August 2nd, 2010
02:08 PM ET

Katy Perry opens up on religious upbringing

Katy Perry sang about kissing girls, and now she's talking tongues: In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Perry reveals that her Christian minister parents spoke in tongues when she was growing up.

The California girl, who has "Jesus" tattooed on her left wrist, tells the magazine, "Speaking in tongues is as normal to me as 'Pass the salt..' It's a secret, direct prayer language to God." Perry, 25, adds that her dad usually speaks in tongues while her mom plays interpreter. "That's their gift," she explains.

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  1. Daniel Levy

    Was Pentecost an historical event or simply more myth concocted by Luke to gain members to the newest cult in town??

    e.g. Luke, the only gospel writer to note the Pentecost, started this tale in Luke 24:49 i.e. a single attestation and therefore historically unreliable. – You

    Interesting you say that it's historically unreliable if it only has one source. If that were the case, then the majority of history would be thrown out the window. As someone who will be doing Ph.D studies a little down the road in ancient history, it's easy to tell that this is an extreme fallacy. On top of all this, you have forgotten that Paul alludes to things like tongues quite explicitly in his epistles, which are earlier than Luke, that show this tradition was already in circle.

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