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Thread started 09/28/16 11:47pm

Lovejunky

The Gospel according to Prince

For those on the org. who are spiritually inclined, Christian or other wise, here is a wonderful article, penned by Minister Dexter Strong.

I am not sure which branch of the Church he represents, but its clear that he has a clear and broad vision that enables him to SEE beyond dogmatic and secular conceptions.

The great ethical demand of Christianity is to be compassionate, in touch, with our neighbor. Even God enfleshes God's self in order to touch humanity toward salvation. Prince's sultry call for more touch reminds us that there is divine meaning to be derived from the act of touching, and being touched.

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/04/the_gospel_according_to_prince.html

Looking forward to your comments

LOVE GOD


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Reply #1 posted 09/28/16 11:57pm

LBrent

This guy got P. He understood what most fans appreciate even if they don't subscribe to a certain spiritual path. Bravo!

Um I wish those inclined to judge P for his embracing sexuality...If you believe that there is a God...He invented sex, not P, so gtf over it and enjoy the INTENT of the musc. To uplift.

cool

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Reply #2 posted 09/29/16 8:17am

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Nice

the basic striving to Love has always been there under the message, whether it was muddied with other things or not at different times.

#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?

#IDEFINEME
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Reply #3 posted 09/29/16 9:05am

luvsexy4all

post that link EVERYWHERE

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Reply #4 posted 09/29/16 10:10am

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Thanks for posting. What a great read!

Eventually every cloud runs out of rain.
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Reply #5 posted 09/29/16 11:01am

cindyt

i'm not allowed to discuss this subject. they locked my thread. pftttt...

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Reply #6 posted 09/29/16 11:30am

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I always found Prince's songs of sex to NEVER push towards sex only. Sex always came across as an act which should feel holy, a spiritual as well as a carnal release. I don't think Prince blurred the line here, I think the line is already blurred if we do it right, and Prince only pointed this out.

BTW, wow at the hate in the comments on that article. Definatley made by people who understand very little about actually being human, and more about grazing as cattle.

We are all so full of doody here
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Reply #7 posted 09/29/16 12:41pm

wisdom7

hollywooddove said:

I always found Prince's songs of sex to NEVER push towards sex only. Sex always came across as an act which should feel holy, a spiritual as well as a carnal release. I don't think Prince blurred the line here, I think the line is already blurred if we do it right, and Prince only pointed this out.

BTW, wow at the hate in the comments on that article. Definatley made by people who understand very little about actually being human, and more about grazing as cattle.

I think that may be true in some cases, but what about songs like Get Off. I think about the whole act he did in the yellow bottomless pants (1991 VMAs). That performance didn't seem to represent holiness or spirituality. Maybe he performed it not to express his own regard towards sex but the culture's. Just wondering what your thoughts are on that.

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Reply #8 posted 09/29/16 1:50pm

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wisdom7 said:

hollywooddove said:

I always found Prince's songs of sex to NEVER push towards sex only. Sex always came across as an act which should feel holy, a spiritual as well as a carnal release. I don't think Prince blurred the line here, I think the line is already blurred if we do it right, and Prince only pointed this out.

BTW, wow at the hate in the comments on that article. Definatley made by people who understand very little about actually being human, and more about grazing as cattle.

I think that may be true in some cases, but what about songs like Get Off. I think about the whole act he did in the yellow bottomless pants (1991 VMAs). That performance didn't seem to represent holiness or spirituality. Maybe he performed it not to express his own regard towards sex but the culture's. Just wondering what your thoughts are on that.

I will have to say, his ACT pushed towards entertainment and shock. But when I listen to only music and words, I hear it coming from a place where sex should be so good it is heavenly. Of course, the catalog is big, and when we go back to songs like Head and Sister, it seems to blow my argument all to shit. So, let me go back some and so maybe not ALL songs, but certainly many, when he seemed to know what a real relationship was still like.

Take for instance, the music to God, just the instrumental. It sounds elevating, holy. You could mediatate on God in that music. But you could also lay your partner down and get down to some serious love.

We are all so full of doody here
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Reply #9 posted 09/29/16 2:26pm

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LBrent said:

This guy got P. He understood what most fans appreciate even if they don't subscribe to a certain spiritual path. Bravo!

Um I wish those inclined to judge P for his embracing sexuality...If you believe that there is a God...He invented sex, not P, so gtf over it and enjoy the INTENT of the musc. To uplift.

cool

True that.

God is my Sugar Daddy.
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Reply #10 posted 09/29/16 3:11pm

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[Edited 9/29/16 15:12pm]

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Reply #11 posted 09/29/16 8:20pm

LBrent

What pisses me off is that people will read a violent book, watch a violent TV show or movie or listen to a song with violent lyrics but the second sex is mentioned, it's a problem.

Priorities.
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Reply #12 posted 09/29/16 10:32pm

wisdom7

hollywooddove said:

wisdom7 said:

I think that may be true in some cases, but what about songs like Get Off. I think about the whole act he did in the yellow bottomless pants (1991 VMAs). That performance didn't seem to represent holiness or spirituality. Maybe he performed it not to express his own regard towards sex but the culture's. Just wondering what your thoughts are on that.

I will have to say, his ACT pushed towards entertainment and shock. But when I listen to only music and words, I hear it coming from a place where sex should be so good it is heavenly. Of course, the catalog is big, and when we go back to songs like Head and Sister, it seems to blow my argument all to shit. So, let me go back some and so maybe not ALL songs, but certainly many, when he seemed to know what a real relationship was still like.

Take for instance, the music to God, just the instrumental. It sounds elevating, holy. You could mediatate on God in that music. But you could also lay your partner down and get down to some serious love.

Very perceptive. Thanks for sharing that. I believe P had a deep love for God and because God created sex he had no qualms with combining both in his lyrics. I think his "hypersexuality" was due to being exposed to "erotic literature" at an early age. He spoke briefly about that in his interview with Chris Rock. He said being exposed to sexual literature so early changed him.

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Reply #13 posted 09/30/16 6:58am

Lovejunky

cindyt said:

i'm not allowed to discuss this subject. they locked my thread. pftttt...

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Reply #14 posted 09/30/16 8:17am

babynoz

Thanks. It's refreshing to see skilled and insigntful writing.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #15 posted 09/30/16 5:56pm

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Thank you so much for posting the link. One of the very best articles I have ever read on Prince.

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Reply #16 posted 09/30/16 7:32pm

Lovejunky

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Thank you so much for posting the link. One of the very best articles I have ever read on Prince.

You are Oh SO Welcome......

and becasue Prince has inspired me to connect more sincerely with God, Ill leave you with these quotes:)

1. Every day is a blessing
"Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful."

2. On Youth
"When I look at the violence, I wonder where the parents are, but also where is God in their lives? A kid is an open computer ready for programming. Some weird relationships happen, smoking too early and sex."

3. On Gay People
"I have friends who are gay and we study the Bible together."

4. On The Bible
"The Bible is a study guide for social interaction."

5. On Creativity
"God told us he made us in his image to create. Everything I do is inspired by God."

6. On Belief
"You've gotta have belief," said Prince in a 1998 Times Magazine interview. "It's the only way to make it through this maze."

7. On The Second Coming
"And God is here, he's everywhere, he ain't dead, contrary to popular opinion. And he will come again and it will be the most beautiful, powerful, electric moment, the sky's gonna go all purple and red."

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Reply #17 posted 09/30/16 8:21pm

purplepoppy

LBrent said:

What pisses me off is that people will read a violent book, watch a violent TV show or movie or listen to a song with violent lyrics but the second sex is mentioned, it's a problem. Priorities.

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Brand new boogie without the hero.
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Reply #18 posted 09/30/16 10:44pm

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Thanks for the link to read.

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