6 Stars Who Aren't Sure God Exists

For many Latinos, religion is a vital source of faith and inspiration. It's an important part of their life, and something they could never do without. But not all of us believe in a higher power, and a growing number of Latinos have stepped away from the church, which only speaks to our diverse backgrounds, appearances and yes--beliefs. From Javier Bardem to Rafael Nadal, these six stars have opened up about questioning the existence of God: 

1. Javier Bardem

 
Javier Bardem spoke openly about his beliefs (or lack thereof) in a candid interview with GQ. “I’ve always said I don’t believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino,” he said. As the magazine notes, Bardems unafraid to display his contrarian streak. Following the legalization of gay marriage in Spain in 2005, he famously said, “I would get married tomorrow, just to f--- with the Church.”

2. Shakira

 
In an interview with Elle, Shakira admits she briefly lost her religious faith after a string of disappointments in love. “I think, if you can prove the existence of God, it can only be proven through love,” she told the magazine. “I even had lost my faith for a while. I was becoming an agnostic. And it was really hard, because I was always very religious, and for a few years, maybe because -- it sounds so corny -- I was not feeling the love like it was supposed to be, I started to think that there was no God. And suddenly, I meet Gerard and the sun comes out.”

3. Fred Armisen

 
When Bill Maher asked comedian Fred Armisen about his religion, he answered simply: “I’m an atheist.” Hes failed to elaborate on the matter since then.

4. Louis CK

 
Louis CK spoke candidly about how he is not an atheist, but also mentioned that religion is pretty far down on the list of things he’s worried about. During a Reddit AMA, he said, “I’m not an atheist. I think god is there, and that he is watching and he made us. I just don’t give a s***t.”
 
Later, he elaborated, “well i don’t “believe in god” i have zero idea how everything got here. I would personally say that, if i had to make a listen of possibles, god would be pretty far down. But if I were to make a list of people that know what the fuck they are talking about, I would be REALLY far down.”

5. Gael Garcia Bernal

 
In an interview with IndieWire, Bernal acknowledged his lack of religion. When asked if his family raised him Catholic, he answered: “Kind of. I think I’m culturally Catholic, but spiritually agnostic. Was it Luis Buñuel that said, ‘Thank God, I’m an atheist.’?” 
 
(P.S. Luis Buñuel, the acclaimed Spanish filmmakers, often spoke about his religious beliefs. In 1960, he famously told a magazine, “I’m still an atheist, thank God.")

6. Rafael Nadal

 
Tennis star Rafael Nadal spoke candidly about religion when Sports Illustrated asked him whether or not he believes in God. He said, “It’s hard to say, ‘I don’t believe in God.’ I would love to know if God exists. But it’s a very difficult thing for me to believe. I don’t know. It’s private, and I don’t want to speak about it, but I say, ‘If God exists, you don’t need [to cross yourself] or pray.’ If God exists, he’s intelligent enough to [do] the important things, the right things.”