Pasolini was an Italian filmmaker, poet, writer, and intellectual. 
"I've never been religious unless you can count a very ridiculous religious crisis at fourteen years of age, I was still very innocent. Then from one day to the next, I didn't believe anymore."
From his 1968 New York Times interview:
"I suffer from the nostalgia of a peasant-type religion, and that is why I am on the side of the servant. But I do not believe in a metaphysical god. I am religious because I have a natural identification between reality and God. Reality is divine. That is why my films are never naturalistic. The motivation that unites all of my films is to give back to reality its original sacred significance."