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The Bootylicious Shall Inherit The Earth

11 January 2002

According to Beyonce (the stroppy one in the middle with the hair extensions) Destiny's Child is "a Christian band". She says: "People think that just because we're a Christian band we can't be sexy".

As it happens, our sympathies are entirely with Miss B. In fact, one only has to look closely at the lyrics of Destiny's child to see a carefully worked-out theological position. For example, on the matter of Catholic-protestant reintegration, she states:

"Even if the pope he said he likes you too, I don't really care cause you're a bug a boo"

She advocates a rigorous Christian work ethic, underscored by a series of neo-Kantian moral imperatives, such as:

"You gotta work your jelly if you gonna dance with me tonight".

And adheres to a strictly Augustinian reward system:

"I'm getting buck wild tonight, so sexy daddy it's your lucky night".


For more conscience-stricken musicians struggling to square their love of God with the rhythms of the Devil, click over to Christian Guitar Resources.

Go there and you get a chance to win a copy of Thom Shumate's new album, "Til You Believe." What more do you want?



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