“I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no ‘there’ there,” Moore, a mother of two, told the Hollywood Reporter. “Structure, it’s all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there’s nothing but chaos.”
It wasn’t the first time the Oscar-winning actor had revealed her atheism publicly. In 2002, while appearing on Inside the Actor’s Studio, she gave the world’s best answer to the question, “If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say at the pearly gates?”
“Well, she answered, “I guess you were wrong. I do exist.”
Still, it was the first time she expanded on the topic to any degree. For instance, in a conversation about the path that her life has taken, Moore indicated that the notion of a godless universe has allowed her to take full responsibility for her own choices and full credit for her own happiness — an opinion I think many secularists share.
“The idea that you’re the center of your own narrative and that you can create your life is a great idea,” she says, referring to a notion in one of her favorite books, Little Women. “I totally believe it. I’ve been really lucky, but I feel I’ve completely created my own life.”