Are You Curious About BTS Members’ Religious Beliefs?
BTS is one of the K-Pop groups that have managed to become popular worldwide. This successful Billboard rank boy band consists of seven members including RM, Jin, V, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, and Jungkook.
Their religion has been discussed by many people who are curious to know about their spiritual beliefs. In fact, most Korean people usually do not discuss religious topics in their daily conversations since this country has not put religion on their formal affiliation.
Nevertheless, as our curiosity is still not satisfied, let’s discuss the religion of BTS members who are known for their hits songs such as “Dynamite,” “Boy With Luv,” “DNA,” etc. in this Channel-Korea article below!
RM as the leader of BTS has even talked about his religion in one of his interviews. In 2015, he expressed that he doesn’t have any religion and declared himself an atheist. Yet, RM who is skillful in songwriting put lyrics in the song “Change” featuring rapper Wale, that read: “Prayin for a better place for you and me.”
This part of the lyrics gave birth to a lot of speculation about RM’s actual spiritual belief. This verse looks like some kind of religious prayer. Moreover, on his official Instagram, RM shared his photo wearing a necklace with a crucifix, which is acknowledged as one of the religious Christian attributes.
Regarding this occasion, there are no statements or a confirmation that RM’s symbol accessories are related to his current religion.
Jin who is a bright and caring person never spoke out about his religion until recently. Most BTS fans who are called ARMY assume that Jin might not be into religion or spirituality.
On the other hand, Suga revealed that he is not committed to any religion, yet he did pray. This was strengthened by his tweet: “As a human who is weak but acts strong, I realized once again that I am only a normal human being. I don’t have religion however I prayed during that time. The final has been determined. Yet, even if there was an end of time, that my emotions and my heart don’t shift.”
This statement was being taken after his trip to Kobe, Japan, in 2016.
J-Hope is also revealed as a non-religious person. However, people are wondering about his stage name affiliation “Hope” which is considered as a Christian verbs association.
It is presumed that it is just J-Hope’s belief since he stated that the word “hope” was his faith to become a successful artist and hope to his fans. This becomes his energy to make his dream come true. J-Hope also revealed that the name was after the myth of Pandora’s box.
Jimin from BTS is also a person who never talks about his religion. However, during his childhood life, he attended a Catholic or Christian school which may have influenced his beliefs.
However, there is not a single piece of news that really could confirm this yet, it was just speculation derived from his track record. ARMY, their fanbase, have also assumed that Jimin might have religion due to his younger education background, but who knows.
Talking about BTS’s V’s religion, he was even spotted making a playlist of Hillsong songs, a Christian singers group, on his Spotify. This worship song playlist made by him might mean that he could be a Christian.
Yet, V has never spoken out about his religion. He put the worship playlist of Hillsong songs as a tribute to his late grandmother. This action could be otherwise interpreted as V possibly being a spiritual person.
However, in fact, South Koreans know a lot of Christian songs since Christmas is also considered a big celebration, and many churches are also built in the country as 19,7% of the population are Christian. In general, they mostly understand Christian songs, however, there is a big possibility that they are not truly Christian.
Jungkook is also like most BTS members who never talk about their religion. Nonetheless, Jungkook studied at a Christian based high school, which conducted a Bible and religious class once a week. He graduated from the School of Performing Arts in Seoul, and according to its official website, it is the first Christian-based high school in South Korea.
These past education tracks made people assume that Jungkook has built some kind of faith. Yet, there is no confirmation about this, this is only speculation.
So, this is all about BTS’s members’ religions. Based on country information, most Korean people are atheist or irreligious, about 56%. This might also explain why BTS members rarely speak about spiritual things. What do you think about BTS members’ religions, have you found something related to their spiritual or religious beliefs? Kindly share your thoughts by leaving a comment in the section below, and also don’t forget to share this article on Twitter!