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Katy Perry talks about her beliefs; claims no longer Christian but still prays

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What does a controversial singer raised by Christian ministers believe? Well, award-winning singer Katy Perry says she believes in God in her own way, according to The Christian Post on Dec. 27.

I don't believe in a heaven or a hell, or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable. Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don't want to hear.

I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God. I pray all the time - for self-control, for humility.” There's a lot of gratitude in it. Just saying 'thank you' sometimes is better than asking for things."

For those who might not know, Katy Perry is the singer who belted out “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008 and set off a firestorm. And although she no longer considers herself a Christian despite being raised in a home she calls “100 percent Christian,” she still has a good relationship with her parents who are both Christian ministers.

Katie’s parents run Keith and Mary Hudson Ministries. Mary was a little worried when she first heard some of Katie’s music, but soon came to terms with it. "I was a little concerned, yeah, 'cause I thought my ministry after 30-something years is over," Hudson said. "But, you know what? Never had a problem."

People don't understand that I have a great relationship with my parents … like, how that can exist. There isn't any judgment," Perry said. "They don't necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don't necessarily agree with everything they do. They pray for me is what they do."

QUOTE SOURCE: Marie Claire Magazine

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