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Brad Pitt Talks Pot and Politics — Interesting or Irrelevant?

Brad Pitt made an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher Friday to chat about his upcoming film Inglourious Basterds. He also touched on a few other topics, like marijuana and his thoughts on politics and religion after jokingly talking about running for mayor of New Orleans last week. So, tell us — do you think his interview is interesting or irrelevant?

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Ginger Ginger 7 years
The only thing I find insulting and stupid about this are the comments from people who didn't listen to what he was saying before using this opportunity to tear him apart over it. But then, that kind of behavior does fit the stereotype of the views espoused, so it's not exactly a surprise. And the reason they talk so much about pot is because it's Real Time, where Bill Maher talks about pot in every episode.
Phil Phil 7 years
Interesting. I didn't know Brad Pitt was a non-believer, and it's great to know that such an influential public figure (or at least a figure so regarded in the sadly influential American celebriculture) is talking about the need for a state independent of the influence of religion. Some of the more fundamentalist religions are arguably a strong influence against civil rights (gay rights, gay marriage), and this same influence is a significant motivation in the actions of politicians, and the millions of people who let their religion and ecclesiasts do the thinking and decision making for them (re millions of people who are under the misconception that U.S.A. is a Christian nation--it's not, as stated in article 11 in the Treaty of Tripoli; politicians who begin their state functions with prayer; Texas; W.). The idea that policy should not be influenced by religion is an idea that should not be ignored--religion is not always a positive influence (re The Crusades), people don't always agree with the particular interpretations of doctrine, and people in the U.S. don't always believe in the same doctrine. To allow religion to encroach into state matters would undermine the basic liberties under which the U.S.A. was founded. Cheers to Brad Pitt.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
I found it interesting
sham28 sham28 7 years
I'm extremely sick of Brad, Angelina and Jennifer. All of them.
rivrchild rivrchild 7 years
Ahem. He said, by the same token that "if a group of gay married couples were telling you that you couldn't practice your religion I'd be speaking out for you too." I think the only belief he's trying to impose on anyone is the belief in freedom and acceptance, for all. It should be about freedom of choice, that's all he is saying. And I agree with him.
kingdomhearts kingdomhearts 7 years
Im liking him less and less and I dont buy that he will never marry Angelina until the gay marriage is a go. Love conquers all.
jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
I love pot!
acyl acyl 7 years
Yeah, Brad Pitt is a fascist dictator. That's the funniest thing I've heard so far today. FEAR BRAD!!!
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I don't think that he is trying to impose his beliefs system on other people. They asking questions that he responded, that's all.
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