reply to post by LazarusTsiyr
Ok, challenge accepted!
While I do believe there may be some cultists out there ... I can't see everything being a 'sign' nor jump to conclusions.
Here is a leap in the OP imo;
Daft Punk 'Romanthany' and Nicki Minaj's Roman 'personality'.
Would you say all people named Roman are cultists? Would all people from Rome necessarily be cultists? Was most of the Roman empire part of this
Where do we draw the line between coincidence or chance?
The same goes for pyramids. There was car dealership in my home town that ran out of a pyramid ... were their hyundais part of the illuminati
conspiracy? Or is it just an interesting shape to some people? (and yes, the top secion had a glass skylight that mimicked the 'eye')
When is it just people jumping on a bandwagon? When is it just something 'cool' people see, like 'Oh! that thing on the $1 is cool looking'?
When is it them playing into cult culture, without being a cultist? Especially ones that don't take it seriously?
When are lyrics just lyrics? Does every song have to be taken literal? Can't music follow some of the same issues that iconic imagery follows as
well? Would you believe every rapper that raps about selling drugs, is actually on the street selling drugs? Do you think Ozzy believes he is made
of iron or is in reality Tony Stark?
When you combine various artforms with publicists and corporate greed ... you can end up with the combination of catchy imagery, intentional baiting,
and all sorts of things for positive, negative attention ... or to catch your eye, thoughts, imagination for a brief moment.
Nearly all performance artists, perform; usually under a persona. Look at Garth Brooks. He did that Chris Gaines thing to market a different
demographic. When you look at 80s 'hair bands' ... or heavy metal ... do you think these people aren't putting on a show? Like Kiss with the
In an episode of 'Top Gear', Richard Hammond (short presenter with whitened teeth) was driving an off-road vehicle, in excitement he shouted 'I am
a driving God!' ... does that make him part of an illuminati conspiracy? Does he really think he is a god, or is he using a metaphor to express an
What if an agnostic says this? Surely they wouldn't be referencing a specific religion's god.
What if Kanye meant he is a Roman god? Greek god? Sumerian god? Aztec god?
What if he just means he is god of his castle (crib?)? What if the women or men he sleeps with tells him he makes love like a god? cooks like a
You want to draw lines and conclusions.
If I sang these same lyrics and posed for the same pictures ... would you assume I'm a Luciferian? How do you determine who is and who isn't? Who
is just playing the game of sales and who is a cultist?
A lot of people claim they are 'Christians'; but they don't follow the path of love and acceptance, they don't cast away greed and selfishness;
they can't get away from pointing fingers and hate/fear mongering.
So, with the flimsy basis of what a 'Christian' is ... Kanye is as much or more of a 'Christian' as most of the ones who profess it.
If you found out Kanye has a secret 'personality' that he disguises himself as someone else and does lots of good works and donates tons of money
and resources to the needy ... his works and disposition in society was much more noble and productive than your own (not judging you, purely an
example) ... would you still find the same hate for him? Would he be a more valued member of the faith than you?
You cannot see in someone's heart, therefore, you cannot judge their book by its cover.
Famous people, try to let you see only what they want you to see. Being bigger than life, is what sells for a lot of artists. Especially ones
without pure, raw talent (ex: Pavarotti). Rap is the biggest example of this. Before 'lil wayne 'blew up', the whole cash money thing was about
flash and bling 'oooh look! shinies!!!' for people to gawk at. Just like I watch 'Top Gear' to see cars I can never buy; I may never own a
vehicle that costs over $100k new ... but I sure as hell can enjoy the entertainment value of the show.
That is what rappers do ... they put on a show. Ice-T used to rap about 'cop killer', then he played a cop on 'Law and Order'. He is neither a
murderer or a cop, nor was he born with that name. It is a persona. Same with L.L. Cool J. Not all artists live behind such a veil ... but most
do. And for good reason ... privacy.
Music is an escape, a form of expression, a muse, and many, many other things ... for both the artists and the listeners.
You are free to believe what you wish; but understand why there will be criticism in these threads. Even if you are right, people should question
what is put forth to 'deny ingorance' ... with a positive attitude without insulting author