Josh Dies of Showbread recently wrote an open letter to the members of Flaming Lips not only apologizing for the fact that Christians have damaged the name of Christ. Josh also suggests that the band’s anti-Christian agenda is in fact doing the same damage towards fans who are Christians as those Christians misrepresenting the name of Christ. For example Josh said
It is my sincere belief that Jesus needs new PR. I find it a terribly upsetting irony that by and large the equal rights, social justice, creative and expressive community of artists here in the states are so hostile towards Jesus. In reality, the Flamings Lips sentiments of peace and love, kindness towards animals, and hope in the face of death are not at all dissimilar to the way of Jesus. The american Christian sentiments of war, anger, retribution and judgement on the other hand have more in common with Satan than they do with Jesus. Those “god hates fags” folks are NOT Jesus-followers. The people who would have you believe God hates homosexuals and disapproves of interracial relationships are DEAD WRONG.
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I saw this video on Tumblr and was like whoa. whoa. but then I thought back to some of my rhetoric communication classes and what we talked about with idea of propaganda and it got me thinking. Would you consider this video put out by the Catholic Church propaganda or is it something different? From my understanding the churches stance is SUPER conservative about preventive birth control and from what I remember they even think condoms are a no-no. Now this is even within the confinements of marriage, but do you think THIS video would be considered propaganda?
Definition: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person, ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause; also : a public action having such an effect
Brian “Head” Welch is a man who has had everything you could desire at the tips of his fingers. Money, cars, success, but none of that made him happy. In 2005 Head announced that he was leaving Korn and had started a relationship with Christ. He quit one of the biggest rock bands to focus more on raising his daughter. Since his conversion he has been pretty vocal about his faith and has written 3 books and put out an album. His first book Save Me From Myself talks about his reason for leaving, his conversion, and his bad drug habit to speed. Then Head put out an album by the same name which included one song Flush. You can hear the song below but this is what Head said about his new music.
“I knew it was going to be nothing near as big as Korn, but I was proud of it. It’s got some heavy riffs and it’s got a lot more emotion than I’ve ever put in music. I’m an emotional guy (and) it was cool to be able to put it in there. It was cool how people were surprised by it. A lot of people thought I was gonna come out with some ‘Kumbaya,’ Jesus music.”
I recently chatted with him about his latest book Stronger: 40 Days of Metal And Spirituality. He took a huge but necessary step leaving Korn, and Head continues to venture out on his own, writing, speaking, and making music while raising his daughter Jenna. In the interview he also briefly touches on his relationship with Korn member Fieldy.
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