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“Information came to us late last week — last Thursday, to be specific — that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who also resides in the area. Our detectives, our fugitive task force and the sheriff’s special investigations division immediately initiated an investigation into this allegation. We worked around the clock through the weekend and that culminated this afternoon when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife.”
“The more I sought truth uncorrupted by years of religious history, the more I kept finding answers I didn’t want to find. Emotionally, it would have been easiest for me to just hold on to what I grew up believing, but mentally that wasn’t an option anymore.” -Tim Lambesis
The post on his blog, as well the lyrics and commentary of his new song, clearly indicates that he has lost faith. Read it. “still inspired by the words of the man who told us to ‘love our enemies’ and to serve ‘the least of these”. Any atheist could agree with this. This philosophy isn’t dependent on a deity.
In addition, there’s nothing in that interview that Dutch posted that says he’s still Christian. Their newest album is very clearly about losing faith if you read the lyrics. Or #, even if you read the commentary that you linked to. moralcompassblog.com...
I’m absolutely heartbroken over the news of Tim Lambesis’ (lead singer for As I Lay Dying) arrest for allegedly attempting to hire someone to murder his wife. AILD is my favorite band. It’s been several hours since I first read the news and I feel physically sick over this.
I’m thankful that his wife is safe. I pray for their kids. If this is true, at it seems like that may be the case, then I pray for the brokenness of Tim. I trust there is Meaning in Tragedy, for nothing happens outside of God’s providential will. “Sometimes we have to watch our whole lives fall apart before we can rebuild them again.” Isn’t that the truth…
You can really tell in AILD’s most recent album that Tim has been in the darkest places in his life (see “A Greater Foundation” and “Without Lungs to Breathe”). I don’t know what else to say besides the fact that I’m saddened by this news. After all this, I think I could only say that I’m speechless and left bereft. sententias.org...
Alt Press has some exclusive information that seems to further confirm his guilt:
"Friends and acquaintances of the singer have noted a change in his personality since he started getting heavily into bodybuilding. Our source says, “It’s a common subject of late how different he’s seemed."
As Christians we need to remember that even King David committed adultery and murder but repented in the end and was forgiven (though not without punishment). I do not know him well enough to declare him to have been a true believer but I can say that we should pray for him and hope for the best. Each one of us has the same potential for evil as he did even if it seems remote to us now. So let’s not be too quick to judge here, lest we also be judged for the thoughts of our hearts. walkingchristian.com...
Fans and other Christians seem to be assuming that Lambesis has either fallen from his faith or was never really a believer in the first place. But what if this is much more complicated than that? thinkchristian.net...
Originally posted by stirling
We probably just dont know what his wife was like....so we really cant make a judgement on the man himself can we?
Who hasnt thought of throwing the old lady down the basement stairs and chucking the laundry hamper down on top of her hey?
Poor thing, well miss her greatly........
I mean be honest guys metal or not hes just a man who puts his pants on one leg at a time hey................
Alt Press has some exclusive information that seems to further confirm his guilt: "Friends and acquaintances of the singer have noted a change in his personality since he started getting heavily into bodybuilding. Our source says, “It’s a common subject of late how different he’s seemed."
The arraignment was earlier this afternoon, May 9th and according about UT San Diego pleaded not guilty to one count of solicitation of murder at his arraignment in Vista Superior Court. Originally the prosecutor requested a $20 million bail based on his earnings but after the defense argued that was an unreasonable amount it was dropped to $3 million. Should Lambesis make bail he was ordered to stay away from his wife and children.
As expected, a new bail hearing was held for imprisoned As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis today in San Diego. His defense team sought to have the $3 million bail amount reduced, and was apparently successful, though only moderately, as the amount was reduced to $2 million - which his lawyer states Lambesis still cannot afford. Interestingly, initial reports indicate that during the hearing Lambesis' defense team blamed the plot on the steroids he uses as part of his weight-lifting regimen. Lambesis is also apparently suffering from steroid withdrawl in prison.