posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 06:13 AM
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
I'm a Christian, son of a minister, baptized, say my prayers, am thankfull to God above for everything He has given to me... and I LOVE heavy metal.
My Zune is filled with all things metal and I have a vast collection (both CDs and vinyl) of albums. Are the themes dark? Yep, sure are. Are there
weak minded idiots out there who have probably been negatively influenced by the music? Again, yep, sure are. Am I so anal retentive that I believe
the hair metal lead singer who throws up the horns and says "We salute you, oh great dark Master!" and then leads the crowd in a rousing chant of
"Hail, Satan!" is actually possessed by demons and/or worships the Devil? OF COURSE NOT! It's all an act, dude.***
Believe me, if it turns out that my listening to secular music is what sends me to Hell, then Heaven has some serious issues. I've got a list of
personal falterings way more aggregious than whatever songs I've listened to. Yet I don't sweat it because I actually take the Bible at face value
and believe God when He says He is a kind, loving God who understands men are falible and make bad decisions sometimes. I really wish people would
concentrate more on what they SHOULD do to PLEASE God rather than constantly harping on what other's SHOULDN'T do to OFFEND God. Y'know, if you
actually read the Bible, you'll recognize that God's all about the positives and less about the negatives.
(***Except pop music, disco, and hip-hop... that crap is straight from the Devil himself. It's true!)
Sorry to fill you in on your logic this way. It's actually kinda sad because you have a point.
But, you just said that you think that these rockers throwing up the horns and saying, "Hail Satan!" is an act. Firstly, why would a Christian view
this as a joke? What's the point of saying it if it's just an act? Sure, there are some things you can act, but what's the point of the message?
Even in acting, there is a message to be discerned. Unless you think it's just simple fun and games to be hailing satan, but then, I still don't
understand the fun in it. Somehow I don't think God is saying, "Run along kids, have fun fake-worshipping Satan!"
Secondly, you think Heaven has problems if people on earth aren't considered good Christians because they hail satan? Really? Think about it
Thirdly, you say God is a kind and loving God and forgives us our faults. This is true. But then, because you just said that, you recognized your
fault in believing that it is okay to act out the worshipping of Satan. Will God forgive you? Sure. Is it okay? No. Is there this special
weakness inside of you that just won't go away unless you fake-worship Satan? I mean, we all have our vices, but really? That just doesn't seem
like the kind of vice that is perpetual-forgiveness-worthy. If you want to act out being nasty and crude, I think that is probably okay within
certain boundaries. But, is it TRULY necessary to fake-worship Satan? Of course, that means not only saying, "Hail, Satan!" but also taking part
in "acts" which were originally or are thought to be designed as worship for Satan.
I'm sorry to tell you this, because I am glad you are a Christian. But, you are sorely mistaken. There are people who have their vices, and very
bad ones at that, but they are -nothing- compared to the worship of Satan.
The reality is, any self-proclaimed Christian who claims that fake-worshipping Satan is okay is therefore a God-fake-worshipper.