Tasha Smith Shares Her Journey From Atheist to Believer

The actress said hardships during her youth caused her to doubt the existence of God.

Posted: 04/21/2014 10:33 AM EDT
Tasha Smith

It's not a secret that Tasha Smith considers herself a woman of God, openly thanking her Christian faith for instilling a sense of peace and confidence in the actress. During a visit to The D.L. Hughley Show, the For Better or Worse star shared that she wasn't always so devout and was an atheist in her younger years.

"[Growing up in Camden] is why I said I was an Atheist. 'Cuz I said, 'Jesus, is he really real?'" Smith joked before describing how her hardships led her to question the presence of some divine being.

"You know what, I was a confused young girl with so much tragedy. Sometimes when you're going through stuff, the last person you're thinking exists is God. I mean, it was my confusion, the anger that was in my heart, all that drama. But thank God I know God now, okay?" she continued.


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