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16th Jul '16 5:40:47 PM BradOlson
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* "Turn! Turn! Turn!" is taken straight from the Book of Ecclesiastes with only some slight re-arranging and two new lines (the title refrain and the ending line "I swear it's not too late"), but neither the song's writer (Pete Seeger) nor the band responsible for the best-known recording of it (Music/TheByrds) are considered to be Christian artists (or Jewish for that matter).

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* "Turn! Turn! Turn!" is taken straight from the Book of Ecclesiastes with only some slight re-arranging and two new lines (the title refrain and the ending line "I swear it's not too late"), but neither the song's writer (Pete Seeger) nor the band responsible for the best-known recording of it (Music/TheByrds) are considered to be Christian artists (or Jewish for that matter). The Byrds did record a couple of Country Gospel covers on their legendary "Sweetheart of The Rodeo" album, a cover of the Louvin Brothers' "The Christian Life" and Merle Travis's "I Am a Pilgrim" though.
16th Jul '16 5:31:25 PM BradOlson
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* Certain songs by Music/{{Kansas}}, such as "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry On Wayward Son." The first songis actually about a Platonistic world view, and the second is ambiguous, but never references God or faith directly. The song "Hold On", however, ''is'' explicitly about a man's relation to God. "The Wall" can also be interpreted as describing a pivotal moment when the singer is at a spiritual crisis due to his choices in life having "led [him] to a wall"--and deciding whether or not to pass beyond it through faith. Some members of the group have, later on, joined the Christian Rock scene.

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* Certain songs by Music/{{Kansas}}, such as "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry On Wayward Son." The first songis song is actually about a Platonistic world view, and the second is ambiguous, but never references God or faith directly. The song "Hold On", however, ''is'' explicitly about a man's relation to God. "The Wall" can also be interpreted as describing a pivotal moment when the singer is at a spiritual crisis due to his choices in life having "led [him] to a wall"--and deciding whether or not to pass beyond it through faith. Some members of the group have, later on, joined the Christian Rock scene.scene and some of their later albums such as ''Audio-Visions'', ''Vinyl Confessions'', and ''Drastic Measures'' contain many Christian songs.
16th Jul '16 5:25:35 PM BradOlson
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* Despite some of their songs (and the fact that Ace and Peter are Christians), Music/{{KISS}} is not religious rock. They are all religious (for instance, Gene Simmons is a fairly serious Jew), but that isn't the focus of their music. "God Gave Rock & Roll To You" was a cover of an Argent song. It's a song about rock and roll, not God.

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* Despite some of their songs (and the fact that Ace and Peter are Christians), Music/{{KISS}} is not religious rock. They are all religious (for instance, Gene Simmons is a fairly serious Jew), but that isn't the focus of their music. "God Gave Rock & Roll To You" was a cover of an Argent song. It's a song about rock and roll, not God.God, although Christian Rock band Petra also covered the song early in their career.
14th Jul '16 8:19:53 PM brtd
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* Icon For Hire's singer [[TheFaceOfTheBand Ariel]] is an outspoken Christian, and some of her lyrics deal with Christian themes, but she has also explicitly stated the band should not be considered a Christian band.
* Melodic Hardcore band Being as an Ocean's frontman Joel Quartuccio is a Christian (to the point of even referring to himself on his Instagram as "God Filled. Hate Free.") and the band has ''many'' lyrics referring to God and spirituality, often quoting TheBible and even releasing an entire album called "Dear G-d", but have stated that they are not a Christian band and make their music for people of all beliefs. It's worth noting many of their songs also express some unorthodox theologies, one song is just a recording of a monologue by the non-Christian Ghandi titled "On God" set to music, another seems to reject the concept of Hell and calls for universal salvation.
14th Jul '16 8:04:02 PM brtd
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* PostHardcore band Hundredth is not Christian, but as their lyrics have a very positive and uplifting message (despite the occasional use of the PrecisionFStrike) and they have played with many, they are often mistaken for one.

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* PostHardcore band Hundredth is not Christian, but as their lyrics have a very positive and uplifting and occasionally vaguely religious message (example is "Greater", which seems to be about a distressed and misanthropic person accepting God's love as the only way to improve their life.) (despite the occasional use of the PrecisionFStrike) and they have played with many, they are often mistaken for one.
14th Jul '16 12:17:19 PM Dedars1
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* A lot of Music/NickCave songs have theological themes, as they do allusions to everything else under the sun. Cave is a Christian, and his father was an Anglican minister, though it in no way prevents him from performing amazingly scary-ass songs when the situation calls for it.

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* A lot of Music/NickCave songs have theological themes, as they do allusions to everything else under the sun. Cave is a Christian, and his Cave's father was an Anglican minister, though it in no way prevents him from performing amazingly scary-ass songs when the situation calls for it.
7th Jul '16 9:38:33 AM gewunomox
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* A few of [[TheWho Pete Townshend's]] songs, including "Bargain", "Drowned" and "Let My Love Open the Door", could be considered Christian rock... were Townshend not a quasi-Hindu pantheist who follows the teachings of Meher Baba. The latter song, according to Townshend, is explicitly written from God's [=POV=].

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* A few of [[TheWho [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend's]] songs, including "Bargain", "Drowned" and "Let My Love Open the Door", could be considered Christian rock... were Townshend not a quasi-Hindu pantheist who follows the teachings of Meher Baba. The latter song, according to Townshend, is explicitly written from God's [=POV=].
22nd Jun '16 3:43:17 AM gewunomox
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* Indie band ThePixies had various Bible related songs which really stacked up to nothing in the wake of their usual incest-themed fun.

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* Indie band ThePixies Music/ThePixies had various Bible related songs which really stacked up to nothing in the wake of their usual incest-themed fun.
21st Jun '16 11:46:49 AM gewunomox
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* Similarly, OingoBoingo's "Just Another Day" also hints a bit at the End Times, describing a mass extinction of humanity following a nuclear war and then describing "a place in the stars...for when you get old." (History's very earliest idea about the afterlife, posited by the ancient Egyptians, is that virtuous souls became stars and lived with the sun god Ra.)

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* Similarly, OingoBoingo's Music/OingoBoingo's "Just Another Day" also hints a bit at the End Times, describing a mass extinction of humanity following a nuclear war and then describing "a place in the stars...for when you get old." (History's very earliest idea about the afterlife, posited by the ancient Egyptians, is that virtuous souls became stars and lived with the sun god Ra.)
21st Jun '16 1:26:48 AM gewunomox
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* Despite some of their songs (and the fact that Ace and Peter are Christians), {{KISS}} is not religious rock. They are all religious (for instance, Gene Simmons is a fairly serious Jew), but that isn't the focus of their music. "God Gave Rock & Roll To You" was a cover of an Argent song. It's a song about rock and roll, not God.

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* Despite some of their songs (and the fact that Ace and Peter are Christians), {{KISS}} Music/{{KISS}} is not religious rock. They are all religious (for instance, Gene Simmons is a fairly serious Jew), but that isn't the focus of their music. "God Gave Rock & Roll To You" was a cover of an Argent song. It's a song about rock and roll, not God.
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