Part of the reason ex-Of Mice & Men singer Austin Carlile left the band was because he felt like his religious beliefs were being suppressed by the rest of the band. Now in a new Twitter rant from Carlile, he says he loses followers every time he talks about God, to which I think the adult response here is – fuck 'em if they want to bail.
I'm not saying I'm even a touch religious, but if God is what Carlile is passionate about, then he should absolutely talk about God! Tons of metal bands talk about Satan constantly, and there are bands whose whole schtick is weed, so why not an artist about God? Not to mention there are some seriously killer Christian metal bands out there too, namely Extol, Believer, and Demon Hunter.
"It may not be “cool” to believe, it may not be popular, but the GOD of the entire universe loves you. Realizing this changed my entire life. I LOSE followers any time I speak about God or His son Jesus, ppl don’t wanna hear it. What I GAIN from knowing Him though… irreplaceable. & that’s ALL I want to share w anyone who’s willing to read, because there IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT. We ALL will die one day…. then what?
I turned my back on Christ @ 17 when He took my Mom. Literally ran out of hospital, threw head & middle fingers in air screaming “F*CK YOU!” The next 24 hours I tried drugs, drinking, & sex for the first time. In the next week almost went to juvenile correction for breaking &… … entering, grand theft auto, aggravated AND felonious assault… Followed by 10 years of alcoholism, drug use, loads of promiscuous sex & literally running away from God/doing all I could to separate myself from Him. My story is radical, but so is His LOVE, MERCY & FORGIVENESS.
The bible says WHOSOEVER believes/follows shall have everlasting life. WHOSOEVER meaning whoever, anyone, everyone. As you ARE & not having to change to come before Him. HE changes you. A matter of the heart (filling that missing space) & the heart is what He heals & restores x If God can change/save Saul who literally KILLED Christians for $$$, (later named PAUL & wrote chapter in Bible) He can change YOU & I ❤?"
Plus it seems like Carlile is helped by his faith, and he's not using it to justify hate either. So who cares?
Red, yellow, black, brown, white, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, Gay, Straight, Trans, ALL are welcome at my table ❤🌮🍕🍖🍔🍣🍗🍦🍰🍩
— Austin Carlile (@austincarlile) January 30, 2017