Skip to comments.Liam Neeson: I may become a Muslim Catholic movie star is thinking about changing faith
Posted on 02/04/2012 4:12:03 PM PST by bimboeruption
HOLLYWOOD star Liam Neeson is considering giving up his Catholic belief and becoming a Muslim.
The actor, 59, admitted Islamic prayer "got into his spirit" while filming in Turkish city Istanbul.
He said: "The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing.
"There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim."
Liam was raised in Northern Ireland as a devout Catholic and altar boy and was named after the local priest.
But the star whose wife Natasha Richardson died aged 45 in a skiing accident in 2009 has spoken about challenges to his faith.
He said: "I was reared a Catholic but I think every day we ask ourselves, not consciously, what are we doing on this planet? What's it all about?
"I'm constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism."
Liam was criticised in 2010 after claiming Narnia lion Aslan voiced by him in the movies is not based on Christ as CS Lewis had claimed but in fact all spiritual leaders including Mohammed.
His latest film The Grey, about an oil drilling team who crash in freezing Alaska, is released in the UK on Friday.
Can you imagine John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope or Clark Gable saying something this stupid?
He has always struck me as being limp wristed.
I believe what I believe and feel no need to amass a large group of like-thinking people around me. It is what it is...I am what I am. Please, leave me alone.
He is mourning his wife’s death. I know a lot of people who do and say strange things after losing a spouse. Hopefully he won’t do this.
I was subjected to the call to prayer for a whole year.
Each time the call ceased, the attacks from the insurgents would start. Rockets, mortars, and drive-by shootings at the checkpoints. They gave rise to the phrase, "When the yodeling stops, the bomb drops".
Neeson should just pay the jizyah and keep his damned mouth shut.
Rob Roy a Muslim? Say it ain’t so.
I wonder how beautiful music and buildings touches on the metaphysics of what is the purpose of human existence, why and how are we here. Maybe Ryland Homes is the true faith?
Neeson’s got to a certified nitwit - and a self-hater too boot. I’ve been forced to hear this damned “call to murder” for years on end, having lived in the middle east for quite a long time, at one time across the street from on of those infernal mosques, and I can tell you there is nothing beautiful about it. It’s a lot like fingernails on a blackboard.
What it does is get under your skin, not “into your spirit,” at least if you have a shred of self-respect.
One of the problems I have with celebrities is that they are always goofing around with some silly **** to impress their friends and their fans. Islam is “in” and “chic” right now with the weirdo crowd. This will wear off.
The Ireland sexual abuse scandal did incalculable damage to the Christian faith in Europe.
It’s the religious Goldman-Sachs of Europe.
“He said: “The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing.”
I could have sworn I heard the Kenyan say something along those lines. Come to think of it, he claims he’s part Irish too..
I would think a person joining a religion would be based on their belief in a particular supernatural being or supernatural beings, and not on pomp and circumstance.-Tom
I guess he also loves the screams of innocent people being murdered by followers of the Koran.
What a dork.
But again, it appears that ability to act is somewhat correlated with inability to do anything else.
Liam has in IQ of about 50.
I wanted to make that post, but couldn't come up with the words to do it with, that was my first thought also, on reading his statement.
Time to finish off watching anything I have with him in it, and toss it in the trash thereafter. Thanks bimboeruption.
Liam Neeson needs prayer, not condemnation nor sneers. He is still obviously emotionally unbalanced after the untimely death of his wife. He is not an unintelligent man, far from it. But in grief, in the need to find answers where no answers can be found, it is not unusual for people to throw logic out the window and consider embracing things that are truly alien to their true nature.
I don’t think he’s going to do any such thing (convert to Islam), I think he will ultimately come to his senses, and I will be praying for him to again recognize and embrace the reality of Christ.
If you watch this, you’ll understand what’s going on with Liam:
"I like the beat and its easy to dance to!"
Great reason to risk your eternal salvation.
Pray for him.
He won't be the first, or the last, to commit spiritual suicide.
There are no more enduring and amazing buildings than the great pyramids.
Does that mean it’s time to cast aside all Truth and start worshiping Ra, Osiris, Isis, and Horus?
What a silly, fatuous way to choose one’s faith! LOL!
He just discovered light sabers don’t actually exist and is in shock.
Why is it that only men want to convert to muslim? I’ve never read about any women wanting it. Can’t see why any woman would fall in love with such vermin.
Must be a ‘control’ thang.
You can stone or abuse your mate.
You can kill and say it was an ‘honor’ thang.
Even tho some of them are of Irish descent, they’re not actually representative of Irish Irish. Most of those in America are liberals first, Catholics second; and those in Ireland are socialist first, second, third, and Catholic fourth (if that). They’d really rather be European, thank you. And good luck with that.
WIKI - The Sun gained a reputation for running stories based on few facts. The most blatant example gave the paper one of its best remembered on 13 March 1986: “FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER”. The story alleged that British comedian Freddie Starr had been staying at the home of Vince McCaffrey and his 23-year old girlfriend Lea La Salle in Birchwood, Cheshire, when, after returning from a performance at a nightclub in the early hours he demanded La Salle make him a sandwich. When she refused, he went into the kitchen, put her pet hamster Supersonic between two slices of bread and proceeded to eat it. Starr, in his 2001 autobiography Unwrapped, said he only stayed at McCaffrey’s house once, in 1979, and that the incident was a complete fabrication. He wrote: “I have never eaten or even nibbled a live hamster, gerbil, guinea pig, mouse, shrew, vole or any other small mammal.” When the man behind the story, British publicist Max Clifford, was asked about it on television years later, he admitted to making it up and justified the lie as it boosted Starr’s career enormously.
The Sun falsely accused homosexual pop musician Elton John of having sexual relationships with rent boys. In another story it accused him of removing the voice boxes of his guard dogs because their barking kept him awake. Elton sued over both stories and won £1 million in libel damages.
I agree. His movie output has also increased since her death as though he is burying his grief in work. I hope he finds consolation.
What a jerk. Another one on the ever growing list of actors to not watch anymore.
Hey Liam if you want to follow a religion that was invented 650 years after Christ and throws out all his peaceful teachings, go ahead and throw your soul away.
Wow, that was a funny skit. He was a crack up.
That will make “Taken II” a very short movie.
Daughter: “Daddy, I’m going on a vacation with a friend”
Liam: “You westernized whore! I kill you!”
Whips out knife, stabs daughter.
So you think Neeson was kidding?
Was he kidding when he said Aslan should not be interpreted narrowly and exclusively as an allegory of Jesus Christ. Aslan might also be seen as representing other religious leaders, such as Mohammed or Buddha.
C.S. Lewis devoted secretary, Walter Hooper, said Lewis work has nothing whatever to do with Islam. The whole story is about Christ. Lewis could not have been clearer.
Any idiot knows this.
There are lots of women who choose to convert, of course it only happens in western countries. In muslim countries they are just forced to marry a muslim and forced to convert.
If you can understand the subtle gallow humour of the Scots and Irish, you’d know that was actually pretty funny.
“One of the problems I have with celebrities is that they are always goofing around with some silly **** to impress their friends and their fans.”
But worse than their fickle, ignorant, hipness is the fact that we have to HEAR about it.
I find my plumber to be a more intersting guy than ANY actor. At least he has talent.
He said: “I was reared a Catholic but I think every day we ask ourselves, not consciously, what are we doing on this planet? What’s it all about?
“I’m constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism.”
The Holy Bible answers His Questions......To bring Glory to God.
I feel sorry for Liam.....Cults have a strong attraction
But Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the Life”
“No One comes to the father, but by Me”
I think the loss of his wife has cracked the foundations of his Faith.
You ought to do a little more research. The overwhelming majority (80% by some estimates) of western converts to islam (outside of the prison system) are career women in their 20s to 30s.
Weird headline alert.
Neeson wants to do “standup, parody, improv... slapstick”.
Enjoy yourself liam, I hear they are loads of laughs. Right up your alley.
The new rulers instituted a system called Devshirme, under which likely boys and girls from Christian villages were selected each year to become slaves of the Sultan, the boys circumcised and turned into the soldiers of his Janissary army (or government drones, slaves in any case). And the girls, well, what do you think? A born Muslim could not, under Islamic law, be a slave. Christians? No problem. The whole Ottoman government from the Grand Vizier on down were enslaved in this way.
Before you call it a "beautiful" faith and fall in love with the muezzin's call to prayer, dig a bit deeper Liam. Educate yourself or at least have a conversation with people in the region whose ancestors lived under the Turkish boot heel for several centuries.
I thought that skit was hilarious.
The look on Warwick’s face alone was worth it.
What an IDIOT!!
He’s either emotionally twisted, or early dementia has set in. Anytime I’ve heard the call to prayer (movies, news programs or documentaries) it’s sounds like a wounded beast groaning for help, or a man who is seriously challenged when it comes to singing. Beautiful...uh, no. Jewish cantors, Christian gospel singers or choirs,or monks chanting (hell even the mormon tabernacle choir)are miles above the mohammedans call to prayer, as they hide in their mosques preaching hate (and hiding weapons). Shudder to think,and these ba$tards file lawsuits claiming church bells are offensive in Europe and the U.S. Wake up Western Civilization, the barbarians are in your midst and want one of three things from you; conversion, submission or your death. Take your pick or get ready to fight, to the death. They won’t have it any other way.