[Sylvester McCoy] Sylvester McCoy is an Atheist but was raised Catholic and trained to be a Roman Catholic Priest

Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy


# Catholic Background
# Atheist
23 Jul 2018

In an interview with The Big Issue, Sylvester McCoy said

I think I volunteered to become a priestbecause I wanted to be on the stage, and they had great costumes. That was my religious calling, really. The Catholic Church wrecked my knees, so I couldn’t keep up Catholicism. I took up atheism instead – it’s not so hard on the knees. I started to turn away from Catholicism when I was 19 and I went to London. I saw, for the first time, real poverty and injustice. I started to question authority – and once you start questioning authority, you start to question what they tell you is the greatest authority. I found it all wanting.
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This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Sylvester McCoy's views on 22 Jun 2022.

Great source Max, thanks!