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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, 06:04 AM
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Christianity involved in metal.

I think there is a line that shouldn't be crossed. Bands like For Today and The Great Commission tend to cross that line. Having your lyrics mean something is one thing but to constantly talk about god and constantly just repeat bible verses is crossing the line. What do you think about it?

EDIT: Just so it's cleared up. I am talking strictly from lyrical content and live aspects. And also talking about the pro-religion side.
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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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Well, bands like For Today and Sleeping Giant can do whatever the fuck they want to pertaining their religion and their music, because I don't listen to them. I don't care about what bands I don't listen to do, because it's their thing; if they get a kick out of it, let them do whatever they feel like. Metal (or any other genre of music for that matter) shouldn't have limits set, even when most of the musicians in metal oppose it; after all, music is an art form, and artistic freedom is all about not being bullied into anything, and doing what floats your boat.

Outside of music, however... fuck Christianity.
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I can't vote in this because it depends entirely on how it's done. If every song is just saying "God loves you" all the time, then fuck off. That said, there are exceptions. Seventh Power being one. I love their stuff, yet it's all practically bible readings set to riffs.

If the songs are just about regular stuff and the artist happens to be Christian (Megadeth, W.A.S.P., etc.) then fine, couldn't care less.

So basically, are we talking song content, or just religious beliefs of the band?

And are we talking exclusively about positive song content? There are, after all, anti-Christian songs that are still about Christianity. And there are simply factual songs about it too.

I agree with The Russian that there shouldn't be limits on music, but I also think that songs shouldn't be trying to drive home a religious belief under the guise of a popular music form.
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It really doesn't matter as long as the music is good. Metal in general doesn't really have lyrics that interest me, it's mostly about the music.
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I won't vote in this poll either because, like ravenheart, it depends on how it's done. If it's preachy and shit, no I don't want to hear it. If the artist happens to believe in something but keeps it more or less out of their music, I'm OK with it. That said, I think the idea of a Christian Metal Band is a bit of an oxymoron. Metal has always been about chaos, something that Christianity is very much against.
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I agree with The Russian that there shouldn't be limits on music, but I also think that songs shouldn't be trying to drive home a religious belief under the guise of a popular music form.
I think that name could stick
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I can't vote in this because it depends entirely on how it's done. If every song is just saying "God loves you" all the time, then fuck off. That said, there are exceptions. Seventh Power being one. I love their stuff, yet it's all practically bible readings set to riffs.

If the songs are just about regular stuff and the artist happens to be Christian (Megadeth, W.A.S.P., etc.) then fine, couldn't care less.

So basically, are we talking song content, or just religious beliefs of the band?

And are we talking exclusively about positive song content? There are, after all, anti-Christian songs that are still about Christianity. And there are simply factual songs about it too.

I agree with The Russian that there shouldn't be limits on music, but I also think that songs shouldn't be trying to drive home a religious belief under the guise of a popular music form.
I'm talking strictly from the musical content/show content. Personal beliefs outside of the music I don't care about. And also the positive-side of Christianity.
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It stuck a long time ago
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