Sylvester Stallone’s views on religion

Sylvester Stallone spoke on a conference call headed by Jud Wilhite, senior pastor of Central Christian Church, and spoke about how his movie Rocky related to the church, and while emphasizing his view on the Church and on Christianity, said:
“Without the church it’s like having a boat without the rudder. You think you can do it on your own and this may sound pedestrian or trite but I’ll equate it to this: all my life I’ve been involved with exercise but no matter how much—and I know a great deal about the body—you need help. You need a trainer. You need to go to a gym and you need to have the expertise and the guidance of someone else. You cannot train yourself. I feel the same way about Christianity and what the church is. The church is the gym of the soul.”