God at the Grammys: The Chosen Ones

Why do so many musical superstars think that their careers are part of a divine plan?
Neil Strauss, Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s article reveals further evidence of inference and infiltration of the media as a religious medium to the masses. Although we will not dwell on the contention regarding the religious aspect of the media being a quasi or pseudo spiritual medium, we will nonetheless ascertain that without the media there would be no stars for fans to idolize.

We focus out attention to some of the terms used by the superstars to describe God. One common attribute used in the article by Lady Gaga and Eminem is  “a higher power”.

The attribute is not found in the Old Testament and in the New Testament it is used only in Paul, Romans 13:1

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Furthermore, only the King James Version (KJV), the Worldwide English Version (WEB) and the American Standard Version (AVS)  use the terms higher powers. The New Jerusalem Bible translates it as “governing authorities”, which we believe is a more accurate rendition.

Paul used the term to describe political power(s), or system(s). That these powers are ordained by God and since they are ordained by God they should be obeyed. Paul does not say that the higher powers IS God.

So the superstars are confusing God with the governing authorities which in this case would be the media.

As Eminem confesses:

I do believe and I do pray…God is my higher power, and he always has been.

Conclusion: The media is the higher power, and for the stars and superstars it is their mantra. Not to be confused with God of the Pentateuch or the fellowship of Jesus-Christ.

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