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View Poll Results: Religion In Metal
Fuck Christianity 6 11.54%
There is a line that shouldn't be crossed 1 1.92%
Religion, in general, shouldn't be involved 3 5.77%
It doesn't matter as long as the music is good 42 80.77%
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:49 AM
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:25 AM
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I believe in freedom of speech so I don't really care if any religious person chooses to use metal as an outlet. That also means I have the right to disagree with and criticize those views.

In my opinion, outside of music Christianity is a vicious cycle of glorified ignorance whose negative consequences far outweigh it's positive impact.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:40 AM
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In Metal: A Headbangers Journey, Donna Weinstein said it best: "If it wasn't for Christianity we wouldn't have metal as we know it."
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It really doesn't matter as long as the music is good.
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I believe in freedom of speech so I don't really care if any religious person chooses to use metal as an outlet. That also means I have the right to disagree with and criticize those views.

In my opinion, outside of music Christianity is a vicious cycle of glorified ignorance whose negative consequences far outweigh it's positive impact.
...and this.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:28 AM
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Christianity just like all faiths play roles in metal lyrics. They might not always say praise God and love him etc but they might take stories from the bible etc and write about them because it is interesting. So I find nothing wrong with Christianity or any faith in metal. What you believe is what you believe, and if you are musician those beliefs should play a big part in your music. I don't see why Christianity in metal should bother any metal fan, if you like the music and the message then listen to it, if you don't like the music and the message don't listen. I don't listen to Christian bands much, I started listening to Stryper recently but that's the only one. I have heard a few Christian metal songs from different bands, and I am fine with it. They don't seem like they are forcing their beliefs on the listener, they are not talking about hate and violence towards another like a lot of ignorant Christians do.

I use to be bothered by Christianity and anyone who talked about how they love God and Jesus, but that doesn't bother me anymore. Love and peace is the true message of Christianity, that is the message of all faiths. Im sure there was a good message in Christianity and other faiths, there still is a good message, the true message is peace and love, anything that deals with bringing positivity to yourself and others, but that message has been buried, corrupted and twisted by people in power to fit their own hate filled agenda of violence and war. Religion was created to indoctrinate and divide the masses. Religion tries to destroy any idea that tells us we should be one with each other and the universe, it tries to destroy anything that says we should not preach hate and violence but instead live in love and peace.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:35 AM
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Well, actually, now that I think about it, I love Christianity in metal! My favorite Christian metal band is Deicide
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Two of my favorite genres are over-the-top Straight Edge punk and militant Christian moshcore. I. Fucking. LOVE over-the-top Christian lyrics. I actually don't like it when bands are only sorta Christian, like a lot of metalcore out there. Go balls out.
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As long as the music is good, I don't care. Some great bands have come from religion/christianity, from both a positive or negative influence.

I personally don't conform to any particular religion myself, but they (excluding scientology) are, and will only continue to be, a great source of inspiration and each of them, including Christianity, have some incredible history and stories worth reading up on.

That said, I can't wait for the anti-scientology wave of bands to surface!
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:15 AM
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One of my all-time favorite songs since I was a kid was "After Forever" which has deep religious themes. Its not really something I'm that bothered with because like a lot of things, it tends to go either ways.

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Old 03-06-2012, 11:26 AM
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A band singing satanic lyrics and using satanic imagery doesn't bother me, so neither does a christian band using christian lyrics and christian imagery.

Same goes for all religions/etc.

Anyone who says otherwise is dumb.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:30 PM
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Mortification is a pretty awesome death metal band, and they're Christian and write Christian lyrics. So yeah as long as I like the music it doesn't bother me.

Shit like Demon Hunter and Impending Doom though, well I hate the music.
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