Katy Perry believes in a "higher power" but forget about heaven and hell.
In a new interview with the U.S. edition of Marie Claire, the 29-year-oldpop star - who was raised in a devout Christian home - claims she no longer believes in a single religion. Her pronouncement will no doubt send her minister father's head spinning.
"I don't believe in a heaven or a hell, or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable," she told the magazine.
"Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don't want to hear.
"I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God. I pray all the time - for self-control, for humility. There's a lot of gratitude in it. Just saying 'thank you' sometimes is better than asking for things."
Despite her religious parents being at odds with the sexy party-girl image she portrays, Perry nonetheless reveals she gets along fine with her mother and father. "People don't understand that I have a great relationship with my parents ... like, how that can exist? There isn't any judgment. They don't necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don't necessarily agree with everything they do," she said.
"They're fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her."
SOURCE: The Vancouver Sun