Ariana Grande’s “God Is A Woman,” Taylor Swift’s “False God,” Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” and Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Only one thing is clear from this episode- Alex does NOT know how to pronounce “Hozier.”
In this episode, Alex and Katie discuss their thoughts on pop stars using religious and (in particular) Christian images as a way to talk about sex. Is it weird that Taylor Swift talks about praying to Jesus about her mom in the hospital, and then replaces him with sex in the next song of the album? If she’s calling this god false, does that mean she disproves of it, or is she living in it anyway? Can we judge Ms Swift that hard?
And what about Ariana? IS God a woman? If not, why not? What happens when Madonna goes too far- can she? AND HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY PRONOUNCE HOZIER? Is it possible that he might have the best reason to use a religious and sexual analogy?
These things and more, on this episode of Religious War.
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