*BEST OF DTB #279* Satanism at the Grammys?

Posted by Christie Martin - January 30th, 2014

Katy Perry may simply be milking the shock value of claiming to have sold her soul to Satan. It’s so hard to offend these days, you know what I’m saying? Or she may simply be rebelling against her Christian upbringing by slapping her fame in her family’s faces in this way. Her father is a preacher, after all. What could hurt more than to have a daughter claiming to have sold her soul to the Devil? A bit of the, “Oh yeah, Dad, be proud of THAT!” So, there is every chance that everything about her is simply a gimmick or a goad. At any rate, I’d advise Christians to steer clear.

For one, she’s crude. For two, she’s insulting you by implying your religion would burn her at the stake if it weren’t for all these pesky laws around nowadays. For three, she’s not performing well. Sure, the song and dance is a big showy number, but the singing is mediocre. It’s just not all that interesting. No wonder she’s trying to shock you. Otherwise, would you even be entertained?

See for yourself. Without the creepy stuff…forgettable.
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In fact, I wouldn’t even bother writing about such mediocrity and you would probably not be here reading it if it were not for the whole titillation of evil about her performance. Is she a witch? Is she a Satanist? Were there secret clues hidden in her performance?

It’s very likely you could take her at the entertainer’s face value. Her performance is centered around a dark, witchy looking set with all kinds of creepy images. You could dismiss it as simply the kind of spooky stuff you see at Halloween. You could take it all for just a song and dance.

Except for the song itself. It’s foul. It’s like a warning for anyone who is trucking with evil and magic. Once you start, you had better not stop…or else.

I knew you were
You were gonna come to me
And here you are
But you better choose carefully
‘Cause I, I’m capable of anything
Of anything and everything.

That’s still not too bad, right? Still it could be anything. Then you get this refrain

So you wanna play with magic
Boy, you should know what you’re falling for
Baby do you dare to do this?
Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse
Are you ready for, ready for
A perfect storm, perfect storm
Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back.

All through the lyrics there’s  an allure. A promise. Sex will be great. You’ll have special powers. But still there’s the thinly veiled threat.

She eats your heart out
Like Jeffrey Dahmer (woo)
Be careful.

Satan always pulls at your Pride. Not everyone can handle this, but you can. You’re special. Think you can handle it? You’d better be careful! It’s terrible! But it’s the best thing you’re ever gonna see…

What really got me was that Jeffrey Dahmer reference. That’s a subtle little thing, right there. The song puts him out there as evil. What he did was evil, indeed, but did you know that he converted before he died? I first found this out from a nun. One of her fellow sisters had corresponded with Dahmer and had prayed for his conversion fervently. Later I confirmed that he had, indeed, been Baptized.

He repented so much that he even struggled with obedience to the justice system for keeping him alive. He worried, a little scrupulously I think, that he was sinning against God by continuing to live when his life had been claimed by the state.

Satan is so subtle. He worried a man on death row into thinking that he was sinning by living between his sentence and his execution. Can you not hear the Beast whispering in his ear trying to entice him to the sin of suicide?

And then, knowing that, can you not hear that Beast again? He worms a repentant sinner into lyrics that seem designed to entice others to evil. Using the one that got away as a lure!

What kind of game does Satan play?

God, help us.

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