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    Is Madonna Religious? Why Does She Think ‘Jesus Is Sexy’?

    Madonna is a headline maker. Whatever she utters, it makes itself into the front page. She has been making headlines since she first burst onto the scene nearly four decades ago. The Grammy-winning singer often found herself in plenty of media coverage over the years for things she has said, which are often provocative.

    Her image became more sexed up in the early 1990s. She released her smash album ‘Erotica’ in 1992. Its release was accompanied by the explicit coffee table book ‘Sex’. In the early 2000s, Madonna made headlines again when she locked lips with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Now, she is making headlines for a totally different situation.

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    Is Madonna Religious?


    Madonna talked in an interview about the role religion has played in her life.  “I have a funny relationship with religion,” she said honestly. “I’m a big believer in ritualistic behavior as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody. But I’m not a big fan of rules. And yet we cannot live in a world without order. … Yes, I like to provoke; it’s in my DNA. But nine times out of 10, there’s a reason for it.”

    She went on to discuss when she attracted media attention in the early 2000s for her study of Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism. “At 35, I was divorced and looking for love in all the wrong places. I decided that I needed to be more than a girl with gold teeth and gangster boyfriends. More than a sexual provocateur imploring girls not to go for second-best baby,” she said of the time.

    “I began to search for meaning and a real sense of purpose in life. I wanted to be a mother, but I realized that just because I was a freedom fighter didn’t mean I was qualified to raise a child. I decided I needed to have a spiritual life. That’s when I discovered Kabbalah.”

    The singer said frankly that she wasn’t trying to do anything at the time except better herself. “When the world discovered I was studying Kabbalah, I was accused of joining a cult. I was accused of being brainwashed. Of giving away all my money. I was accused of all sorts of crazy things,” she said.

    “You would think that studying the mystical interpretation of the Old Testament and trying to understand the secrets of the universe was a harmless thing to do. I wasn’t hurting anybody. Just going to class, taking notes in my spiral notebook, contemplating my future. I was actually trying to become a better person.”

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    Why Does The Singer Think ‘Jesus Is Sexy’?


    Madonna opened up about her provocative past in a 2013 interview with Harper’s Bazaar“When you’re 25, it’s a little bit easier to be daring, especially if you are a pop star, because eccentric behavior is expected from you,” she said.

    The singer added, “By then I was shaving under my arms, but I was also wearing as many crucifixes around my neck as I could carry, and telling people in interviews that I did it because I thought Jesus was sexy.” “Well, he was sexy to me,” she admitted, “but I also said it to be provocative.”

    After this comment, the mega popstar found herself in some serious trouble. “There’s something really extreme and dramatic about the idea that you know, in any church you go and you see a man on a cross, practically naked, bleeding from his wounds, and everyone genuflects and prays to him,” Madonna said of Jesus.

    “I find that so intriguing, poetic and sometimes sexual, sensual. And the idea that people are – in a way, it’s pagan because people are worshipping a thing,” the popstar said. She also went on to say that Jesus would agree with women having abortions, much to the dismay of Christians everywhere.

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    Trisha Gayathri G
    Trisha Gayathri G
    Trisha Gayathri is an ardent writer and a public speaker. She has a masters in English from Women's Christian College, Chennai. She loves to read and 'Book Thief' is her favourite. She knows everything about music and fandom. Her motto in life is to entertain people and thereby placing her first step into entertainment by writing for the entertainment unit of First Curiosity.

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