02-15-2013 01:34 AM
Get your pointy guitars down to your church and let God hear ya!!!!!!
02-15-2013 04:11 AM
02-15-2013 05:54 AM
Ancient Mariner wrote:
I have some sympathy about wanting to not be like a conventional church, but mixed feelings about embracing the darker side of metal. Death and misery are things that a real faith in Jesus would be setting people free from, rather than encouraging them toward. Having said that, this IS a BBC news article, and may not be exactly presenting an accurate representation of what they're doing in order to create a bit more 'newsworthiness'.
I've been happy to use Vs and my Washburn A20 in church, and no-one ever seemed to mind.
To me, this seems like the very sort of Christian gathering that Christ would have attended.
And it's Dogma Free, and seemingly discrimintaes against no one.....Whole Lotta Jesus Goin On
02-15-2013 06:24 AM
02-15-2013 06:44 AM
if the atmosphere allows people to hold onto their addictions to negativity as opposed to the freedom from negativity that Christ preached, I would have to doubt it's ability to pass on the Good News.
I don't see that in any of the article from The Order of the Black Sheep, The Glorious Undead or Asylum, just liberation and inclusion and sight of a spiritual path where once they saw none
02-15-2013 07:44 AM
02-15-2013 08:47 AM
Reminds me of these guys: http://www.scumoftheearth.net/SOTEC/Welcome.html
15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
/ wp's morning office theology
FWIW, as a young wanderer, I would have been totally into this. It's a revelation to have hope preached in your language, even if that language is hopelessness. Sometimes life's path takes us through dark woods.
02-15-2013 08:54 AM
02-15-2013 11:09 AM
02-15-2013 12:12 PM
Religion is for people who are afraid to die or walk alone, if you can let go of this fear, you are truly on your way to becoming a spiritual being.
02-15-2013 01:29 PM
I like electric guitars.
02-18-2013 08:21 AM
02-18-2013 04:13 PM
Considering that praise & worship does derive from rock 'n roll, which was considered devil's music...
All music worth listening to has been described as dangerous.
The irony there is the rhythm of early rock n' roll came from black gospel music.