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Ariana Grande Loses Her Religion Over Pope Benedict

Ariana Grande abandons her Catholic beliefs over Pope Benedict

Ariana Grande has turned her back on Catholicism and Christianity in general. Apparently, Pope Benedict was behind her losing her religion when he made statements she found unacceptable.

It isn’t uncommon for musicians to turn their back on religion, especially in the heavy metal scene. Nearly every famous heavy metal vocalist rebelled against their religious upbringing to get into the music business, including James Hetfield of Metallica, and Brian Warner of Marilyn Manson.

A pop singer abandoning their faith is not something you hear about regularly, though. Grande was one who went her own way after the previous Pope made statements about pop culture and various groups that she didn’t agree with.

Growing up a Roman Catholic, the pop singer kept hearing things from the church which made her question her beliefs. First it was gay marriage, then SpongeBob SquarePants; she felt it was getting ridiculous and she’d had enough.

It is unknown if Grande might change her mind since Pope Benedict stepped down and made way for a more lenient Pope Francis, but the damage may have already been done.

Ariana Grande told the press recently about her change in beliefs:

“I was born Roman Catholic but I lost faith when the Pope decided to tell me everything I loved and believed in was wrong. The church said (cartoon character) Spongebob Squarepants is gay and he’s a sinner and he should burn in hell. And Harry Potter was a sin. And working women. I was like ‘Enough! First the gays, then Spongebob and now Harry Potter? Get out my house!’ I was not having it. And the working woman thing? It was a moment for me. I needed something else to believe in.”

Since then, the “Baby I” singer has converted to Kabbalah, an offshoot of Judaism made popular by Madonna and Demi Moore. She says the basis lies in the idea that if you’re kind to others, good things will happen to you.

Considering how Madonna reportedly treats the people she works with and among, it doesn’t seem that she’s that good a role model. The same can be said for Demi Moore, whose tendency to demand massive settlements in her divorce cases isn’t kind at all. We can only hope that Grande is taking her own path and will give future converts a more positive role model.

Yet another celebrity abandons their original religion, with Ariana Grande citing Pope Benedict as the reason she left the Catholic church.

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4 Responses to “Ariana Grande Loses Her Religion Over Pope Benedict”

  1. David Cubar

    This is what happens when you get your information from media about Church doctrine…

  2. Rosemarie Scott

    The Pope never condemned Harry Potter. As a Cardinal he wrote a nice letter to a weird German lady who wrote a book condemning Harry Potter but he never per say condemned Harry Potter. I doubt any of the Popes have ever heard of Sponge Bob much less took the time to condemn it. He has criticized women with children putting their careers before their families but he never forbad women to work per say. He is against gay marriage but they are all
    against gay marriage even Pope Francis. That is unremarkable.

    Ariana seems like a sweet kid & she is a funny actress and lovely singer but she should re-think her spirituality.

    I will pray for her. God Bless.

  3. Dorrian Barista

    This is ridiculous the pope never said any such things about gays burning in hell. He might have said the action of gay sex is a sin but ne never said gays will burn in hell or that being attracted to and just dating the same sex is a sin, because it isn't. He most certainly didnt say working women and cartoon characters are sins, this is nonsense propaganda and its very disappointing for a nominally catholic girl to then come out with blatant propaganda to justify their position. Leave the church is fine but making up lies about what people said, or believe is not, their is zero in church doctrine about potter, bob or that all gays should go to hell just for being gay or kissing folk of the same sex, heck even the possibly minor or non existent sin of gay sex is not going to send any one to hell, how u treat folk just might.

    The sad fact is folk will believe this girl when she said this without even wanting any evidence that the pope in fact said just being gay is a sin or that gays should burn in hell. Im pretty sure the pope knows that if such a place hell exists that humans can y not say who will be there. Certainly absolute minor things like gay sex or sex before marriage arent hell of a likely to put you there, but treating people like shit will. Here Arriana is treating people like shit, even in just a small way, by plain making up stuff, selling out to peddle the line her record label want her to push. And maybe even they had to get enough "advisor's" feeding her bull shit stories to actually convince her the pope in any way said anything like she claimed. For any atheist that wonder did pope critize potter here is how it actually went down, which is a long way from how ultra conservative and liberal people like to portray it. Basically he writes a generic response to a crazy in order to humour her, he never even says his own personal feelings on the issue and instead directs her to the object of her ire, some talk show host.

    This is ridiculous the pope never said any such things about gays burning in hell. He might have said the action of gay sex is a sin but ne never said gays will burn in hell or that being attracted to and just dating the same sex is a sin, because it isn't. He most certainly didnt say working women and cartoon characters are sins, this is nonsense propaganda and its very disappointing for a nominally catholic girl to then come out with blatant propaganda to justify their position. The sad fact is folk will believe this girl when she said this without even wanting any evidence that the pope in fact said just being gay is a sin or that gays should burn in hell. Im pretty sure the pope knows that if such a place hell exists that humans can y not say who will be there. Certainly absolute minor things like gay sex or sex before marriage arent hell of a likely to put you there, but treating people like shit will. Here Arriana is treating people like shit by plain making up stuff, selling out to peddle the line her record label want her to push. And maybe even they had to get enough "advisor's" feeding her bull shit stories to actually convince her the pope in any way said anything like she claimed.

    For truth about the alleged harry potter story see below link, basically pope as cardinal humoured a crazy and told her to take up her issue with some talk show host she was mad at.

    http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/articles.cfm?id=69.