I have a big tattoo that goes round from the back of my neck, all round to my throat and back round again ( like a worded necklace but in inch high lettering)
It says......"Heaven won't have me, and Hells afraid I'll take over"
We all have the devil in us, he may not be a dude who's been painted red but we all have him inside us
I dont know man. ''The APE was a great big hit''
All bs inc god, heaven etc.
I listen to loads of metal though, a lot of which would not exist without Satan, Evil and black magic etc!
I'm quite intersted in the origins of religions and stuff and like reading about them, like how easter and christmas were originally Pagan festivals/holidays but were hijacked by Christianity as the dates were convenient! If you have a spare hour or so read this sh1t, the chap is obviously biased but seems well educated on the subject matter. Before you read it please don't be offended, it's by the frontman of an English black metal band and is not meant to offend anyone in particular! http://www.themeadsofasphodel.com/?q=metatrons-codex
Satanism is much bigger in other countries (the Norwegian, also more coming up in Poland lol), Alot of black metal bands are heavily influenced by this, they have strange commandments and ****.
Im not a believer of any religion i just find it interesting to learn about them, better to know and accept i think.
Anyways its getting established more and more, so is there a devil, dunno but dunno if there is a god or any of the other higher powers, im sceptical tho clearly. no proof!
do you think it might be an extension of the "boogeyman"....Candyman.....
Why have we/are we losing this pime fear? education?....loosening of the grip of the church....
is it good? bad?
So do animals.
We just need something to explain or blame it on as we believe we are above such behaviour such as murder, rape, genocide.
Look at the 'cute' Chimpanzees when they come across a rival group, it's carnage but we say it's just territorial behaviour.
Or am I going off on a tangent?
F*ck me I've just this second been watching a debate.
Before a time without police and law people conjured up a system by which 'god' spoke directly through them, if you didn't abide by the laws of this god then you will suffer for all eternity. This middleman would then have reaped the benefits- creating his own laws and claiming a higher being is ordering you all to do it.
Then of course when questions come about christians/jews/muslims etc just patchworked the system. Nowdays you see so many fence-sitters when it comes to religion; deists, pantheists, god created all laws of nature then took a backseat... the list could go on forever.
Ultimately this has lead to greatly diluted religions which can't stand up to the simplest of criticisms. Nowdays it seems that it's just millennia old chinese whispers.
But back to the point, it seems fair that as being intelligent beings we assume everything has to come full circle- This man killed my wife, but it's ok he's going to suffer forever in a pit of fire. To many this may provide consolation however I, and I would think many others, believe this not to be the case. Bad things happen, and they do happen to good people, sometimes without consequence but that's life. We heal and then move on.
I dont believe in god or the devil unless im in bed and hear a noise downstairs.
There is a hell, believe me I've seen it.
There is a heaven let's keep it a secret!