Friday, September 22, 2006

Today's Second Double Entendre

(Of course if you are reading this from the top down, this second entry seems to you to be chronologically first but, hey, that's blogging for you)

Madonna provides the new (sort of) double entendre, or at least, a funny way of phrasing:

Pop singer Madonna on Thursday defended staging a mock crucifixion during her record-breaking "Confessions" world tour, saying it was not "anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous" -- but a plea for people to help one another.

Several religious groups, including the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church, have complained that the scene was insulting and NBC television is trying to decide whether to include it in a special to air in November.

Madonna, in a statement made as the "Confessions Tour" ended in Japan on Thursday, said: "There seems to be many misinterpretations about my appearance on the cross and I wanted to explain it myself once and for all.

"It is no different than a person wearing a cross or 'taking up the cross' as it says in the Bible. My performance is neither anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous. Rather, it is my plea to the audience to encourage mankind to help one another and to see the world as a unified whole."

And then she added,

"I believe in my heart that if Jesus were alive today he would be doing the same thing

He would? Really?

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