Did 2Pac believe in God? The truth is that this question has been discussed a lot during the years but it is difficult to give one definitive answer. It is a well-known fact that the late rapper had a huge cross tattoo on his back, but researchers believe that 2Pac’s attitude toward religion is a complicated issue. Perhaps everyone can decide for themselves, and to help you with that, we have prepared some of the most famous 2Pac quotes about God.
Probably, it would be best to say that 2Pac believed God to be a spiritual power or symbol of faith, but he did not believe in the Church as an institution. 2Pac’s strong sense of social justice provoked him to strongly criticize church authority. In one of his interviews, he shares that he does not understand the Church’s need to accumulate unaccountable riches and place its temples in huge buildings with expensive coloured windows while the streets are full of homeless and hungry people.
Tupac talking about his belief in God and religion / VIBE
Despite the disgust that 2Pac feels when it comes to the Church as an institution, the rapper mentions the Lord in many of his lyrics. Taking this into account, we cannot deny that, although in a purely spiritual aspect, God was constantly present in the rapper’s thoughts.
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“And God has blessed me with the power to be hard to kill.”
“I’m not really a religious person. But I believe that God wants me to do something and it has to do with Thug Life.”
“I believe God blesses us. I believe God blesses those that hustle, those that use their mind and those that overall are righteous. I believe that your karma, everything that you do bad, comes back to you. So anything that I’m doing that’s bad, I’m gonna have to suffer for, but I feel in my heart, what I’m doing is right, you know what I mean, so I feel like I’m going to heaven.”
“I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle. I make mistakes but learn from every one. And when it’s said and done, I bet this brother be a better one. If I upset you don’t stress; never forget, that God isn’t finished with me yet.”
“If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never showed me what he does.”
“If they take half the buildings that they use to praise God and give it to the motherfuckers who need God we’d be ‘aight.”
“If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.”
“It makes sense that if you’re good in your heart you’re closer to God.”
“God come save the youth, Ain’t nothin else to do but have faith in you, Dear Lord I live the life of a Thug, hope you understand Forgive me for my mistakes, I gotta play my hand.”
“God has cursed me to see what life should be like.”
“God let me live for me to do something extremely extraordinary.”
“My idea of religion is this, I think that you take one of the “o”‘s outta “Good” it’s “God. If you had a “D” to “Evil” it’s the “Devil”. I think that some cool motherf****rs said long time ago let’s figure out a way to control motherf****rs and thats what they came up with, its the bible and so on.”
“Now them same motherfuckers wanna murder me. And I wonder if the Lord ever heard of me, huh.”
“We gonna prove once and for all, that all these people talking about a East Coast West Coast war, they like what Judas was to Jesus.”
“Will I survive ’til the morning to see the sun? Please Lord, forgive me for my sins, ’cause here I come.”
“When I was alone, and had nothing. I asked for a friend to help me bear the pain. No one came, except God.
When I needed a breath to rise, from my sleep. No one could help me.. except God.
When all I saw was sadness, and I needed answers. No one heard me, except God.
So when I’m asked.. who I give my unconditional love to? I look for no other name, except God.”
“We wouldn’t ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals, in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals, dont ask me why, thank god, and ask me how”
“Word to God, I’ve beendas ready to die since I was born.”
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