I found it rather entertaining this week to read that two former members of the nu-metal band KoRn have become ‘born-again’ Christians. Of course it’s good news to hear of any one coming to faith but there is something special about a celebrity coming to faith because it raises the profile of God’s saving Grace in a World thats becoming more and more dismissive of it. Some how with these guys from KoRn it’s even more special because, let’s be honest, KoRn’s image as a band over the years has been rather Occultish.
I read about the story of their bassist, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, becoming a Christian on this metal news site. The comments that follow the story by website members are both shoking and disturbing. Here are some of them:
- I wanna hear about finding satan! Isn’t this a metal web site? Korn sucks monkey balls. That last album was sooooo bad. One listen and it was a beer coaster.
- Why do these guys always need to “find God” to get their acts together??? Because they’re too stupid to figure out that it’s up to themselves? Nobody is responsible for you, but yourself.
- What is with these dorks? My Dad passed away, yea it was hard, but there is no way in hell I will ever quit drinking, curl up in a ball and become a born again christian. you need answers or reasons to why your father died? well it sure as hell ain’t christianity, they’ll just give you a bunch of excuses, “god works in mysterious ways” “it was just his time”, “god wanted him”.. blah blah blah…all bullshit. Pagan for life. organized religion is for the weak minded.
Hmmm, let’s just hope and pray that God will use KoRn’s ‘born again’ members to shine some light and let the whole World see.