Seth Macfarlane is an American actor, writer, animator, comedian, Singer, and filmmaker. He is widely recognized as the creator of the TV series Family Guy, The Orville, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show. Besides his profession, Seth is equally in the limelight for his bold perspective on religion.
So, what is so unique about Macfarlane’s religious perspectivism that caught the people’s attention? Which religion does he follow? Is he Jewish?
Let’s know in detail about Macfarlane’s religion.
Is Seth Macfarlane Jewish? Is He Religious?
Raised Catholic, the 49 years old Seth is Jewish but the irony is he has never believed in practicing religion.
At the age of 11, Seth had got a chance to draw a comic strip for a local newspaper. At the time, he mainly satirized the concept of the existence of god. In the comic strip, he made fun of some Catholic practices. In this regard, he once said,
I did a strip that had a guy kneeling at the altar taking Communion and saying can I have fries with that? And to my 11-year-old brain that was comedy
Even the content in his show also reflects Seth’s disbelief towards religion. In his hit show Family Guy, Macfarlane’s as the hit character Stewie said at Harvard,
Stay away from the church. In the battle over science vs. religion, science offers credible evidence for all the serious claims it makes. The church says, ‘Oh, it’s right here in this book, see? The one written by people who thought the sun was magic?’ I for one would like to see some proof that there is a God. And if you say ‘a baby’s smile’ I’m going to kick you right in the stomach
As per Macfarlane, Religion is a source of hatred for him.
Seth’s Created Hit Show ‘Family Guy’ Portrays Religion In a Negative Way
In the year 1999, Seth Macfarlan’s created an animated sitcom Family Guy, in which he exhibited his disbelief towards religion. In fact, he mocked the existence of god. Several scenes of the series portrayed Christianity in a negative way, like as,
Jesus phones God who is portrayed lying in bed with a woman. God hangs up on Jesus and leers at the woman, who holds up a condom. God responds: “Oh, come on, baby. It’s my birthday.”
In the episode ‘Cat Fight’, the show stated Christians, and religious believers in general, are “stupid” and “idiots.”
Seth Macfarlane Is An Outspoken Atheist; Does Not Believe In God
The Kent native, Seth considers himself an atheist and has been outspoken about it over the years. Once in an interview, he told,
“I do not believe in God. I’m an atheist. I consider myself a critical thinker, and it fascinates me that in the 21st century most people still believe in, as George Carlin puts it, ‘the invisible man living in the sky.’ ”
Further, in a talk show, Real Time with Bill Maher, he discussed atheism. In the show, he proudly accepted him as an atheist.