BC News|December 30, 2013 09:27 EST
Katy Perry States 'I'm Not a Christian' in Recent Interview, Did Curiosity Kill the Kat?
Katy Perry no longer identitfies with any religion she recently stated in an interview with Marie Claire, which completly removes her from her Christian upbringing.
"I don't believe in a Heaven or a Hell, or an old man sitting on a throne," the 29-year-old Pop star said in the interview. "I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God."
Perry grew up in a Christian home with both parents being Pentecostal traveling ministers - Maurice Keith Hudson and Mary Christine Hudson.
In 2012 the pop star released a revealing diary of her California Dreams Tourtitled, Katy Perry: Part of Me. In the film she spoke of her upbringing as a Christian, and being engulfed in church activities.
"Once I stopped being chaperoned, and realized I had a choice in life, I was like, 'Wow, there are a lot of choices.' I began to become a sponge for all that I had missed-the music, the movies. I was as curious as the cat," she said.
Once a Christian artist herself, Perry's album's have left listeners with mixed messages as to where she stands in her faith. However, now it seems clear what she believes.
"I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable. Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don't want to hear."
Perry told Marie Claire that she recognizes that her parents disagree with some of her choices, but said that they maintain a great relationship.
"People don't understand that I have a great relationship with my parents ... like, how that can exist?" she explained. "There isn't any judgment. They don't necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don't necessarily agree with everything they do... They pray for me is what they do."
"I pray all the time-for self-control, for humility. There's a lot of gratitude in it. Just saying 'thank you' sometimes is better than asking for things." Perry continued.
In a book proposal by Perry's mother, which was shopped in 2011, Mary Hudson the seemly stricter parent of the two, reportedly summarized some of her concerns to set the record straight about her feelings.
"I recognized the psalmist gift in her performance. Yet she sang out, 'I kissed a girl, and I liked it,' while thousands joined her," she wrote. "One part of my heart soared ... [but] the other part broke for the thousands of hungry souls being fed something that didn't nourish their spirit, but fed their flesh."
Although Perry's newest album Prism, features her hit single "Unconditional," and song "By the Grace of God," both which are songs loaded with Christian lyrical content; she is not speaking of any particular God but a higher power according to her recent statements.
The Grammy nominated singer capped off her magazine interview with this confining statement, "God is very much still a part of my life," Perry claimed. "But the way the details are told in the Bible-that's very fuzzy for me. And I want to throw up when I say that. But that's the truth."