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Showing posts with label Prince Jehovah Witness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prince Jehovah Witness. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Prince And His God.

I want to use this post to illiterate how religion plays a bigger part in our lives and how we view things. I believe Prince is a prime example of that. It's hard for me to picture Prince with these views, of all people. Prince who owes his success to a music business that for the most part is supportive of liberal values. Prince who is down on same-sex marriage and adoption by gay parents.

A recent piece in the New Yorker is about a visit to Prince's home in Beverly Park - a gated community in LA. Prince is described as "a small fifty-year-old man in yoga pants and a big sweater, wearing platform flip-flops over white socks, like a geisha." When the talk turns to social issues, Prince uses the Bible for a prop:
When asked about his perspective on social issues—gay marriage, abortion—Prince tapped his Bible and said, “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’ ”
Great musician that he is an at the age of 50 he is on the straight and narrow and it shows. I believe a lot of that has to do with his religion of choice. Prince is a Jehovah's Witness ... has been for seven years. He's been known to slip out of his gated community to go around the neighborhood proselytizing door-to-door. His religious make-over has included cleaning up the dirty bits in his song lyrics. It has even included going celibate.

The Jehovah's Witnesses are Prince choice to follow. But, according to Beliefnet.com, an independent website that covers the world's religions, the Witnesses believe that abortion is wrong, homosexuality a "serious sin" and gender roles defined i.e. men are the head of the household and women loving caretakers who assist the husband in teaching the children. They are opposed to blood transfusions. Again, I am only saying what and who we believe in plays a larger role in our thinking and determination of things of matter than some people think.

Also, maybe some one need to inform Prince that The Jehovah Witnesses are not Christian. He stated once when ask about his faith in which he call Jehovah Witnesses a Christian denomination. Prince there is a huge gap between the Christian view of Jesus and other religions. A lot of religion sees Jesus as just a man, if he existed at all, we Christians call him God. Jews say that Jesus was not the Messiah, we Christians say he was. Muslims say that Jesus didn't die on the cross but we Christians say He did. Hindus claim that God has and is incarnate multiple times over,we Christians believe that God has only been incarnate in Jesus. Buddhists believe that the world will be perfected when we do what is right.We Christians know that apart from God, no one can do what is right. Peter says in Acts 4:12, that, “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved,” and as Paul says in 1 Timothy 2:5, “there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.