What The Fuck’d You Expect by Against All Authority
“Well it’s hard for me to see what’s left
When generals are struck down from the sky
And politicians are victims of their lies
When all the cops are locked in jail
And all the priests have gone to hell
When lawyers rot in growing heaps
And our world leaders are buried deep well.
That’s the day
That’s the day I’ll find my hope.” -In On the Joke, by Against All Authority
I like this song. Though I don’t exactly believe all of what it’s saying… there’s still truth here.
I hate to call myself Christian, since it appears more and more Christians are becoming close-minded everyday. I am anything but close-minded. I am also not a conventional Christian. After all, I am against government, against war and violence/death, I am for gay rights, and that’s just the start of a long list. I’m sure I make many Christians uneasy in their beliefs, as well. But I can honestly say that I believe the Bible to be the total truth, and in fact, the only truth. I may offend some Christians when I say this, but I’m not sorry. I do not let a news channel tell me the facts, I don’t believe my television to be true, and I do not let my government, teachers, or preachers tell me what I am supposed to believe. God and His Word (the Bible) is the only absolute truth there is.
I listen to a lot of music. I do not listen to solely Christian music, nor do I listen to solely non-Christian music, you see, I love music in the many forms it comes. Music was invented to praise and glorify God, and I also believe all of our talents were given to us by God, whether you believe in Him or not. It’s very apparent that not every musician uses their talent to glorify God, and you know, that’s okay. Not everyone is a believer of the Bible, and this is in no means a Christian nation, so I wished my fellow brothers and sister would not treat it as such. Just because a musician/band is not “Christian” does not mean they should be disregarded. Sometimes I like to listen to music that is happy, sometimes I like listening to sad music, and I always love listening to music I can relate to. I think we all like that. If I can find enjoyment in a non-Christian band’s music, then so be it, I’m going to listen to their songs.
I listen to a lot of music. Often, Christians insult me and condemn me for the music I listen to, movies I watch, books I read, and pictures I draw. “Hey, the Misfits isn’t a Christian band, you’re a Christian, you’re supposed to be listening to Christian music and living the American Christian life blah blah.” I get condemned by Christian almost as much as an atheist does. I think that’s a big problem. I have a big problem with Christians. Christians call the musicians that I like and listen to “Idiots, Jackasses, and Pagans,” so yeah, I have a big problem with Christians and they make me angry. I don’t think Christ would ever call anyone in Against All Authority an idiot, nor do I believe he’d call Harley Poe or The Homeless Gospel Choir a bunch of “jackasses.” Jesus Christ loved everyone and treated them selflessly, I like Jesus, and I think he is the coolest guy to ever have walked the earth. I often wonder if many of the Christians I know are even serving the same God that I am. If they were, they wouldn’t be condemning me so freakin’ much. There are a lot of Christians who turn away from the church because of the “Christians” within it. And honestly, I do not blame them.
You know, I started out and intended this post to be about one thing, but it came out as something drastically different. But nonetheless, this is from my heart.
Any person who reads this and is not a believer in Christ, first of all, I thank you for bearing with me enough to read my angry rant, and second of all, I’m sorry for the Christians you’ve encountered in your life that were total douches. Jesus was nothing like them, and those Christians probably don’t even know what they are doing.
I see everyone talking about vests on Tumblr. I figured it was about time to show a few snapshots of mine.
Pestilent Existence by Against All Authority.
Often times I really can’t disagree with this line, haha.