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13th Nov '16 7:49:14 PM BackgroundGuy
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** It should also be noted that many of the other songs on that album (''Prior to the Fire'') were written about things like favorite movies and anime. So while these two songs seem to offer contradictory comments on religion, it may very well be the case that ''neither one'' was written about religion at all.
24th Oct '16 10:24:26 AM Claystripe
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* Music/TwentyOnePilots identify as Christian and several of their early songs reference God or faith in some way. However, from the beginning the band has not called themselves as a Christian band, and those more explicit references have progressively diminished. That still hasn't stopped critics and listeners from using EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory with their lyrics, from identifying the character of Blurryface as the devil to understanding every use of the word "you" as referring to God.
18th Oct '16 12:28:36 PM TheKaizerreich
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* ''Music/{{Powerwolf}}'': Despite incorporating Catholic themes into their songs and image, Powerwolf is definitely '''''NOT''''' a Catholic band. Song titles like "Coleus Sanctus", which means "Holy Balls"; "Sanctified With Dynamite", a song about suicide bombing; and "Resurrection by Erection", which is... well, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin; should give a good hint.
15th Oct '16 11:56:30 AM Jeduthun
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ChristianRock is defined by being explicitly Christian. Then there are some works that aren't, but could still fool some people.

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ChristianRock is defined by [[ShapedLikeItself being explicitly Christian.Christian]]. Then there are some works that aren't, but could still fool some people.
13th Sep '16 5:33:49 PM BackgroundGuy
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* [[Music/SmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan's]] work with Zwan had some speculating about his involvement in Christianity, particularly because they've performed songs based on traditional hymns: "Jesus, I / Mary, Star Of The Sea" is a loose adaptation of "Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken", while they've also covered a hymn called "God's Gonna Set This World On Fire". Corgan has said his beliefs include elements of Catholicism (alongside Buddhism and other religions), but hasn't publicly aligned himself with any one faith.

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* [[Music/SmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan's]] work with Zwan had some speculating about his involvement in Christianity, particularly because they've performed songs based on traditional hymns: "Jesus, I / Mary, Star Of The Sea" is a loose adaptation of "Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken", while they've also covered a hymn called "God's Gonna Set This World On Fire". Corgan has said his beliefs include elements of Catholicism (alongside Buddhism and other religions), but hasn't publicly aligned himself with any one faith. faith, identifying Christ as just one of his teachers alongside Buddha. He also seems to drop some subtle religious themes with [[Music/SmashingPumpkins the Pumpkins]] from time to time as well.



* Some of Billy Corgan's songs in Music/TheSmashingPumpkins and Zwan can come across this way, especially "Jesus, I / Mary Star of the Sea", but Corgan has never identified himself as a Christian rocker.
9th Sep '16 8:15:15 PM BackgroundGuy
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* Priestess are probably one of the last bands you would call Christian by any means, but "Trapped in Space & Time" seems to be about something far bigger than a man lamenting that he made a mistake in leaving his lover.
** And in case you got too comfortable with that, remember their ditty "Castle Dracula", which seems to morph between ''all three'' types of ReligionRantSong, but which the band have never actually commented on to clear up any confusion. The signs generally point to them having no religious inclination whatsoever.
3rd Sep '16 11:56:27 PM WarriorsGate
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* Indie band Music/ThePixies had various Bible related songs which really stacked up to nothing in the wake of their usual incest-themed fun.
** All of their Bible or Christianity related songs were not really that religious; for example, "Dead" is just about the fact that Uriah died on the toilet, really. Black Francis liked the stories and all the incest (notice that their Christian songs are almost all old testament, the exception being "Come on Pilgrim"), rather than the message.

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* Indie band Music/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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fun. All of their Bible or Christianity related songs were not really that religious; for example, "Dead" is just about the fact that Uriah died on the toilet, really. Black Francis was raised in the Assemblies of God, well-known for its conservative and evangelical leanings and was surrounded with biblical imagery as a teenager, but he only liked the stories and all the incest (notice that their Christian songs are almost all old testament, the exception being "Come on Pilgrim"), Pilgrim") rather than the message.message. As the Pixies wore on, he grew out of his religious phase in favor of aliens and vaguely-New Agey spirituality.
1st Sep '16 7:40:18 AM Ulysses21
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* Mumford and Sons have songs with very strong Christian subtext but are not explicitly a Christian group. "Roll Away Your Stone," which alludes to the Parable of the Prodigal Son, is probably the most obvious./

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* Mumford and Sons MumfordAndSons have songs with very strong Christian subtext but are not explicitly a Christian group. "Roll Away Your Stone," which alludes to the Parable of the Prodigal Son, is probably the most obvious./


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** Marcus Mumford was raised as a Christian, and says he still has his own views about the person of Jesus, but has separated himself from the "culture of Christianity." Some of the imagery has obviously stuck with him though, shown in songs like "Thistle & Weeds" which seems to reference various seed-based parables:
-->But plant your hope with good seeds\\
Don't cover yourself with thistle and weeds\\
Rain down, rain down on me
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.
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