Cloudbusting -- Kate
Bush In Her Own Words
lead your life by any sort of set rules or set standards.
- Oh, yeah. I have what I call my own religion. I think everyone's got
their own religion. They are various certain things I stick by.
- Such as not eating meat. Such as trying to be aware of people around
me and doing my work and trying to be positive about it. I think being positive
is very important. (1979, Personal
would like to ask kate... Well I believe I already have the answer... I would
like to ask kate if she believes in god?
- Believe in God? Well I think there are a lot of Gods and I certainly
believe in my God, but I wonder if it's the same God as yours.
Well, I believe that it is. Do you believe in the lord Jesus
- I believe in him, but he's not the one I live my life by, I must
We, as christians, we do believe in the lord Jesus Christ and I
know for a fact that if you believe in God and he has it written that the only
way to him is through the lord Jesus Christ then I believe that your God is the
same as mine.
- So do I. I believe if you believe in anything... I mean if God is
really... I hate to say this because it sounds blasphemous, but God is in fact
some kind of label for people to put all their belief and
love into. And I think that if people put
all their belief and love into other people and what they're doing, then I
think you do find it, I think you do reach an aim.
Host of show: Alright, Kate. Thank you Jim for your call!
Host: No, um we've got loads of calls on the line so I'll have to
cut your short there. But that you very much for your interest.
- Thanks, Jim! (1979, Personal Call)
We're talking about reincarnation again. Christians, of course,
believe that this is the life which, depending on how you live it, is the only
life which determines whether you're going to heaven or hell, which precludes
immediately any sort of reincarnation. Which kind of direction would you tend
- Well, I think certainly this life at the moment is all we're living,
but I think its... I don't see how anyone can really say what happens when our
body dies. I mean there's no way of proving where the energy goes. I hope one
day they'll be able to tap it. (1979, Personal Call)
What is your feeling about the church and religion?
- It is a very powerful, widely influential force that has extreme
good and bad effects on people. (1984, KBC 17)
We're going to change the subject now. Do you see a connection
between mysticism and science?
- I don't know, I'm sure there is. I think there's a connection
between everything, I think everything is linked up somehow, you just got to
find where they meet.
Do you consider yourself a religious person?
- That's a question that I get asked a lot. Some people come in,
they're so convinced that I'm of a particular order. [Laughs] And I
think everyone has something in them that is seeking some kind of religion, but
whether I call myself a religious person - I don't think so, no. But I think I
am fascinated by religious imagery, I think most people are. And it's one of
those things that has an incredibly extreme effect on people and that, from a
writer's point of view, is fascinating. (1985, MTV)
Have you defined your religious feelings?
- No, I don't think so. I was a Roman Catholic and brought up in Roman
Catholic schools. I would never say I was a strict follower of Roman Catholic
belief, but a lot of the images are in there; they have to be,they're so
strong. Such powerful beautiful, passionate images! There's a lot of suffering
in Roman Catholicism. I think I'm looking for not necessarily religion, but
ways of helping myself to become more understanding, more complete, a happier
person - what we all want in life. But I really don't think I've found a niche.
(1990, Q Special)
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