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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Submitted By: Mr Blur
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Prince-the-person (outside his music) is soooo disappointing.
6/28/2011 6:02:26 PM
@ Anon2. You win.Hands down.Best comeback to that ever.
6/28/2011 8:02:13 PM
Percy Q. Shunn
Prince, since you seem so comfortable in "islamic" countries, might I suggest you move to one and dress in your typical fashion. It'll be fun to see how well they tolerate and accept your unique sense of style!
6/28/2011 8:27:30 PM
The artist formerly known as an artist... now just a dude nobody listens to... in pretty much every way.
6/29/2011 2:20:09 AM
Let's see how he will react when he's the one who has no choice.
6/29/2011 2:53:20 AM
@what a shocker
"Celebrities are idiots. This surprises people?"
"Harry Potter"'s Daniel Radcliffe. The
most un-celebrity celebrity out there. He's the tabloids/scandal rag/paparazzi's worst nightmare: he never does anything wrong or stupid to warrant any attention from them.
Lady (Gone) Gaga, Amy Wino and Ponce, take note.
Him appearing naked on stage in the West End ("Equus") has done his reputation absolutely no
"Also, can we please stop using "the Bible depicts horrible things, so it's evil!" as a reason to be against it? It's your weakest argument. Depiction is not endorsement, why do so many people not understand this?"
Thus the anti-Bible argument of we Atheists is more than infinitely indestructible. And your argument is completely annihilated.
6/29/2011 8:58:26 AM
Oh, come on, Prince. I liked the purple-and-orange thing better. Hell, I liked the existing-in-a-state-of-namelessness better. That was like your one great gift to humanity, the X formerly known as Y.
Interesting definition of the Bible. Slightly alarming, given how psycho the social interactions in the text are, but interesting nonetheless.
(Oh, yeah, and I spied on the Jehovah's Witnesses in their kingdom hall through the fire door shortly after getting my driving license, and it was one of the most pathetic things I've ever seen. They were so dull and flat and vaguely afraid of everything. I used to prank them and argue with them when they came to the door, but for the last few years I've just been patient with them. It's just sad seeing their eyes light up with hope when you admit that you do, in fact, have a Bible in here somewhere. I didn't even let them see it was filed next to the Harry Potter series.)
6/30/2011 10:51:29 AM
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