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Thread started 10/27/18 10:56am

Krystalkisses

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What percentage of Prince fans are Christians?

This is probably impossible to know but I was curious if someone was going to take a survey, I wonder how many fans would consider themselves Christians. Prince's spirituality along with the sexiness was always evident to me in the music and I found his spiritual evolution over his career and life particularly interesting. Even more interesting to me was Prince's diversity of his fan base and the demographics based on particular eras, and the fans reactions to his evolving spirituality. As a Christian myself who wasn't always practicing in my life I was curious what percentage you would think would make up Prince's fan base and if so do you think most Christians would prefer certain eras over others?
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Reply #1 posted 10/27/18 11:03am

thedoorkeeper

Not a Christian.
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Reply #2 posted 10/27/18 11:41am

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I've got two sides and we're all friends.

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
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Reply #3 posted 10/27/18 12:07pm

purplethunder3
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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

I've got two sides and we're all friends.

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"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #4 posted 10/27/18 12:15pm

ludwig

Atheist.

I almost gave up on him, when he became a jehova's witness. Before that I didn't care much about his faith, but then he became super preachy, and that was annoying as hell.

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Reply #5 posted 10/27/18 12:18pm

Seahorsie

Count me in, sista. Although most people are afraid these days to stand up for their faith, I am not. People are so divided on politics, faith, culture, etc. What used to be interesting differences in each other are now points to scream over. Our little purple Yoda was not into that at all................

pumpkin

Good morning children...take a look out your window.
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Reply #6 posted 10/27/18 1:44pm

rdhull

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Not a heathen like.....

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Reply #7 posted 10/27/18 2:34pm

NorthC

It's interesting to note that Lovesexy, which may be Prince's most Christian album ever was more popular in Europe than in America. And that's while a bigger percentage of Americans is Christian than Europeans. There was a survey in Holland recently that revealed that not even half (okay, 49%) of the population was religious. (And that includes Muslims.) When I grew up in the 70s/80s, going to church was the most normal thing in the world. Now it's an exception and I think rock & roll had a lot to do with that. Prince represented that free spirit rebellious side of rock & roll and that appealed to us even if he was singing about Jesus, because, hey, he was still naked on the cover of that album, which showed that he surely wasn't a conservative Christian.
As for me, I'm still an official member of the Dutch Protestant Church, but I stopped going there a long time ago. Which was around the time I discovered Prince.
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Reply #8 posted 10/27/18 3:06pm

onlyforaminute

As a Christian I've always had a lot of conflict with my Prince fsndom up until about 15 or so years ago. It was either or for a while. Which is why I don't have a ton of my original stuff. My own pendulum swings usually resulting in purging my secular stuff. Prince music is secular flavored with Christian themes maybe TRC is a bit more religious than some are comfortable with it's still more secular than religious.
"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #9 posted 10/27/18 4:27pm

EmmaMcG

I'm not a Christian. Don't believe in any of that stuff. But I don't care about the supposed religion of the artists I listen to. Even on Prince's more religious material, I can still appreciate the musicianship even if I think the lyrics are bollocks.

The only thing that turned me off about Prince's religious stance was his willingness to self-censor. Changing the lyrics to his own songs and such. That was just unnecessary.
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Reply #10 posted 10/27/18 4:31pm

MoBettaBliss

8.4

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Reply #11 posted 10/27/18 4:34pm

EmmaMcG

MoBettaBliss said:

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LOL.
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Reply #12 posted 10/27/18 4:38pm

tishal

Yes, I am a Christian. And yes, I love P with every ounce of my being 💜
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Reply #13 posted 10/27/18 4:48pm

oceanblue

I am Christian, and have been one before I became a Prince fan.

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Reply #14 posted 10/27/18 5:13pm

thisisreece

Atheist, but I still appreaciate Prince's religous music.

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Reply #15 posted 10/27/18 7:37pm

206Michelle

I am a Roman Catholic Christian.

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Reply #16 posted 10/27/18 11:47pm

databank

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Christian (catholic) descent but never baptized neither received any religious education. My quest for spiritual beliefs has been too long and complicated to address here, but Prince's lyrics made me question mine (or lack thereof). However, I never felt the need to adhere to any formal religion or religious dogma, and I am more interested in Eastern spiritualities than in the monotheist tradition.

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Reply #17 posted 10/28/18 3:17am

darlingnikkkki

I WAS.
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Reply #18 posted 10/28/18 6:04am

djdaffy1227

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I'm a Christian. Accepted Christ as my savior in October of 2007. I had been a 20+ year Prince fan before that. I'm the music director at a Christian radio station and have talked on air how big a Prince fan I am. However, probably won't be adding any of his songs any time soon lol There are some songs I don't listen to any more but I still love his music! I mean, it was God given talent. biggrin I don't usually talk about my faith here, it's not the proper place for that to me.

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #19 posted 10/28/18 6:10am

Doozer

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Christian, and I’ve rarely found any conflict in Prince’s music. Sex is godly creation. God loves people. Prince loved sex and showed compassion for people throughout his life. The two align nicely.
Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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Reply #20 posted 10/28/18 7:03am

E319

I'm Catholic. Been a Prince fan since I was a little kid in '83/'84...
The way I see it... Prince's more risqué lyrics in his early years reflect the temptations that we all battle in this world. And I have always loved how he always gave glory to God in his music throughout his entire career in one way or another. I actually feel that he has had a profoundly positive influence on my life and on my faith.
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Reply #21 posted 10/28/18 7:14am

Guitarhero

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Was Church of England as a child. Then i grew up.

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Reply #22 posted 10/28/18 7:20am

jaawwnn

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Grew up Roman Catholic and technically still counted unless I manage to get excommunicated. As far as the census is concerned though I am "not religious".
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Reply #23 posted 10/28/18 9:48am

TrivialPursuit

Everyone gets so wrapped up with their titles. Even Prince did. God, if it exists, holds none of these titles. Finite beings trying to harness an infinite being.

Prince's biggest issue with being a JW wasn't being a JW; it was his arrogance that everyone else should be too or they were wrong. In that way, he was just like every other zealot. It's sorta like someone who starts working out and loses their first 10lbs. They wanna go tell everyone how great it is to work out, and that what they're doing is wrong - they should work out, eat right, follow their example - and they should listen to the person who just lost 10lbs. It's their honeymoon phase that we all have to tolerate for a while. Prince eventually settled out of his know-it-all phase.

I was raised in a terribly strict independent Baptist church, went to full gospel churches later on in my adult years. I find the whole idea of church to be segregational, not congregational.

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Reply #24 posted 10/28/18 10:44am

peggyon

"Recovering" Catholic. Have been more interested in Eastern thought since I was 18.

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Reply #25 posted 10/28/18 11:04am

steakfinger

I used to be a Christian, then I realized it was fiction. Now I'm free.

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Reply #26 posted 10/28/18 11:31am

mbb

I’m a Christian and love Prince.
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Reply #27 posted 10/28/18 11:44am

soladeo1

I am a lifelong Orthodox Christian but am a huge Prince fan. A lot of my conservative Christian friends and family adore him too...as do many of my non-Cheistian friends and family. He has wide appeal.
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Reply #28 posted 10/28/18 11:51am

Empress

EmmaMcG said:

I'm not a Christian. Don't believe in any of that stuff. But I don't care about the supposed religion of the artists I listen to. Even on Prince's more religious material, I can still appreciate the musicianship even if I think the lyrics are bollocks.

The only thing that turned me off about Prince's religious stance was his willingness to self-censor. Changing the lyrics to his own songs and such. That was just unnecessary.


I feel the same. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Reply #29 posted 10/28/18 1:38pm

JohnShaft

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I'm a Christian, beena Christian for a long time now and Prince has been one of my all time faves for a long time now as well.

Who's the private d*ck that's a sex machine to all the chicks?
Who's the man that would risk his neck for his brother man?
Who's the cat who won't cop out when there's danger all about?
John Shaft ... Damn Right!
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