Lady Gaga is The Messiah Now

Because all the cool kids are doing it in The Guardian, Lady Gaga made some controversial statements regarding religion in a recent interview with the UK paper where she’s made the inevitable leap from eccentric drug addict to thinking she’s Jesus:

On her tour being a religious experience:
“Yes, it is. It is a religious experience. But it’s like a pop cultural church. I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience, it just became one. … It’s more self-worship, I think, not of me. I’m teaching people to worship themselves.”

On what’s wrong with conventional religion:
“The influence of institutionalised religion on government is vast. So religion then begins to affect social values and that in turn affects self-esteem, bullying in school, teen suicides, all those things.”

On her mission:
“I want to make a difference. I never wanted to look pretty on stage and sing about something we’ve all heard about before. I’d much rather write a song called Judas and talk about betrayal and forgiveness and feeling misunderstood, and talk to the fans and figure out what it is society needs. If I can be a leader, I will.”

On how she doesn’t hate religion, she’s just better than it:
“Don’t say I hate institutionalised religion – rather than saying I hate those things, which I do not, what I’m saying is that perhaps there is a way of opening more doors, rather than closing so many.”

And, of course, how’s she a martyr:
“What I have learned the most from my fans, and what you will hear most on Born This Way, is that it is part of my destiny to take the bullets, but my heart keeps on beating. You cannot destroy me. Because I am an art piece.”

Wow. I don’t know how you interpret that last statement as anything but a open invitation to fire an assault rifle into her pancreas. I’ll alert the gun nuts: Hey, this chick’s saying Jesus ain’t shit over here! And something about homosexuals! *ducks*

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