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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Carrie Fisher: An enthusiastic agnostic

Fisher in 2013  (Photo by Riccardo Ghilardi)
Although immersed in The Force, Carrie Fisher still had her doubts. 

Wishing she could be like her born-again brother Todd, Carrie would have been “happy to be shown that there is a God.”  She believed that believers feel happier than even the most enthusiastic of agnostics.

Raised “Protestant Light” by her mother and as a secular Jew by her father, Fisher remained tolerant of religious perspectives.  When a Church of England advertisement was banned from being played before a showing of Star Wars, she stated:  I have no idea why they would do that...     People should get a life.

Concerning her own rocky journey, Fisher once explained:  Sometimes you can only find Heaven by backing away slowly from Hell.


Copyright December 29, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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