Contemplation on the Nicene Creed and the Death of Christ

According to the Nicene Creed, Jesus Christ was “crucified under Pontius Pilate” for our sake. However, according to the Gospel, he was crucified for the sake of punishment for his crimes in the state. This brings up the question of how his execution was for our sake when it was a penalty for a civil crime. If, as the Gospel according to Matthew suggests, he … Continue reading Contemplation on the Nicene Creed and the Death of Christ

In Hell

Torture all-encompassingAs fires reach from belowBeasts dwell herefeasting on boiling fleshThe monkey plays his hornto the tune of burning bloodWeeds grow and thrivein the skulls of the damnedWar crimes define the sceneScreaming is the only soundIn Hell.Where beasts and dragons reignClamp the neckHang the bodyupside downin Hell Continue reading In Hell

Remix

Another iteration. New. Again.Again let’s go again let’s go again.Remix. Repeat. Remix. Repeat. Again.Let’s go again let’s go again let’s go.It’s all been done. Do it again. Once more.All-American suicide. Revive.Sell me your toes. One dollar each. Regrow.I know you slip. I heard from Dante youwill burn, too. Can you feel the fire burning?There is a spectre haunting this house andI wonder who it could … Continue reading Remix

Even if the Bible is not the law, it is the document a lot of Americans look to for values

In the US, a lot of people are Christian. Christianity is a big enough force in the country that the “Religious Right” is a thing. While not all Republicans are concerned with religion, it’s at least a staple of the party, and any conservative politician will at least pay lip service to it. The Trump administration is no exception, and it has indeed tried to … Continue reading Even if the Bible is not the law, it is the document a lot of Americans look to for values

Today’s a Christian holiday; time for social media to smugly reveal that there’s some connection between Easter and Ishtar

There’s plenty of images to this effect, so I’ll just put one here for reference: A fun fact. Well, it would be a fun fact if it were true. But it’s not. “Ishtar” sounds like it looks like it would sound like. Those aren’t her symbols, either, nor is she the goddess of fertility. The name “Easter” more likely comes from “Eostre” which is Germanic. … Continue reading Today’s a Christian holiday; time for social media to smugly reveal that there’s some connection between Easter and Ishtar

Metal and Christianity

It’s interesting to see how intertwined metal and Christianity are. Slayer? Singing songs about hell and has a crucifix at the concerts. But the singer is Catholic. He also notes Catholic services do the same thing. Iron Maiden released a song called “The Number of the Beast” and got moral guardians’ upset despite being based on the Bible. Avenged Sevenfold gets it’s name from the … Continue reading Metal and Christianity