Back in a Bit & Katy Perry Puts the Fun in Funeral

I’ll be gone a few days, and have set the comments to moderation. (Back now.)

In other news, Katy Perry tells it like it is. Therefore, there is no excuse for missing the message that feral women are celebrated, and celebrating as they sing along in their cars.

It’s strangely fitting that the interludes are reminiscent of old horror-core rap like Gravediggaz and some of Wu Tang Clan’s more gruesome tracks…which is saying a lot. Investigate at your own risk. Vile stuff.

Dark horses draw hearses. Of course, we have heard and known these things.

5 My son, attend unto my wisdom,
and bow thine ear to my understanding:
that thou mayest regard discretion,
and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb,
and her mouth is smoother than oil:
but her end is bitter as wormwood,
sharp as a twoedged sword.
Her feet go down to death;
her steps take hold on hell.
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life,
her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
Hear me now therefore, O ye children,
and depart not from the words of my mouth.
Remove thy way far from her,
and come not nigh the door of her house:
lest thou give thine honour unto others,
and thy years unto the cruel:
10 lest strangers be filled with thy wealth;
and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
11 and thou mourn at the last,
when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12 and say, How have I hated instruction,
and my heart despised reproof;
13 and have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,
nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14 I was almost in all evil
in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

16 thoughts on “Back in a Bit & Katy Perry Puts the Fun in Funeral

  1. It is really interesting how this is all normalized. You can walk into most commercial stores and hear the radio playing these types of songs overhead, whether a restaurant, grocery store, general markets, clothing stores. Even seemingly innocent and catchy pop shows like Glee.

    One of my teachers once told me, it doesn’t matter what you tell a dog, if the manner you say it to the dog is EXCITING, the dog will eat it up. Sometimes I feel like we are like this. Sin doesn’t come claiming it is sin, sin comes in the form of something that is almost right. Sing catchy pop songs about fornicating your brains out on the dancefloor, but it sounds cool, and has an awesome beat. Sin can come literally claiming it is from Hell according to the Bible, but it comes in the form of Katy Perry who makes catchy beats and shows enough skin and boobs.

  2. @Elspeth

    Change the “hxxp” to “http”


    It looks like they changed the URL. I’m going to watch the video again. My suspicion is Perry’s recording company edited the video, and then reuploaded it.

    Yep. They edited it. It looks like they rearranged some of the end sequence…and edited her caressing the gold snake.

  3. So this is about the song lyrics? I wouldn’t mind an elaboration of your thoughts about what she is saying here, and why you think most women have even the slightest clue as to why the message is so wrong and destructive. I know why it’s wrong, but I wouldn’t have thought that deeply into it when I was very young.

    On another note: I had to go and read the lyrics. Tells you how old I’m getting, LOL. I used to be able to decipher some of the most unintelligible rap lyrics. No more.

  4. Totally unrelated Cane, but I was looking up a video of a preacher I wanted to link to for my most recent post and I ran across this little tidbit about the WuTang Clan. Since you referenced them I thought you might find it interesting:

  5. Elspeth,

    That was an interesting video; thanks for sharing. It’s a bit ridiculous how explicitly anti-Christian things have become, though killing Christ (again…) and turning His essence into the Wu-Tang Clan is a bit farcical..

    Along those lines, I’m not sure if either you or Cane has heard of Vigilant Citizen, but his website is indispensable in deciphering that sort of symbolism. Here’s his article on Dark Horse:

    Regardless of your take on his conclusions, his analysis of the symbolism is very helpful.

    Not the entire puzzle, but definitely a large piece; when examining the moral implications of your average music video, it is helpful to notice and understand the overt, Satanic imagery and symbols used. This video is no exception.

    Like you, though, I would appreciate Cane’s take on exactly how this video exemplifies a celebration of sexual savagery. My first take on it is that (while it contains the your standard, crass sexuality in the images of the video: Katy Perry on a stripper’s pole!..), it endorses a severe imbalance in romantic fealty owed: once you’re Perry’s you belong to her. If you treat her well, she’ll make you feel good, but if you cross her, she’ll *burn* you is the main focus of the song, with zero mention of any sort of reciprocity on her part: your average American relationship in a nutshell. (cue divorce statistics)

    More than that, this song really doesn’t stand out in my mind from the long line of degenerate singles/pop artists (keisha, anyone?) which have preceded it.

  6. Secular music is everything that belongs to the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle–and is not from the Father, but is from the world.(1 John 2:16)

  7. @Elspeth: Here is what I agree with:
    Col 3:15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
    …Eph 5:18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;…
    If it does not plainly extol the Lord Jesus Christ, it is not a Christian psalm, hymn or spiritual song.

  8. If it does not plainly extol the Lord Jesus Christ, it is not a Christian psalm, hymn or spiritual song.

    I agree with your characterization of what is or is not a Christian psalm, hymn, or spiritual song.

    Does it follow than that any song, writing or art form which is not explicitly Christian is then evil?

  9. @Elspeth: “Does it follow than that any song, writing or art form which is not explicitly Christian is then evil?” Depends on how ‘evil’ is defined.Strong’s # 07451 // er // ra` // rah // Hebrew from Genesis 2:9
    from 07489 ; TWOT – 2191a,2191c
    AV – evil 442, wickedness 59, wicked 25, mischief 21, hurt 20, bad 13,
    trouble 10, sore 9, affliction 6, ill 5, adversity 4, favoured 3,
    harm 3, naught 3, noisome 2, grievous 2, sad 2, misc 34; 663
    All in all I think that one tries to think of the consequences of indulging/affection for the song, the writing, the art in the light and advise of the Lord Jesus Christ and decide for themselves, knowing that indulging when doubtful is sin, as whatsoever is not of faith is sin. I always ask myself if those things will likely be in Heaven, especially music. Much art and books/writing have many facets that can enrich and teach even though not ‘christian’. I do watch movies and shows that have many ungodly/evil elements. An example talked about here on this blog is “Justified” I think that a strong male character that focuses on ‘justice’ and is willing to go it alone in pursuit of same is very appealing, like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Bruce Willis portray frequently. That doesn’t justify my watching, but if God really slapped me down over it, I would hope I would listen to Him.

  10. I meant to sit through the music video, I really did, but she bores the heck out of me. No matter. Katy Perry is this generation’s Madonna. Screwball is as screwball does. I can imagine the antics and the lyrics well enough.

  11. @Elspeth,

    “Does it follow than that any song, writing or art form which is not explicitly Christian is then evil?”

    No. That single Scripture is not the entirety of life. We do need to watch what we partake of, but God made a great deal of beauty in the world and it doesn’t always fit in a nice little box.

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