Famous people generally aren't like the rest of us. Firstly they seem to take themselves really seriously and secondly, many of them seem to change religions like they change romantic partners. Most of us who are normal and average, and only mildly deluded, follow the religious beliefs of our culture and family. If we are born in India, we are most likely to be Hindu, if we are born in Afghanistan, then the probability that we will be Muslim, will be high. If your family is Catholic, or perhaps Protestant Christians, then, that is probably your religious world view. Celebs however often change religions at the drop of a hat (or perhaps G-string) and seem drawn toward the esoteric and the fanciful.
One must consider, are famous people perhaps deeper and more profound thinkers than most us? That is one idea to consider. Perhaps famous people don't just wish to follow what is cultural, traditional, or the norm in their family or social group. May be celebs genuinely seek the profound and the arcane? Or perhaps celebs are just easily bored and fickle? And looking for the newest, latest religious high?
Credit: wikipediaJulia Roberts comes from a Baptist and Catholic background, but announced in an interview to Elle magazine in 2010, that she had converted to Hinduism. She is a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba, who died in 1973 and who was famous for saying "Love everyone, serve everyone." Ms Roberts is a regular attendee at a temple in L.A, when she goes to chant and meditate. She also believes in reincarnation. Other famous people who have become Hindus are J.D Salinger (author of Catcher in the Rye), Russell Brand and George Harrison of the Beetles.
Snoop dog was originally named Calvin Broadus after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Sr. Frequently in and out of prison in his early years and acquitted of murder charges in 1996, Snoop Dog is a soft-spoken rapper. In 2009, it became known that Snoop Dogg was a member of the Nation of Islam, although he came from a Baptist background. However in 2012 Snoop announced that he was "born again", and that he had made contact with Bob Marley's spirit during a recent trip to Jamaica. He has now changed his name to 'Snoop Lion'. As a Rastafarian, Snoop Lion (are you confused? I am!) was given the Ethiopian name Berhane, which means "light of the world". He is now a Reggae artist.
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