Due to his popularity and having been in Hollywood for over three decades, you would think people know everything there is to know about Keanu Reeves. That’s not the case, however, as Keanu Reeves is quite private. So, that has left many fans wondering what religion is he, is he a Christian?
Keanu Reeves has never publicly stated his religion, but he is likely agnostic or just spiritual. Since he is a private person, his religion is a mystery. He has alluded to his religious beliefs before, but nothing seems to say he is a Christian. It is likely that Keanu is either agnostic, irreligious or possibly just spiritual.
Agnosticism, Atheism, Irreligion, and Spirituality
Most people are likely familiar with agnosticism and atheism, but have you heard of being irreligious? How do these differ from being spiritual?
Agnosticism, on the other hand, is the belief that there may be gods and/or deities that exist, but humans cannot have that knowledge. Essentially, it would be impossible for a living human to know if there are gods and/or deities, so agnostics believe there could be, but that can’t be confirmed.
Irreligion or non-religion is when a person either rejects religious beliefs, just doesn’t care about religion or religious beliefs are completely absent.
There are many religions in the world and many people do claim a religion, but there is also 16% of the world’s population that doesn’t claim any religion. Therefore, they are irreligious.
Lastly, spirituality is an individual belief in your own spirit or soul. A person can be spiritual without being religious, but they can also tie their spirituality to their religion.
It is hard to say which belief Keanu Reeves hold, but there is some evidence that he could believe in either one of these.
Keanu Reeves tries to be as private as he can despite being in the public eye. This includes not having any social media and not answering certain interview questions.
So, he has been asked about his religious or spiritual beliefs before, but said his beliefs are “personal and private”.
He has since alluded to his religious beliefs by saying he believes in God and the Devil, but “they don’t have to have pitchforks and a long white beard”.
Many religions include a variation of what God and the Devil look like, so it is hard to tell what, if any, religious beliefs this alludes to for Keanu.
Some of his fans previously thought Keanu was Buddhist since he was in the 1993 film, Little Buddha.
He later refuted that by saying that he has a lot of interest and respect for Buddhism, but does not practice it.
The most recent thing has said about his religious or spiritual beliefs was on Stephen Colbert’s show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Colbert asked Reeves: “What do you think happens when we die?” Keanu responded by saying, “I know that the ones that love us, will miss us.”
This view on death likely came from his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, dying only two years after the couple had a stillborn baby in 1999. Keanu Reeves is no stranger to death.
Since he is so vague and mysterious about his beliefs, his fans have simply speculated that he is just spiritual as he has said: “I believe in God, faith, inner faith, the self, and passion. I am very spiritual and supremely bountiful”.
So it seems like Keanu does not follow any specific religion like Christianity, he is simply spiritual with a belief in a higher power.