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Unread 07-04-2019, 09:07 AM
Jim Moonan Jim Moonan is offline
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Just reading a piece about Orson Welles on his religious views/beliefs (he was very stingy with personal information on this subject). I found this quote to be truthful:

"I try to be a Christian. I don't pray really, because I don't want to bore God."

Later in life he declared himself atheist but in this context:

"Near the end of his life, Welles was dining at Ma Maison, his favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, when proprietor Patrick Terrail conveyed an invitation from the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, who asked Welles to be his guest of honor at divine liturgy at Saint Sophia Cathedral. Welles replied, 'Please tell him I really appreciate that offer, but I am an atheist.'" --From Terrail, Patrick, A Taste of Hollywood: The Story of Ma Maison. New York: Lebhar-Friedman Books, 1999
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