Interesting line. Right? if you are a Christian, you may think I lost it. Oh, but wait. I am a Christian too. This is one of the lines on Lady Gaga’s latest single “Judas” which, even before coming out, was trashed by religious people because it was supposed to be sacrilegious, anti-christian, at least that is what they expected.
Personally, after listening to the song I wondered what the hoopla was all about. Yes, the song uses Christian symbolism but I think people are missing the point. But again, I am no expert and can only speak of my personal opinion and based on my personal experiences.
Don’t we all have a Judas? Something we cling to, difficult to leave behind when something much better, a virtue, is our other option? It’s easy to say: “Oh well choose the good thing and leave the bad thing behind, run from it”. But, come on, it is much harder than what it seems. Have you dealt with addictions? I have. They are not easy to break off. We can have the best intentions possible, but good intentions alone won’t allow us to break the cycle. Have you been in a bad relationship, a bad romance? A relationship that brings you more suffering than happiness, but can’t seem to get yourself out of it? Yes, it happens. We would do anything for that person, we would wash their feet, forgive their lies, no matter how stupid they are.
It happens, to all of us. As humans, we get to choose, yes, but we are pulled against what we know is the best for us. That is some of what I get from the song. I think one of our biggest problems is that, in order to keep a good appearance to others, we are too scared to show our struggles. We think that showing that we are fighting with something unholy will make us less because “others don’t have that struggle”. Well, they may not have your Judas, but believe me… everybody is fighting.
What do you think?
The video came out today and yes, it has some Christian imagery, but I find it artistic, not sacrilegious, and the dance scenes are great. Watch below…