Jan 27, 2006

(volume)

Interesting quotes from interesting people I thought I'd turn up the volume on...

"I went through a weird patch, starting when I was about sixteen to twenty-two, of getting God and religion and superstition and judgment all confused. I think a lot of our music comes out of that. I definately believe in God. How can you look at anything and not be overwhelmed by the miraculousness of it?" - Coldplay's Chris Martin

"Aspects of the entertainment industry not really related to music began to sidetrack me. For a while, I was headed down not such a good path. But God brought me out of that. He totally saved me." - Jonny Lang in the Lexington Herald-Leader

"I've tried everything in my life. I was baptized Lutheran and brought up as a Jehovah's Witness. My mom was Jewish. I experimented with black magic and witchcraft and read the satanic bible. But I became a Christian about three years ago and that's a positive thing." - Dave Mustaine from Megadeth in an interview with CanWest News

"They were wonderful people, the Cashes. The last time I saw Johnny we were at my house on my ranch in California. He and June were down. I was playing some songs for him for his new record he was working on with Rick Rubin. We had dinner. Before we started, June had us all hold hands and she said grace. Since then, whenever we have guests in the house we all hold hands and say grace." - Neil Young in The Tennessean

Boston Globe: "You were on the cover of a Christian magazine last year talking about being a God-fearing pop star, but I was on your website and found that you're selling Clay Aiken thongs for 10 bucks a pop. Where does that fit into being a good Christian pop star?"
Clay Aiken: "First of all, do you think that Christians don't wear underwear? Of course they do!"
- Clay Aiken in the Boston Globe


"As a Christian, I feel very shut out from a lot of contemporary Christianity. My understanding in what it means to be a Christian is to, in our own subjective way, recognize Christ as being God, and recognize our shortcomings and our failings, and try and live according to the teachings of Christ as best we can. And what I find so strange is I look at the behavior of so many Christians, and I don't see any aspect of the teachings of Christ represented there. But [I remember] the quote about taking the log our of your own eye before you can see the speck in someone else's eye, so I don't want to get in the position of judging other Christians. I fully admit that a lot of my actions and a lot of things that are still in my life are inconsistent with my beliefs as a Christian. I'm very secular." - Moby in Relevant

"If I refuse one of them I'd be like, 'Oh my God. What if that was Jesus?'" - Pam Anderson explaining why she gives money to homeless people

"Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's rebellion." - Alice Cooper The London Sunday Times

5 comments:

Jayleigh said...

First things first:

Thanks for your visit and comment today on my blog. You rock.

Also, thanks for these quotes. Pretty amazing.

Have a wonderful weekend and do come back to my blog. I'm bookmarking yours as I type this.

Melanie Morales said...

Alice Cooper came through our airport after a concert here a month or two ago. My husband is a supervisor for Homeland Security and Alice Cooper talked to everyone out there about his conversion, Christianity and how important it is to have God in your life. So - that quote was pretty interesting. My husband commented just how incredibly real and personal Alice Cooper is. History note: Hubby grew up Catholic - and a "metalhead." I think this is one of the most interesting experiences he has had since converting and changing music he listens to - Christian rock, etc. Encountering Alice Cooper rocked his world and encouraged him in his faith.

Angele said...

Awesome! I'm starting to notice things people say about God in the media too and it's quite interesting...love that comment about Alice Cooper.

Katie said...

thanks Tony, the Moby comment hit me most, that a person the "Christian community" (and I use that term in a very broad sense) would probably question is speaking of placing himself in a position of humility and not judging those who might judge him.

derek bethay said...

Moby is a better spokesman for Christianity than Pat Robertson!