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In an exclusive interview with the Guardian's Film&Music, Prince said: "It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." When asked about the fate of those unhappy with having no choice, he replied: "There are people who are unhappy with everything. There's a dark side to everything."

Prince embraced religion in 2001, when he became a Jehovah's Witness. "I was anti-authoritarian but at the same time I was a loving tyrant," he told the Guardian. "You can't be both. I had to learn what authority was. That's what the Bible teaches. The Bible is a study guide for social interaction.

Prince, The Guardian 58 Comments [6/27/2011 2:51:12 AM]
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Prince... as in the man formerly known as a celebrity?

When was the last time anyone gave a rat's festering ass what he said?

6/27/2011 3:58:11 AM

Percy Q. Shunn


6/27/2011 3:59:19 AM


Prince used to be good, then he became a tosser, now he is a total arsehole!

6/27/2011 4:24:40 AM


So he says, everybody who is unhappy living in a dictatorship, is "unhappy with everything"? So when I simply want something like personal liberty, I am a perma-negative, destructive guy who never sees a positive thing?

Lets jump into the time-machine, and go back to the 30s:

"It's fun living in soviet russia under Stalin. There's order. You get assigned your job, you get told exactly what you ought to do. There's no choice. People are happy with that. Those unhappy with this system? Well, there are people who are unhappy with everything. Thats the dark side to the glorious revolution. We call these people "counter-revolutionaries", and our beloved comrade Stalin deals with them accordingly. They need to learn what authority is. Thats what Stalin's writings teach us. Stalin's writings are a study guide for social interaction."

6/27/2011 4:33:55 AM

Mister Spak

If you think it's so much fun in islamic countries, go move to one permanently.

6/27/2011 4:40:01 AM



6/27/2011 4:48:16 AM

Raised by Horses

Two words: Prince World.

6/27/2011 4:50:42 AM

Argle Bargle

Prince has always been a bit cookoo, but it seems that he's gone from being a lovable weirdo to an asshole.

What a waste of a talent.

6/27/2011 4:54:30 AM

Philbert McAdamia

So the bible is the manual for -- anti-authoritarian types?tyrants?

6/27/2011 4:58:41 AM

David B.

"There's no choice. People are happy with that"

Says the man who went around with "SLAVE" written on his face because his music company didn't let him do just as he wished.

6/27/2011 5:06:33 AM


Just ask Kevin Smith how rational Prince is.

6/27/2011 5:06:42 AM

Dan Onymous

Gosh, Prince turns out to be a bit of a nutter.

Why has nobody mentioned this before?

6/27/2011 5:12:51 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Yet another eccentric celebrity says something stupid, take 128589412384182491.

6/27/2011 5:43:43 AM

Doubting Thomas

Yay! Let's all give up all our rights and freedom of choice! Sorry, but you're doing a shitty job of selling religion.

And by the way, there is no "one religion" of Islam. There are Sunnis & Shiites which bicker between each other, much like Catholics & Protestants do.

6/27/2011 6:14:57 AM

Vermicious Knid

Celebrities and athletes really need to keep their lips zipped when they're not doing whatever it is they became famous for, and sometimes even then. Sure, they have the right to say what they want, but the river of stupid that flows out of most of their mouths when they try to sound smart just makes me embarrassed for them.

6/27/2011 6:14:58 AM


Translation for normal people:

Prince: "I want to be told exactly what I can and can't do by a totalitarian regime."

Everyone else: "Good luck to you, buddy. We don't want that. We value our freedoms and our ability to choose. Go live in your own dictatorship, but don't expect any of us to follow suit."

6/27/2011 6:49:04 AM

That sounds fun if you're a psycho.

6/27/2011 7:00:59 AM

Professor M

"I was anti-authoritarian but at the same time I was a loving tyrant," he told the Guardian. "You can't be both.

I agree completely. Would have been a better idea to give up the "tyrant" bit, though.

6/27/2011 7:12:04 AM


"Prince said: "It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion"

Three words: Iran. Persian Jews*.

Your argument is invalid, 'Squiggle'.

*- Upon his return to Iran, post-Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Khomeni issued a fatwa which meant that said Jews in Iran were not to be persecuted or intimidated in any way.


'Jews are protected in the Iranian constitution and seat is reserved for a Jew in the Majlis. Iran hosts the largest Jewish population of any Muslim-majority country. After Israel, it is home to the second-largest Jewish population in the Middle East.'

Ponce, the 'Purple Pain' doesn't do much reading, does he?

6/27/2011 7:19:44 AM


In other words: Diotatorship is fun! Pretty standard fundy stuff.

6/27/2011 7:31:40 AM


Yes, tyranny is bad. We should be a little wiser by worshiping a celestial tyrant and glorifying religious Arab tyrants instead.

6/27/2011 7:31:55 AM

Pule Thamex

See how easy it is for religion to turn a simpleton into a drooling zombie? In this case, the victim must have been an extra simple simpleton since the subverting agents were Jehovah's Witnesses. The Jehovah's Witnesses are themselves like clueless simpletons. One can often find them wandering the housing estates near where I live, knocking on strangers' doors and disturbing the house-holders for no good reason that anyone has ever been able to ascertain. Lacklustre dimwits of a disturbingly obtuse mentality are authority figures only to those forlorn and desperate types with zero personality and even less talent. Desperate and forlorn types like Prince.

6/27/2011 8:02:37 AM


Eh, just another stupid celebrity.

6/27/2011 8:05:06 AM


Those same Islamist fundies would tell Prince to quit dressing up in those androgynous frills, dump rock music, grow a big bushy beard....


Look, Prince, you were much cooler before you became a religious nut....The "old" Prince was a rebel who could reconcile raw hot sexuality with spirituality & also penned protest tunes that hippies would agree with!

Give me "1999", "Purple Rain" & "Sign O The Times"....The REAL Prince....not this Holy Roller Body-Snatcher victim!

The "old" Prince was a jerkass but he was a COOL jerkass....this other guy is just a jerkass.

6/27/2011 8:51:25 AM


"The Bible is a study guide for social interaction."

Like how to rape, kill children, and pillage entire civilizations

6/27/2011 9:01:38 AM

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