Tom Hanks and denominations

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“The major religion I was exposed to in the first 10 years of my life was Catholicism. My stepmother became a Mormon. My aunt, whom I lived with for a long time, was a Nazarene, which is kind of ultra-super Methodist, and in high school, all my friends were Jews. For years I went to Wednesday-night Bible studies with my church group. So I had this peripatetic overview of various faiths, and the one thing I got from that was the intellectual pursuit involved. There was a lot of great stuff to think about.”

Tom Hanks’ second and current wife, Rita Wilson, was raised a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and Hanks has taken on her religion.

Hanks is said to be a deeply religious man and goes to church regularly. Hanks has said that his greatest motivation for being a church-goer is to come in contact with the great unanswered questions mankind has always asked, questions that, for the most part, only religion attempts to answer.

Tom is a family man who was quoted saying his wife and children are his greatest gifts. And he does walk the talk.

Whether they’re walking the red carpet hand-in-hand, or casually attending a hockey game and get caught on the kiss-cam, Tom’s actions consistently reveal his devoted love and affection for his beautiful wife of over 28 years.

The couple revealed that God is their marriage secret. Rita revealed,

“God is a part of our life. Every single day, I prayed to God for I don’t know how many years that he would bring me somebody that I loved, that loved me in the same way, and he brought me Tom, so I believe in that.”
 
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“The major religion I was exposed to in the first 10 years of my life was Catholicism. My stepmother became a Mormon. My aunt, whom I lived with for a long time, was a Nazarene, which is kind of ultra-super Methodist, and in high school, all my friends were Jews. For years I went to Wednesday-night Bible studies with my church group. So I had this peripatetic overview of various faiths, and the one thing I got from that was the intellectual pursuit involved. There was a lot of great stuff to think about.”

Tom Hanks’ second and current wife, Rita Wilson, was raised a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and Hanks has taken on her religion.

Hanks is said to be a deeply religious man and goes to church regularly. Hanks has said that his greatest motivation for being a church-goer is to come in contact with the great unanswered questions mankind has always asked, questions that, for the most part, only religion attempts to answer.

Tom is a family man who was quoted saying his wife and children are his greatest gifts. And he does walk the talk.

Whether they’re walking the red carpet hand-in-hand, or casually attending a hockey game and get caught on the kiss-cam, Tom’s actions consistently reveal his devoted love and affection for his beautiful wife of over 28 years.

The couple revealed that God is their marriage secret. Rita revealed,



That is good info to know!

He is an excellent actor who has done many meaningful roles.
 

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Interesting....
Is this the actor who was in the Da Vinci Code...?
Hi Lanolin;

Tom Hanks was the main character in the movie, Da Vinci Code. He investigates a murder and Leonardo da Vinci's wall painting of The Last Supper, and possibly stumbles across a secret of Mary Magdelene and Jesus being married. It drew harsh criticism from the Catholic church and the Christian community.

To the producers it was fictional entertainment but remains sensitive to others who may not see it the way Hollywood sees it.

God bless
you and your family.