Countless Michael Jackson tribute websites have popped up since the pop star's death, but Reflections on the Dance is the first to compile an exhaustive list of the entertainer's spiritual beliefs. Though it doesn't try to pinpoint a specific brand of faith (Jackson was brought up as a Jehovah's Witnesses), there are several revealing morsels culled from diverse sources.
In a 1979 Jet interview, Jackson shares some details about his prayer life. "I believe in the Bible and I try to follow the Bible. I know I'm an imperfect person … I'm not making myself an angel because I'm not an angel and I'm not a devil either. I try to be the best I can and I try to do what I think is right. … I don't just pray at night. I pray at different times during the day. Whenever I see something beautiful, I say, 'Oh, God, that's beautiful.' I say little prayers like that all through the day."
More recently, when Gerald Rivera asked him about his values in a 2005 television interview, Jackson replied: "Caring. And reading the Bible, learning about God, Jesus, love. He said, 'Bring on the children,' 'imitate the children,' 'be like the children' and 'take care of others.' 'Take care of old people.' And we were raised with those values. Those are very important values and my family and I, we were raised with those values and they continue strong in us today."
Skaggs cleans up at ICA
Ricky Skaggs won Mainstream Country Artist of the Year at the Inspirational Country Awards. Tracy Lawrence won Mainstream Inspirational Song of the Year for "Up To Him," and Craig Morgan won Video of the Year for "God Must Really Love Me." Point of Grace won Vocal Group of the Year for "How You Live (Turn Up the Music)."
Fischer of (Muslim) men
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