To write-off Chuck's achievements because of his religion shows how you guys are elitist pricks. Youre no better than the fucking catholics that look funny at people that they think theyre better than.
and for that stupid fucker who said "how are we supposed to be treated equal, and seen as individuals" or whatever you said... Being an individual is completely different from equality. No matter what background you come from or intelligence you have, you should be given an equal opportunity to express yourself. Youd be surprised at who has decent ideas if youd stop closing off everyone you think is inferior to you. Equality in no way effects your individualism, it just gives you a chance to express it.
You guys also mentioned that he made "heavy metal with death metal vocals". Even if this is true, he never proclaimed himself any sort of death metal jesus. In his interviews he completely ignored subgenres. "Metal is metal". In my oppinion, he probably tried to keep himself distant from what developed into early death metal, a lot of which sounds exactly the same. He wrote what he wanted to, dont over analyze his subgenres, since he ignored them completely.
I percieve RIP as basically acknowledgment to what a person had acheived in their lifetime, rather than "rest in peace". Really, if it offends you that much, either respect the thoughts of the person saying it, make up your own perception, or shut the fuck up. Id probably prefer people saying things like "Thanks Chuck" though.
Have fun proving me wrong about everything I said, cause you clearly are the smartest people alive.