The Day Metallica Came to Church - Ufonic Interview - John Van Sloten

January 08, 2011

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March 06, 2017
One day I was listening to Creeping Death and I realized that it was from the Bible about the passover and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.
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February 21, 2017
I came into this video thinking this was gonna be another Metallica bashing video but I was pleasantly surprised´╗┐

Josh Graham (via YouTube)
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January 05, 2017
Beautiful. Thank you for honoring everyone.
Andrew Nowacki (via YouTube)
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July 23, 2016
Metallica aren't the only ones who have referred to the bible. AC/DC is another example, in fact at least half of their discography is filled with bible references. But AC/DC and Metallica are not alone. Skillet is another one.
Shawn Bailey (via YouTube)
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February 29, 2016
Metallica isn't satanic idiot. 95% of heavy metal music is not satanic. Most of the lyrics are written about life experiences, historical events, the negative effects of drug abuse, or a story is told. You really need to do your research. Why don't you chase after rap music? All it does is talk about drugs, money, sex, and cars. Metal gets a bad name for no reason, while it's one of the most intelligent and intellectual genres there is. Do some research.
Jeremy Miller (via YouTube)
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February 27, 2016
Another sad sad evidence that Metallica are not who they seem to be if this "pastor" promotes them - and gets promoted - the way he preached on this disgusting Satanic Bill Gates & Co scum Bono & U2. U2 is 2000% FAKE ! Every true Christian would see that which tells us who are NOT true Christians: This "pastor" and the lot.
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October 07, 2014
A true song writer writes of life and experience and way may happen or simply how a person feels because they maybe caught up within themselves at a bad point in their life.We all have cursed sinned and broke many commandments.
Singers express those feelings through that music for many reasons and one maybe to not go back to that same thing again.
And you can't judge a song by a few lines because it's a very big possibility that you are taking away the whole meaning and what the song truly means.
For instance, Creeping Death or Enter Sandman.
And anyone who judges the meaning of someone else's song is literally just wrong because the writer himself could be approaching from another angle.

Disciple of God (via YouTube)
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July 01, 2014
this is amazing. i adore this pastor
Alexis Corrente (via YouTube)
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June 27, 2014
It's so refreshing that this wasn't another person bashing Metallica (or rock/metal in general). Regardless of your opinion on Christianity, Metallica, or this pastor's motives, it's pretty awesome that he at least finds positives in two things that have, historically, been opposed to each other. Christians need to be more like this guy. Try to find God in everything rather than inserting Satan (I'm looking at you, WBC!). Kudos to this guy.
Chris Caccamise (via YouTube)
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June 26, 2014
yeah...keep going, tell us about my friend of misery, where JAmes clearly attacks preachers for being hypocritically-egoistically full of shit,and who lift themselves up by feeling more holier than thou, or about the God that failed, or about the young boy in Unforgiven, did I not "include everyooooooone-AH!"? Please.... maybe in a few decades Metallica will get softer and get into christian rock....but not now.
kvlo1986 (via YouTube)
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June 12, 2014
Can you preach on Gorgoroth? Im nearly 100% sure you will find great stuff for them.
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June 08, 2014
It's true God's judgment against Egypt was fierce but then the murder of the Hebrew babies was a horrible crime. God did give people a way out. Put blood on your door posts and lentil. The Pharaoh never gave the baby Hebrews a way out.
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June 01, 2014
Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope in this, our darkest hour (post 9-11).
Thanks for the help back in the day. Don't recall what was emailed back in reply, but God bless you and good luck on your own journey.
I was on the road to Damascus for 20 years or more it seemed. Tough to be truly re-born when you have amnesia.

Derek Rimmer
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May 14, 2014
Those that dont understand that the Catholic Church was a government created entity and is by no means CHRISTIAN, and fail to see that religion is man-made, will never open their eyes and ears enough
Dave Suchy (via YouTube)
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April 24, 2014
Preaching a Gospel of forgiveness is like preaching a Gospel of tolerance. Christ forgave and I am not denying that whatsoever. Only God (who everyone now hates because He is viewed as casual or a bad-tempered being in everyones eyes) HE can only offer forgiveness of sins through belief in His Son Jesus Chris who is perfect. And that is through Jesus Christ's resurrection on the the cross; Him being raised from the dead by HIs Father God and He conquered death as a perfect man and God, while He was on this earth with God raising Him to glory. My Jesus suffered more than I could ever do for any specific reason I wanted to do. He did it for all of us without complaining and love for us dirty filthy sinners. (I mean this to make a point my Lord) , but this powerful spirit of God, being Jesus Christ will soon come back laying to waste the people that spit in His face at the time of His death. When He comes back soon He comes a conquerer. He will be the opposite (weakling) that you say He was during the Bible. He will make you tremble on your knees. Trust Me children of this world; Christ Loves you but you have turned your back on Him. (Yeah, Im a nut job as you say and am proud of it). Just give it a few years. He is coming.

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February 05, 2014
yeah, but you see why james kinda wrote those songs. He doesnt believe, and thinks its stupid
totte bonzo (via YouTube)
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February 04, 2014
Song lyrics dont mean much... Tom Araya of Slayer is catholic haha
aninican2 (via YouTube)
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August 08, 2013
Thats funny you mentioned Slayer when they came to Lubbock,Tx when they came
with slipknot Tom Araya was in mass that saturday ^_^

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August 06, 2013
Hahahaha what?? God didnt create the bad in the world, Satan did. You can't
go through your life thinking that absolutely everything that ever happens,
good or bad, is God's will. that is completely ridiculous.

CatholicFranciscan95 (via YouTube)
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July 28, 2013
God Bless Metallica
ChromeDoesMC (via YouTube)
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July 09, 2013
love it how metallica write songs like the god that failed and lepper mesiah
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May 25, 2013
i can answer. Simple. There was nothing. God creates every thing. So this
means god creates all good. Inversely, god creates bad, as there was nothing
before God created all that there is. That is if you fall for that biblical
mumbo jumbo.

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April 25, 2013
satan was created by God,but he created him as an angel and then lucifer started to be bad,and shit and then he wanted to be God then God said:NO! GO TO HELL! and then he went to hell
JUREX3000 (via YouTube)
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March 19, 2013
Hey who created God?

Brian McGee (via YouTube)
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March 18, 2013
Satan created all the bad in the world right? Who created Satan?
ThinTheHerd78 (via YouTube)
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February 15, 2013
Well since THE god created the world and everything in it you can think of etc... Has a complete power and control over everything, he or she must have something to do with bad too?? Are you trying to tell me your god ( I don't have one ) was somewhat bored, decided to create the life icluding humans and make them responsible for the actions they take, expecting them to believe his existence giving them no evidence other then fairytales.. and burn them in hell for not believing.what a psycho
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February 07, 2013
as sad as it sounds when you die you disappeared otherwise you would remember where you came from.
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January 14, 2013
I don't know which religion you are talking about that believes child abuse to be acceptable. Adolf Hitler was religious as was Jim Jones and Manson. If my brother commits a heinous act, such as child molestation, does that mean that my entire family guilty of child molestation ( theoretically speaking)? No. The bible says that the father is not responsible for the sins of his children and visa versa. Each perso is an individual and part of a group but the group is not responsible fo the individ

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December 15, 2012
God didn't create bad, bad is the absence of good
Frank McGhee
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December 13, 2012
i love how he's saying god hates all the bad of the world and what not. i love it cause its hillarious that the dude doesnt admit god CREATED all the bad of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gods plan people, gods plan.
Jennifer Yager
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December 01, 2012
The power of free speech thankfully recognizes ones right to express themselves, good, bad or otherwise.
Some people believe e.g. child abuse is acceptable, should I respect their beliefs?
Religion is despicable.

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November 25, 2012
Nice step forward into the 20th century for this church. Too bad that it
comes during a time when I am embracing post-theism.

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October 19, 2012
This preacher has watered down the truth to the point that an evil world view come equal to the truth.
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October 16, 2012
If he could preach a sermon on Metallica, imagine what he could do with Megadeth!
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August 31, 2012
Wikipedia says,
"The Judas Kiss" is thought to be referring to The Bible, where Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus by kissing him.
However to me the song is a little more like the Judas in each of us as we ignore Jesus and do things that are wrong or even denying that we have a savior.

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August 30, 2012
so explain to me the song "the judas kiss" from the album death magnetic

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August 06, 2012
Today was the day NASA landed a giant rover the size of a dune buggy on Mars. What would the Romans or Greek say about humans that put machines on the God of war?
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May 30, 2012
God Bless Metallica
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October 24, 2011
As an atheist I roll my eyes at the "god"-stuff, but as a Metallica-fan of this great magnitude, I love this. :)
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October 11, 2011
Obviously this guy was asked to be don't say it is propaganda.
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October 02, 2011
I am a Christian and I listen to metal music. I see no contradiction. Actually I prefer Black Sabbath.
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June 16, 2011
I still think religion is a silly thing. I believe in God, but i wish that I didn't
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June 09, 2011
We thought they were going to sue us.. LOL!
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June 03, 2011
Church must now resort to recruiting metal heads?
Is this a new low?
Since they cannot get anybody else?

i believe in god and pray at occasion but do not address him as any particular name..
Do i need to?
Does he hide in a building?

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May 27, 2011
this is ridiculous
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April 06, 2011
its ok i to be nonreligious. But do your research before you start putting christians in a catergory of ignorant a##holes filled with hate. Yes I am proud to believe in god. I think some parts of the system are corrupt, yes. That's why I don't go to church a lot. But people think just because religion is corrupt, god must be. Damn people piss me off.

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March 25, 2011
I already had so much respect for the guys of Metallica.... that respect just tripled in size. I always knew there was a much deeper meaning to each song than what it implies literally, but this is finally some proof to confirm my beliefs 100%. I love you guys, Lars, James, Kirk and Rob/Jason/Cliff... you guys are all truely amazing in your own ways. \m/
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March 02, 2011
I'm not a huge religious person, but i think its cool that this pastor is giving props to Metallica. What separates him from the rest is that he researched Metallica. He also researched on Dave Mustaine!! I wonder what he thinks of "The God That Failed"
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February 25, 2011
God is scam. As well as Politics. Religion is nothin more than Politics!
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February 19, 2011
god is fake metallica is real

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February 13, 2011
thank you jesus this is the best thing i've heard all month thank you lord the truth came out
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January 13, 2011
I agree that Metallica makes a connection to me, and most likely loads of metallica fans. And I'll agree that Metallica mention religion in thier lyrics (not always intentionally though) and of course giver James' background, it's going to be an influence. however, I don't think metallica are preachers or trying to spread the word of the bible really. People connect with Nothing Else Matters, but I doubt they cry out to God during that song...
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January 12, 2011
Implying that he and his wife were on the floor. First off, lucky guy because I was at that concert and those tickets were very expensive. Second off, did he not notice the people throwing and shoving each other around in the pit? He says he was right by the stage he would have been hit. Thirdly when that song came on if I were to ask people after the show if they were crying out to god during that song I guarantee 99 outta 100 would've said get the **** outta here.

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January 12, 2011
Another preacher only hearing what he wants to hear. He clearly doesn't understand Metallica and wants to exploit their words to somehow reinforce the bible. "He made this, he made that" He made everything so it's still his fault we have sin so stop blaming everybody for how dangerous your god made reality. He made black widows and jelly fish so congrats? I'm really curious how his sermon of Deicide or Bad Religion would go.
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January 08, 2011
metallica is one of my favorite bands and I have to say thank you to you as a church yours one church that respects and understands metal music and doesnt just hate on people for it because its the "devils work". Im glad to hear metallica went to church and im def gonna get that book.

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