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March 2024

by MythofRock

Music serves as a profound mode of artistic expression, allowing artists to convey their emotions, messages and individuality. Rock and metal music, in particular, stand out as potent forms of artistic rebellion and resistance, providing a platform for young individuals to assert their identity and challenge societal norms. However, while artistic expression knows no bounds, it must never veer into the realm of insult or offense towards others.

It is disheartening to observe instances where artists, in the pursuit of their art, disrespect and offend others, particularly within the context of their anti-Christian sentiments. While bands may hold views contrary to religion, it is imperative for them to uphold respect for the beliefs of others. Just as we denounce racism, fascism and discrimination, we must reject any form of anti-Semitic or anti-Christian behavior.

In recent years, there has been a prevailing trend of anti-religious sentiment, particularly within the occult rock and black metal communities. However, it is crucial to halt this trend and foster mutual respect, akin to the respect we extend to individuals of diverse backgrounds, genders and political affiliations.

While artists may embrace beliefs divergent from Christianity, they must refrain from insulting or belittling the faith of others. Disparaging Christ or proselytizing against Christianity serves no constructive purpose and only exacerbates division and discord. It is essential for artists to recognize the line between artistic expression and disrespect towards religion, understanding that their freedom of expression should not impinge upon the respect owed to others.

As a devoted fan of rock and metal music, it is difficult to reconcile a passion for the genre with the disregard and disrespect shown towards religion by certain artists. It is incumbent upon us to advocate for mutual respect and understanding, fostering an environment where artistic expression can flourish without causing harm or offense to others.

Ultimately, embracing metal music does not necessitate denigrating Christianity or any other religion. Let us prioritize unity and respect in the pursuit of art. It is through mutual respect and acceptance that we can truly appreciate the diversity and richness of artistic expression within the rock and metal community.

P.S.: Satanists are against Jesus Christ, but can you just keep it for yourself? Because I am already doing that with your cult! I don’t invert goats!

Dimitris Zacharopoulos

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