I suspected Christianity had gained a foothold around here. Due to the change in leadership this place has really changed over the years. Whatever happened to the days of the metal FAQ which had tips for smoking weed? Now most people are against that. Christianity is next. Soon after classical music will be the only acceptable music and metal will be degraded. The site will undergo a complete reaction formation, much like Adam Yahiye Gadahn.
Good. Stagnation sucks, and this site has always sought realism.
Realism can exist in Christianity. I am a Hindu, and always will be, but when a Christian dogma overlaps with mine, or I can inject transcendental idealism into it as Meister Eckhart did, I'm not going to feel bad about it. Spread the philosophy, not the label.
The grim fact is that conservatism, reverent spirituality and self-discipline trump smoking weed and being self-centered like all pop culture is... and most metalheads are. Christians are far more effective than a group of stoned, drunk, couch-sitting self-pleasers who won't organize to do anything in public service because it harshes their buzz or otherwise impedes their unfettered pathological pursuit of personal pleasure..
Did that ever occur to others? Notice how the functional people around here tend to be conservative and service-minded. The non-functional people are dedicated to themselves.
Like it or not, this site provides information about The Future to many younger members, and if its writers discover something is a foul lie, they shouldn't pass it on -- that would be disrespectful and vile.
If you were 35, and looked back and saw that of the pot-smokers you knew, one in ten turned out alright, versus eight in ten for non-smokers, would you keep telling younger people that weed is cool?
It still seems to support metal, and blasphemy, even as it supports transcendental idealism. Something tells me that whatever interpretation of Christianity it has is radically different from what most people expect...