Kat Von D is a tattoo artist and minor celebrity who decided, over the course of about a year, to leave behind her former life in the occult and embrace Christianity. First, she got rid of all of her occult books, then she started attending church and learning more about Christianity, then she was baptized, and now she’s learning more about Christianity and diving deeper into her faith.
Such is what she told podcaster and comedian Theo Von during a recent episode of his “This Past Weekend” podcast, explaining how she has an “intimate and personal” relationship with God and how the publicity surrounding it puts it under a microscope, but also that she has continued to develop and grow in her faith following her baptism.
Speaking to Von about that, Von D said, “It’s such an intimate and personal thing. My relationship with God is my own. I’ve never really felt like I belonged anywhere.” Continuing, she said, “Especially now, I think being public with my faith puts you into like this microscopic, critical tank.”
She also noted that her “goth” aesthetic throws some people off when paired with Christianity but that she is sticking to it and her Christian faith, saying, “At the end of the day, you know, my relationship is with God, not you. I think because people have a hard time understanding [my] aesthetic and pairing that with something … like Christianity.”
Continuing on that point, she questioned why one’s personal aesthetic should matter, saying, “I don’t understand why people don’t see how close-minded that is. Why would you think that you have to look a certain way to have an understanding of the Bible?”
Then, she said that her aesthetic leads some people to say she is “demonic,” an argument she disputes, saying, “Modern-day Christians are so used to being surrounded by people that look the same as them. When someone like me comes into the mix, it’s like, ‘Oh, wait, this is demonic.’ … I get called demonic a lot. [And I get told]: ‘You’re serving two masters.’ I’m like, I don’t think any of that is accurate.”
Further emphasizing that point, she said that the comments on her mode of dress are “hilarious,” writing, “I don’t think there’s any dress code to be a Christian. … But I get it a lot. … [After I posted] my last post, I thought it was a very cool modest image of me in a dress and some funny shoes, and the comments are just hilarious.”
She then said that, despite what’s going on in her personal life, her faith gives her the impetus to remain in a state of gratitude, saying, “The last few years for me have been so rough behind the curtains. I don’t share [it] all … But I’m still going to live in a state of gratitude. The world could be falling apart, and I’m still, like, I praise God.”
Watch Von and Von D discuss that here:
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