Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams believes that it is “incredibly arrogant and pompous” to assume that there’s no God and “nothing else out there.”
The famed performer affirmed his belief in a higher power during a recent interview with the British magazine Stylist.
“I believe in God but I also believe in the universe … and I believe in that innate ability to make decisions and to exercise our feelings as human beings,” Williams said. “How do you see all the stars and think there’s nothing else out there?”
But he wasn’t done there. The entertainer also had a more pointed message about those who have concluded that God simply doesn’t exist.
“It’s so incredibly arrogant and pompous. It’s amazing that there are people who really believe that,” he said. “It’s unbelievable.”
This isn’t the first time Williams has spoken openly about his belief in a higher power. In fact, the singer said earlier this year that he Lord inspired his writing of the song “Happy,” an upbeat tune that was on the soundtrack for the popular animated film “Despicable Me 2.”
Describing conceptual struggles that sometimes hit singer-songwriters, Williams said that he had a moment in which “the master, God, the universe speaks to you” while penning the song.
Watch him describe that dynamic below:
For those wondering about the specifics of Williams’ faith views, he said in 2013 that he’s a Christian “on paper,” but labeled himself a Universalist.
“Do I think that Christianity is the only way? No. I think the only route for everything is their connection to God,” he told GQ Style, according to Metro. “There’s religious dogma that gets involved, something for the greater good and sometimes for not so great reasons … But they give you a way, a vehicle to get to God.”
(H/T: Christian Today)