What Religion is Aaron Rodgers?
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is one of the best in the game today. Cheeseheads know all about what he does on the football field season after season. But over the years his personal life has been in the spotlight as well thanks to his popularity and romances with some high-profile women.
Since 2018, he’s been in a relationship with Danica Patrick and fans have so many questions as they can’t seem to get enough of the couple. Here’s the answer to the burning question about what religion the NFL superstar is, plus what religion Patrick converted to.
What Rodgers’ religion was growing up
Rodgers grew up a devout Christian. He stated that he accepted Christ when he was very young and attended church with his family every Sunday, but there came a point when he began to question evangelism.
The quarterback also spoke about this subject during a profile piece with ESPN the Magazine in 2017.
“I think in people’s lives who grew up in some sort of organized religion, there really comes a time when you start to question things more,” Rodgers told the publication.
He added, “I remember asking a question as a young person about somebody in a remote rainforest because the words that I got were: ‘If you don’t confess your sins, then you’re going to hell.’ And I said, ‘What about the people who don’t have a Bible readily accessible?’”
What religion he identifies with now
Rodgers has since embarked on his own spiritual journey and in 2018, took a trip to India where he met the Dalai Lama.
“We talked about his vision for the world and his global message of kindness and acceptance and togetherness,” Rodgers recalled.
As for what religion the NFL player identities with, he told ESPN that he no longer sees himself as a Christian and does not have any specific religious affiliation.
And what about Rodgers’ lady? What are Patrick’s religious beliefs?
What religion Patrick converted to and why
Patrick has admitted that she really wasn’t sure which religion her family belonged to growing up since Sundays were more about racing that religion. She once told The New Yorker that she thought they may have been Lutheran, however, she became interested in the subject in 2004.
At that time Patrick was dating Paul Hospenthal, who was Catholic and when they tied the knot in 2005 she decided to convert for him. Their marriage didn’t last though as they ended up getting divorced eight years later.
These days the former racecar driver says she still believes in God but doesn’t formally identify with one particular religion.
“I’m not necessarily of any religion,” Patrick explained during an interview with podcaster Lewis Howes. “I don’t believe in all or any of them. They all have good points. I could go to any religious ceremony and say that I learned something today, or I might dismiss it all.”