Madonna’s romance with religion is frankly undeniable. Even if she isn’t showing it in her lifestyle, her music says it all. It is like she has this grudge relationship with Christianity, especially the orthodox Roman Catholic Church which she was born in, that she always finds her way back to it in her songs, even though she uses the religious icons in an incendiary way.
Anyone who bothers to look closely would see she has confusing obsessions with the creed, whether she’s wrapping the rosary round her neck, or wearing a nun’s hood. This time, her latest release has proved it once again. Her song, Holy Water is currently straddling the charts, getting her fans’ blood pumping and asking for more while many, as usual, are wondering what has gotten into her.
Madonna who was born a Catholic, baptized and confirmed in the church has long used religious icons, albeit provocatively while producing her songs and videos. In her 1989 hit song, Like A Prayer video, there are images of something like a black saint, making love to a saint, burning crosses were also featured.
In her Live To Tell video of 2006 she emerged on stage in a mirror cross wearing a crown of thorn, depicting herself as Jesus. Then surprisingly, a nun in Italy sang Like A Virgin, in a talent show and the song was turned into a religious song.
After dallying in other topics and circular imagery in her music, she is back home to religion, this time with Holy Water. In this track, she compares her body fluid (vagina mucus) to holy water. And people are wondering if she means that growing old turns her womanly body fluid holy. And in one of the images related to the album, it appears she is swallowing a rosary!
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