Ariana Grande ‘I’m No Longer Christian’

ariana-grande-kaballahAriana Grande revealed that she left the Roman Catholic church and is transitioning into Kabbalah: ‘I was born Roman Catholic but I lost faith when the Pope decided to tell me everything I loved and believed in was wrong.”

[The church] said Spongebob Squarepants is gay and he’s a sinner and he should burn in hell. And Harry Potter was a sin. And working women. I was like ‘Enough! First the gays, then Spongebob and now Harry Potter? Get out my house!’ I was not having it. And the working woman thing? It was a moment for me. I needed something else to believe in.

On converting to Kabbalah: ‘It is the practice of being a good person and how that will manifest good things in your life. People don’t really realise that if you are kind you can make all sorts of things happen for you.

Would YOU leave your religion to anti-gay stance?

  • Sean Blishen

    ARIANA NEEDS JESUS.

    • Debz

      Amen! So right on.

      • amy

        You all need to stop. Ariana doesn’t need anything accept for what she thinks she needs. If she doesn’t want Jesus, she doesn’t “NEED JESUS”. Just because that is your opinion doesn’t make it the truth.

        • Heni

          everyone needs Jesus

          • Dina

            AMEN!

          • amy

            In the opinion of a Christian. No other religion in the world believes that. I know that as a Christian you think that everyone needs Jesus. But in my opinion, telling an adult woman that she needs Jesus and acting like there is something wrong with her not being a Christian is disrespectful.

          • James

            Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. Religion is not what Jesus offers, but a relationship with Him…God wants your soul because he loves you. He wants to you to know Him. Its impossible to know God without Jesus Christ.

          • henry

            she is not an adult. she does not speak like an adult, think like one, or act like one. she is too young to understand anything or have any common sense in her.

          • billie

            Well thats arianas desicion no one should convert anyones believes but i believe in jesus and always will

        • Jim

          All lost people including you need Jesus. Without Him you are lost in HELL forever…

    • Just a person

      Everyone needs Jesus. I think that she would do better as just a Christian. Because as Christians we don’t call out people for their sins, we know that everyone sins, and that Jesus Christ died on the cross so we can live in heaven with Him for eternity. Bringing spongebob and Harry Potter into this was ridiculous and wrong.

  • SDFDSF

    She worships a cult.

    • Penelope

      sadly, most celebrities do

    • LAChris08

      Kabbalah is hardly a cult. Its been around longer than Christianity, based in Judaism. Its a Jewish/Rabbinical school of thought and belief. If you call it a cult, so is Christianity…

      • billie

        Well aslong as kabbalah is good but i disagree with ariana.

        • LAChris08

          About what exactly? That she chose to not be a Christian anymore? Not your call to agree or disagree. And arguably, no religion is good. All religions have blood on their hands, Christianity has a great deal on its own hands, due to atrocities that have been done throughout the centuries that have left entire civilizations dead and cultures destroyed. Not to mention the damage it has done to itself during schisms. God is likely looking down on us now, shaking his head, throwing his hands up, and saying they got it all wrong, and giving up to start somewhere new, if you believe that he even really cares about us.

          • Dexter

            Christianity has a great deal on their hands? Entire civilizations dead? You mean Aztecs for example? The one that could sacrifice 20 thousand indians for thier gods in one day. The one that indians destroyed with Spanish help to end atrocities. You mean this one?

            You always say “How many people died for example because of religion – for example inquisition?” I will tell you – about 2 thousand for 500 years in entire europe. And all of them had a right to defend themselves. If you like to see how we can live without religion look at French Revolution for example. They denounced God and killed 100 thousand people in ten years. Later we had Hitler (he wasn’t Christian, he despised christianity), Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot and many more (more than 150 million dead).

            Billy and I can agree or disagree with her and anybody can try to persuade her – thats everybody’s right. We just can’t force her to change her decision, because we are christians and not for example muslims.

            Please stop saying this nonsense again and again.

            I really love her, and I wish her best and I hope she will change her decision.

            P.S. Sorry for my bad English. It’s not my first language.

          • tdog

            Don’t blame God and Jesus for the acts of man and his acts of evil in the name of religion. God’s commandments are NOT TO MURDER and Jesus is about peace, love and forgiveness for everyone. He wants us all to be in his love and apart of his family. Not worshiping the cult-like magic rituals of Kabbalah. Just because some jews did it before Jesus doesn’t make it right or Godly. God has punished the Jews over and over for not worshiping or trusting in God. And if she turned away from Christianity because of what a Pope says then she needs to READ the bible, not be read to or dictated to. A personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ is what we all need, without it we are all lost and separated from God.

    • WM3

      The difference between a cult and a religion.
      In a cult there is a person at the top who knows it’s a scam.
      In a religion that person is dead.

  • cerenagee

    I respect her and think that those are great reasons to leave a religion. If your religion is practicing things you don’t like than why be something you don’t believe in? You don’t get to pick and choose what parts of the religion you want to stand by and ignore the ones you dont. I think the fact that she found a religion that works for her and represents the things she believes in is great.

    • James

      In other words its all about self not truth. Jesus said he was the way. There is no other way and what Jesus offers in not a false religion, but a relationship with God.

      • cerenagee

        Your truth and your religions truth is not the same for everyone else. I respect that you have something you believe in and honestly I’m just going to keep silent on my opinions about what you just said.

        • Dexter

          Christianity may be true or false. If it’s true, it is true for everybody, if it’s false it is false for everybody. Truth is universal. You don’t have to be silent on your opinions :)

  • amy

    No one should pass judgment on anyone else’s religious decisions. Religion is a personal matter and it doesn’t matter whether or not anyone agrees with it.

    • in jesus name i pray amen

      perfectly said bb, preach it

      • in jesus name i pray amen

        why was I downgraded? I was literally agreeing with her comment…. bitches stop sipping that haterade.

        • amy

          Obviously someone doesn’t think that people should have the freedom of religious choice and expression…

          • LAChris08

            Most folks in this country don’t.

    • nickjata

      if she doesn’t want people giving her shit for it she shouldn’t talk about it. then no one will talk about it.

      • amy

        She has the right to freedom of speech. She should have the right to talk about her beliefs without people giving her crap.

        • Dexter

          Of course she has a right to freedom of speech – so do We.

  • in jesus name i pray amen

    The world (America particularly) is so secular now, I’m not sure it matters. Religion doesn’t play a huge role in everyone’s lives anymore– it’s become more political than anything. There are many Christian (& Catholic) churches in LA that accept/embrace the gay community. Weird to me how she would switch entirely just bc the pope doesn’t condone it. But then again, her brother is gay and I know gays play a huge part in her life so I can see why she would make a life change especially when it impacts her so much.

    • Hello

      If you think that the US is secular, then you are seriously deluded. An atheist would never be elected president right now.

      It’s moving that way, as it should and as is constitutional. “In God we trust” on the money etc.. what the hell? How is that freedom of religion?!

      I understand that the US is becoming more accepting of gays though. But to Europe if you said you didn’t believe homosexuality was right, then you would have no friends. In America, you have plenty.

      • Dina

        Because, IN GOD WE TRUST.

        • amy

          Not everyone believes in god…

        • LAChris08

          Yeah, from 1956. It was reaffirmed, but really isn’t supposed to be our Motto, or any type of official anything. Our original motto was E pluribus unim, or Out of Many, One. Please remember, US Constitution guarantees separation of church and state.

      • laura

        I must say, that if you would say that you’re against gays in Europe many would probably slap you in the face BUT there are also very radical religious people (not going to say which religions because I don’t want hell to break loose) who still believe that gay is evil and unnatural.
        It also depends on the country, off course, but normally people are less conservative in Europe than they are in America and more rational.
        I don’t know why but it’s true and if you deny that, you’re probably a republican… I’m honestly scared for what will happen if a republican wins the next elections because it will not only have a great impact on America but an even greater impact on Europe. Since most republicans spit on Europe.

    • LAChris08

      America is hardly secular. It is supposed to be. By law it is. But the fanatical Christian Right thinks it should be a theocracy. And they have a lot of power. I would love to see complete separation of Church and State. When religion stops being political, and just gets out of the way of progress, our country will achieve great things.

  • anon

    The new Pope is pro gay though and he’s said he’s no one to judge so she’s being really ignorant and uncultured right now. Most Roman Catholic priests have become pro gay and when it comes to the Harry Potter and Spongebob thing, what the fuck, that is bullshit, that was never said by the Roman Catholic church, EVER, unless she’s not Catholic and she’s another type of Christian then that would make more sense.

    • in jesus name i pray amen

      She’s been practicing Kabbalah for a while now.. this interview is old! I don’t belive the new Pope was in at that time. If you look up the original interview, I think she said she’s been kabbalah since like 2009 or something like that…

    • Jellybean

      As I mentioned before, I go to a Catholic school and I’ve never heard of the new Pope being pro-gay. He just said we did not need to focus that much on that matter. And I’ve also never heard the Harry Potter and Spongebob thing. I’ve heard it from my evangelical family, but not from any Catholic. I think she left because of the gay issue.

      • A Cat

        I’ve never personally heard of the Spongebob thing but Christians have conflicting views on Harry Potter since it deals with witchcraft (which is forbidden in the Bible). I think they’ve been trying to say: “hey, you can watch the movies and read the books if it’s strictly entertainment but do not start actually practicing witchcraft.”

        • Jellybean

          Yeah, that’s what most of the people I know do. Some of my friends’ parents did not let them watch anything that had to do with witches until they were well instructed that practicing witchcraft was not a good thing.

    • A Cat

      I don’t think he’s ever said that he was “pro gay”. He just said that we don’t need to focus on that as much and that any gay man/woman can be accepted and uphold a Christian faith/lifestyle. Even though Christians have different opinions on the marriage laws being changed debate, we still are being taught to love and accept people no matter what, you know?

      But I do agree with the Spongebob thing. I have never heard anybody claim that he was gay and should rot in hell. Like whaaaaat?

  • Debbie

    That is SO not what Christianity is. Ariana does not need to have a “religion”. She needs to have a Relationship with Jesus.

    • amy

      What Ariana needs is for people to not tell her what she needs. I am assuming that you are a Christian based on your comment, and I know like you feel like it is your job to spread the good news of God and make disciples, but it really isn’t your place to say that. Ariana knows what is right for Ariana. Just because you think she needs Jesus doesn’t mean that she does.

      • sadasad

        Obviously she doesn’t if she’s practically in a cult.

      • Debz

        It says in the bible that we are to spread the Good News of God. That is Gods word. It’s truth. Everyone needs Jesus, even if they think they don’t. It’s truth.

    • laura

      I’m sorry to burst your bubble but Jesus doesn’t exist and you are basing your opinion on a book that has been written 3000 years ago and ever since has been copied by writing many many times. So how true can that book be?

      • BangBang

        I’m sorry to burst your bubble but Jesus did in fact exist and there’s evidence enough to back this statement up. Whether you want to believe that he’s the son of God is something you need to decide for yourself.

        • laura

          There’s never been found evidence whether he has existed or hasn’t. What I meant, is that he definitely doesn’t exist now, hence the “doesn’t”..

          • quuenamanda

            what evidence do you expect to find,bones?this was 3000 years ago .fact of the matter is jesus was real.im in college and he is included in my HISTORY class.there are multiple sources who knew him and wrote about him so there is your evidence.

            btw there was no camera or fb back then what evidence do you expect, he was just a normal guy really and his death on the cross was common back then btw so his bones were disposed of like the rest of the prisoners.

          • laura

            In which country do you study?
            What I mean with evidence are various texts that are not written in the Bible and have similarities in them. Indeed, a lot of texts do describe a person as Jesus but those don’t match and they barely ever describe his appearance, just his personality.
            The thing is that historians don’t know whether he is just a myth or that he really existed because of the absence of different texts that say (more or less) the same.
            I studied Latin for 6 years and there also are descriptions of people where historians still don’t know whether those persons really existed or were just ‘myths’.
            So I am not saying he never existed, because that’s something we will never know.
            I hope you understand what I meant now :)

          • Debz

            He’s real. I’ve heard him. I’ve seen him. He moves physically in my life. The miracles that happened “then”, still happen NOW. Jesus is more real then ever, but the devil will do anything to make him not seem so.

          • zara

            wow why you gotta go burst other peoples bubble by saying that just because you dont believe in jesus just keep it to yourself and let people believe what they want

  • true

    i cant even take what she said about harry potter and spongebob seriously. that is not even legit reasons i dont even think the church/pope has ever said that? maybe her priest or whatever individual church she went to. she sounds ignorant and really young/childish. but God gave us the right to choose so each their own.

    • amy

      I’m sure she was using those examples as sort of a joke to make the topic more lighthearted.

      • amy

        Also, I’m not sure what the Catholic church has said about Harry Potter, but I know that there are many Christians who condemn the books as being sinful because they are about witchcraft and think people shouldn’t read them.

        • Anna

          Also because Dumbledore was gay

        • amy

          Why did people down vote me for a fact? I personally know 2 families that wouldn’t let their children read Harry Potter because they thought it wasn’t Christian.

  • Caroline

    People you’re not well inform, actually the Catholic Church and many other religions are against Harry Potter there’s even a Wikipedia about it lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_debates_over_the_Harry_Potter_series
    I’m not the biggest fan of her but I’ts her descicion at the end of the day, and I really don’t think she leaved it because of Sponge bob and HP, clearly It’s sort of a Joke, she leave it because the chruche is against gays, and yes a lot of prist have became pro gay but they are the minimum.

  • RedneckAtHeart

    I’ve been told by many on here and in real life(?) that I should denounce my religion because I support gay rights. My beliefs are that you can still have a relationship with god and want equality for everyone.

    • parishiltonsbff

      I just think Ariana had some bad experiences in the church and Catholic community, especially since her brother’s gay, which probably caused her to not want anything to do with her religion again. I’ve seen it happen a lot. It’s unfortunate, but you can’t blame her.

  • RedneckAtHeart

    But to say you’re leaving a religion because of the dislike of a show and some movies is a bit weird.

    • amy

      I feel like she just used those as easy examples of things she disagrees with the church about. I’m sure it goes much deeper than that.

      • RedneckAtHeart

        It just sounds very idiotic to me lol. I mean, why not state the whole reason? If it’s to personal then just tell them you don’t want to answer… You know?

        • amy

          She did hint at a more major reason with the gay marriage thing. She probably just wanted to provide a simple answer. She might have wanted to share that she wasn’t a Christian and give the general reason of why as being that she doesn’t agree with the teachings of the church, but didn’t feel like making it super complicated.

          • RedneckAtHeart

            I can see that. But I don’t even think she was Christian, she was raised Roman Catholic.. I could be wrong though.

          • amy

            You realize that Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity, right?

          • RedneckAtHeart

            I do, but if you walk up to a Christian and call them Catholic or vise versa they will jump down your throat lol.

          • A Cat

            Catholicism is apart of Christianity. :) Christianity is basically any faith/religion that has to do with believing that Jesus is the son of God.

  • disqus_qfyOBdJfvT

    I mean she can come back to the catholic church because the new pope is all about not judging anyone and being a good person. He thinks no person has the right to judge anyone else for any reason. Not only that but he donated all the money he has made this year to help the Phillipenes. Hes a pretty wonderful guy

  • Jellybean

    The pope said that a woman should not work? And that Harry Potter was bad? I did not know that, and it’s weird, because I’ve attended an Opus Dei school my entire life.

  • anon

    “It is the practice of being a good person.” I honestly don’t think that this Kabbalah thing is helping her then because she is one of the most fake celebrities that this generation has. And I’m not only judging her based on things that I’ve read online. I’ve had the privilege (or so I thought it was a privilege at the time) to meet her and she was so rude to not only me but my little cousins that I had with me. Jai was with her at the time and he was the sweetest person. You could tell that he was trying to make up for her rude behavior and if anything, I thought that it would be the other way around.. with him being the rude one and her being sweet. She’s the type that acts nice and squeaky clean to interviewers and to the public but in reality, she’s the exact opposite. I can’t count how many times she’s shamed Victoria Justice, only to say that she was misquoted or didn’t mean it when people started confronting her about it and she got hate for it. And with the whole Jai thing, it was kind of obvious that her responses were fabricated and that she was full of shit. When I met the two of them, you could tell just by looking at him that he was in love with her and he wouldn’t ever do anything to hurt her. Shame on her for trying to make him look bad.

  • alysha

    yea this is totally an older interview because ive heard this before. that’s why she wears the red string around her wrist

  • Emily

    You have a voice like the angles but only hell with get to hear it :/

  • Mary Magdalene

    This article is so bizarre I wonder if it’s real. Sounds like if came from someone else’s mouth not Ariana’s. Just recently she was telling people on twitter that they needed Jesus when that whole dildo thing went down. Why would she say that if she didn’t believe? Also recently she said in an article that she was Catholic, then started learning about Kabbalah (typical Hollywood) but admitted that she meditates everyday. WTF? Either she’s the UN of religions or she’s just doing what younger people do, exploring & trying to find something that fits her lifestyle.
    She’s clearly lacking in Christian education because as a Catholic specifically, it’s all about being Christ like, concentrating on the New Testament. Also in addition, I read she’s now trying to be vegan? The most famous vegan ever was St. Francis of Assisi. He created the idea of being one as a sign of devotion to Christ. Let Ariana explore different avenues of spiritualty. She should ask a ton of questions. I just want her to do it far away from Hollywood people because that crowd is trash

  • boystan

    Omg is this true?

  • Janey

    why is she SELLING Christmas songs? Christmas is about Christ. Just for the money, honeys.

    • threelittlebirds

      Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus. It never said anywhere in the bible Jesus was born on dec 25.

      • cerenagee

        sorry girlfriend but Christmas is a Christian holiday and is a holiday dedicated to Christ :/ I’m not Christian but I celebrate Christmas. The holiday has become less about Christ and more of just an American holiday.

      • cerenagee

        Sorry girlfriend but Christmas is a Christian holiday. I am not personally Christian and don’t believe in God but still celebrate it. It’s become less about Christ and more of just a festive winter holiday.

  • Larry: It hurts staying apart!

    Everyone needs jesus at some point of life. I knew she was a nobhead.

  • sam

    since when was christianity catholicism?

    • amy

      Christianity is divided into two major sections: Catholicism and Protestantism. Then within each of those groups their are countless denominations. Christianity is a religion that believes in the god of Abraham and believes that Jesus is the son of god. Since Catholicism has those beliefs, it is a denomination of Christianity.

  • hjg

    Uhm she shouldn’t leave her religion just because she supports some stuff her religion does. Everyone has a different opinion

  • adrian

    first of all she was catholic….why are they saying she’s no longer Christian? Being on what i’ve studied no offense to anyone either….but being a good person doesn’t get us into heaven…thats what we learn as Christian’s the only way is Jesus Christ.

    • parishiltonsbff

      Catholicism is a branch of Christianity.

  • gest

    she needs jesus!

  • Aldath Le’Carde

    I’m a Catholic and half of those things she said are serious BS, I am not very fond of the gay community, but I don’t HATE gays, I have gay friends who know I belive it’s not right, and I like to hang out with them as they like to hang out with me. AND I love Spongebob by the way, and my ex girfriend wanted to work and my family had no problem with it and she’s still my friend… I dunno what sort of hellhole she visited, but it was that, a hellhole.

  • that gods girl

    i think ariana grand is a very talented girl, but she needs JESUS….. does she even know how she got here. she has millions of fans across the whole nation, she is winning #1 awards in music and all of that. she needs JESUS, i can not help but to respect ariaa grandes choice but she needs jesus. i want my idol to belive in god just not take it as with someone said. those people at the church need to stop telling her that stuff because there is no reason to call spongbob gay and all that stuff…….. i hope one day she will for give the chuch and remain a chrisian again.

    thank you

  • billie

    I wouldnt leave christ because of something dumb who cares bout sponge bob i just would not went to that church or stay home with a bible and pray. This just shows how easily when ur famous orjust a regular person u dont pray to God or u dont trust him and thats the devil tempting u but ariana could whatever she want she grown im just commenting

  • Ariana Grande`

    Thanks guys for your support, you people are the best!

  • billie

    Omg the real ariana! Thanks for hearing from u

  • Ariana` Grande

    My pic wouldnt upload.

  • Ariana Grande`

    Who the hell r u

  • AinsleyAnne

    If Ariana really said those things, she’s being fed with LIES. I am a Catholic, though I’m not devout, and I have never heard of the Spongebob thing and the Harry Potter thing. If I’m not mistaken, the references on HP about witchcraft and wizards were denounced by other Christians, not necessarily the Pope. Again, if she did say those things, she’s uneducated and it’s quite disappointing.

  • jacqueline

    im sad:( i was born in roman caholic chruch, and i do believe in gays and i believe that no one should burn in hell unless they do a terrible sin. My mom works and i love the harry potter series! Although I disagree with the pope on those desicions its still not enough for me to switch my religion. Im terrible that ariana left us but shes enlightened. i believe her brother is gay so thats probably why she switched. oh well.

  • jacqueline

    im terribly sad* lol not im terrible

  • MeowCat

    Why does she need a religion at all? It offers nothing that you can’t get elsewhere. She was very smart to assess the Catholic church as she did but why substitute one for yet another debilitating smokescreen?

  • 116guy

    Sad that she had to hear those things from someone like that. I don’t blame her for leaving, but that shouldn’t be a reason to leave know what I’m saying. Jesus all the way though in my opinion. :)