Venus

Music HighwayWe Christians are often bombarded with accusations from some other Christians, of all people, of being pagan and “offending” God for observing days such as Christmas and Easter which were originally used beforehand by pagans in worshiping their deities.

I have related in previous posts that their reasoning is faulty. It is basically the old argument of guilt by association.

For example, Tom smokes cigarettes. You are Tom’s closest friend, therefore, you smoke cigarettes also.

I know that sounds silly, and it is. But it is also faulty logic.

Applied to St. Valentine’s Day this type of reasoning goes like this:

Pagans, in ancient days, celebrated one of their holidays on February 14th.
You, a Christian, gave your wife flowers and chocolates on this day, Valentine’s Day.
Therefore, you are actually practicing paganism and God is mad at you.

The ancient Israelites, God’s chosen people, were under a covenant contract to obey the true God. But, when they began seeking and worshiping other gods, that was when God became angry. Eventually, His people were taken into captivity for fully breaking that covenant with God and becoming very pagan in their worship. Today, do western civilized countries have a binding covenant with God to worship no other gods? Nope. God just considers them, “the world” (1 John 2:15).

Anyway, in the YouTube below, we see Frankie Avalon singing to Venus. Who is Venus? Venus is an ancient Roman goddess of love, sex, beauty and fertility. Question: Does this goddess exist? Of course not! So why was Frankie singing (actually making a singing, prayer request) to her? Who knows? But it sold a lot of records.

Let’s say Frankie’s request was answered by a Venus somewhere out there; what kind of woman would he have gotten? A beautiful woman? Yes, perhaps. But, would she had been a “Proverbs 31” kind of woman? (You Bible students know what I am talking about.) No, I will bet my buttons that Frankie’s babe would have eventually seduced herself with every Tom, Steve and Harry she wanted. She would have had no values; no morals. She would have been far from anything resembling a Christian woman. She would have been a pagan in every sense of the word.

goddess Aphrodite

Greek goddess statute of Aphrodite. Roman goddess equivalent – Venus.

Here are some silly questions I leave you to think and discuss with others:

1) Were the writers of this song, Venus, pagan for composing it?

2) Did Frankie Avalon become a pagan when he recorded this song?

3) Could Frankie Avalon and also the song writers’ real idols be their wallets, bank accounts and stardom?

4) Did all teens, young adults and anyone else who purchased and entertained this song in their homes become pagans in 1959?

5) Did this country, the United States, and also other Christian western countries, begin becoming pagan nations for causing this song to become the number one Billboard hit for five weeks in a row?

6) Was Dick Clark a pagan for lauding this song before a large television audience?

7) Did the atoning blood of Jesus Christ become null and void for over a million people because of the popularity of this song?

Now, if you see me sincerely singing and requesting a beautiful woman from a goddess named, Venus, as Frankie Avalon does in the YouTube video below, you have every right to consider me a pagan! Also, I just may actually see Venus surrounded by swirling, shimmering stars after my wife hits me over the head with a frying pan for doing this.

Venus

Single

Venus (1959)
lyrics – Ed Marshall, Peter DeAngelis
music – Ed Marshall, Peter DeAngelis
sung by – Frankie Avalon
genre – pop
side B – I’m Broke

Hey, Venus
Oh, Venus

Venus, if you will
Please send a little girl for me to thrill
A girl who wants my kisses and my arms
A girl with all the charms of you

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Label, 45 rpm

Venus, make her fair
A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair
And take the brightest stars up in the skies
And place them in her eyes for me

Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can’t be too great a task

Venus, if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I’ll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live

Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can’t be too great a task

Venus if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I’ll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live

Hey, Venus
Oh, Venus
Make my wish come true

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Venus, disco version (1977):

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