I thought it would be really hard to find articles or videos relating to Madonna (the pop star) and religion, but apparently not, by typing into google Madonna and religion, she is all that comes up. Literally. Does this show how celebrities have become more important than religion in our society? probably. Here is some stuff i’ve found regarding Madonna and religion.
This video is taken from 2006 and shows Madonna talking about why she chose Kabbalah and why she thinks people don’t like it.
a snippet from an essay which can be found here
What happens when a Hollywood star spouts off about religion?
…The relationship between celebrities and religion can be mutually beneficial. “Religious groups clearly feel having a celebrity endorsement helps give pizazz and credibility, just like any product that benefits from a celebrity endorser,” says Steve Waldman, editor ofbeliefnet.com, a multi-faith and spiritual Web site. “It’s particularly true with Scientology or Kabbalah.”
…There has been little apparent fallout on others who are vocal about their not-so-mainstream religious beliefs. Madonna is an advocate of Kabbalism. Her embrace of the mystical Jewish movement seemingly has no effect on her singing career. Her film career is more affected by a string of box-office failures (The Next Best Thing, Swept Away).
“In film entertainment, she’s not taken seriously,” Speier says.”
This is a great video which talks about how religion is like a trend to Madonna and once everyone follows her trend she changes it.