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I can sort of (and sort of not) relate to this in that I wouldn't call myself a Christian but I also wouldn't deny being one either. Same goes for any other religion. Ultimately it comes down to a definition and only I really know if it fits me or not (despite what I or others might label me as). Perhaps a definition fits one minute and not the next. Besides that, there's an awful lot of crossover between various religions, philosophies and teachings so if you follow one do you not inadvertently fit in nicely with the others. It might be a good way to be. Something that flows beneath them all.
I used to think art tries to replicate reality. Now Iím thinking of it more as a particular viewpoint, of which there are many, and that reality itself can only exist in our human brains as a viewpoint or manifestation. Still very much undecided on this. The ACTUAL greater underlying process of reality can probably only be caught in glimpses throughout human life and eventually by all living creatures at the moment of death.
I don't see why someone couldn't create good music in an already thoroughly explored musical language or alternatively create a new language and music altogether (though nothing's altogether new you know). There is potential for just about anything in this world when you find it.
Mankind has the potential to become godlike or lower than how the worst humans perceive animals to be. Spiritual experiences (either philosophical or religious) are the great equalizer, as they show man reality. Show what an animal knows of it being love and fear. The rift between those states produces anxiety which then gives birth to creativity, and thus new ways for humanity to see reality.
If hate is so bad, how come it gives great results with (good) metal music? Maybe there's a noble hatred closer to love and determination instead of the corrupted ego driven hatred of mallcore.
Very good question. I am glad you present it.
I blame vocabulary. Like "love", hate is one of those words that is applied too liberally; this results in diluted meaning. In my experience, love and hate in their purest forms are not just two sides of a coin, but the same motivating principle. Sort of in the same way we feel satisfied after a good fuck or a good meal. It is an intense drive to get something done, that is all.
It is different from the sort of hatred we refer to in this thread, which is a level of anger so high that it is too difficult to check and renders a person incapable of using their planning centers. Irrational and usually destructive decisions are made then. Like someone else pointed out, this reaction stems from fearfulness.
But hatred that does not stem from fearfulness is something else entirely, and is probably what you mean when talking about the hatred that inspires metal music. Good observation.
'Hatred' in good metal is love and reverence for the natural order. This comes in the form of disgust for modern society. Look at the Ildjarn discography culminating in the release of Hardangervidda, which is seemingly the complete flipside of the coin but doesn't it make perfect sense?
This is one of the best trolls I've seen in a while. Man, thanks for the laugh.
lol its a troll account, check out his post history, they are all A/A+ trolls
Best trolls seldom realize they're even trolling!
« on: August 18, 2013, 02:45:23 AM »
We must all become spiritual-shmiritual, and love each other.
All privately-owned cars must be melted down and remanufactured into brightly-painted '67 VW Microbuses.
Mandatory daily candlelight vigils to keep us bonded.
Perhaps a mixture of traditionalist socialism and Buddhism?
I think itís difficult to apply some blanket generalization to Islam as it is full of splinter groups much in the way that Christianity is (though probably to a lesser extent). Itís also not a dead religion as Christianity largely is in the hearts and minds of the general population. Not sure about The Muslim World as such but I did live in Malaysia for a time and found the religion to have a fairly positive effect on the people (positive in terms of adherence to tradition, mental discipline, and a greater degree of interconnectedness within families etc). They also seemed very tolerant of large non-malay/non-muslim populations that had migrated there over time. Of course this isnít where the religion originates and it would have to exhibit some degree of assimilation into the traditional pre-Islamic beliefs and collective psyche of that population as a whole. Muslims defecting to the west are another kettle of fish altogether.