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The song, which has racked up more than 4 million YouTube hits, has angered The Catholic League and many others for including lyrics such as, “When he comes to me, I am ready/ I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs/ Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain/ Even after three times, he betrays me/ I’ll bring him down, a king with no crown…”
In the “Judas” music video, Lady Gaga is set to portray Mary Magdalene, causing some to wonder if she’s provoking the religious population or just sacrilegious.
Originally posted by Mactire
Personally, I think Judas gets a bad rap. The whole story of him betraying the Christ is a lie. The meeting Jesus had with Judas before he turned him in, the nervousness of Judas after that meeting. Jesus knew he needed to be a martyr to stab the point home. He told Judas to turn him in, his friend, so that the Jews would understand the measure of his resolve. Judas may have taken payment, but to not take the money would have seemed fishy. He did kill himself out of guilt, but it makes the guilt that much more if you understand that they truly were friends and what he was asked to do was unspeakable.
Sorry. Didn't mean to turn this into a religious debate, but keeping on topic:
Individual Christians may get angry, but like the violence that Islamic fundamentalists unleash on the innocent, they aren't a reflection of the true nature of their faith.
In short: Gaga rocks, and the Pope, I don't think, will get into too much of a tiff over this. He is the same Pope that declared "Aliens are real, and Stem Research is Good", so... I think he's a pretty laid back free thinker. His past still scares the $h!t out of me though.
No, they are not. They are "papists". They worship the pope as "the vicar of Christ on earth". They worship Mary. They worship idols. No, they are not Christians. That would be a whole other thread though, if you really want to discuss that begin an appropriate thread and we can do so.
Originally posted by MzMorbid
reply to post by sonofliberty1776
You're aware that catholics are christians, right?