"I'm not a religious person," said actor Chris Pratt

"Jurassic World Dominion" actor shared that "really I'm not a religious person" adding, "Religion has been oppressive as f--- for a long time."

Pratt clarified in an interview for Men’s Health's July/August cover story that he’s "not a religious person" and has never attended Hillsong Church.

He revealed that he has faced criticism for being associated with religion. In 2019 he was tied to Hillsong Church and been accused of being anti-LGBTQ+.

At the time of the allegations "Guardians of the Galaxy"  said, "Nothing could be further from the truth."

He shared that "I never went to Hillsong. I've never actually been to Hillsong. Pratt said he decided not to say that at the time because he didn’t want to "throw a church under the bus."

The actor shared that Religion has been oppressive as f--- for a long time." He ocassionallyattends Zoe Church and Catholic Church his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger.

"I didn't know that I would kind of become the face of religion. I think there's a distinction between being religious and adhering to the customs created by man.

Oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred."

"Whatever it is. The evil that's in the heart of every single man has glommed on to the back of religion and come along for the ride."

He said on the negative backlash he’s received on social media "I consider everything a blessing truly in my life. why are they coming after me?"