Almost on a weekly basis, Kanye West hosts Sunday services for his celeb friends. But even though he likes the fun that comes with the service and discussion of God, West maintains that he doesn’t believe in religion. How can he be heading a faith service without religion? The answer to it certainly seems very rational and a one that is worth pondering upon.
West’s Sunday services are extremely exclusive. In fact, even if you are invited, you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Since none of us really can score an invite to one of West’s services, we’ll have to look at other sources to know about his views on religion.
We’ll have to take a trip to 2009 before he married Kim Kardashian when he called himself by the name Yeezy. In an archived conversation with Bossip, West gave interesting thoughts, starting with his ideas about choice some thought-provoking thoughts. The interviewer enquired about an earlier statement where West said he didn’t quite believe in religion.
“I believe in God,” West said. “Christianity wasn’t a really easy thing when I grew up, it was the only thing. It wasn’t like I was handed the decision back then.”
He told that we have an alternative in almost every other part of our lives. We get to decide on our careers and our interests. But religion is just given to us by our parents. You’re born a Jew or Muslim or Christian, and you’re by default expected to follow that.
West maintains he respects people from all over the world and every culture. He has massive respect for people who embrace their true identities. But as far as religion, West rejects its notion or having to be stuck to any particular way of thought.
“I would never walk into a religion,” he said. “I guess my religion is just what I do religiously every day after waking up.”