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    Posted: March 08 2012 at 21:49
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by Epignosis


What does it actually mean to be made "in the image of God?"


Might mean nothing other than to have the conception of right and wrong.  
That's actually part of it.


I'm not sure I agree.

If this is true, then what is the meaning of eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil?

Please, answer (if you wish to) in the Christian Thread! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fairieswearboots Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2012 at 02:05
Religion is all metaphor, very good subject for prog whether its anti or not. Definitely not worth arguing about. 
A band that comes to mind is Black Hole an Italian progressive doom metal band from the 80's who have a fantastic evil and atmospheric album call land of mystery. It has been re-issued on vinyl and is available at many metal distros. 
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Religion is certainly ripe grounds for lyrics as it's a potent admixture of philosophy and psychology.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2012 at 09:46
Originally posted by Textbook

Religion is certainly ripe grounds for lyrics as it's a potent admixture of philosophy and psychology.
 
 
Nahhhh ... religion is a topic to show how well we do not agree on anything at all ... and how we all do not even know what it means in the end! Me included!
 
I'm sticking to the funny side of life and am going to watch "Leif of Bryan" again ... it's much more progressive and fun than this discussion here!
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

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The greatest story ever told? Tongue  With aliens, big noses, and sh*t.  And let's not forget some full frontal nudity.  Very important.

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Edited by Slartibartfast - March 12 2012 at 21:04
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Moshkito has a point, religion is also sometimes used as an excuse for an argument. But that is also good fodder for lyrics, how persuasive can you be as a lyricist?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2012 at 16:15
I haven't read the whole thread, honestly, so I may be saying something already said.

Fabrizio De Andre' - La Buona Novella and its revisitation from PFM: AD 2010 is a perfect example of a concept album against the catholic clerical view of the passion and it contains a prayer to Mary that's full of poetry....
RPI is full of this kind of things, because Vatican is there but La Buona Novella is surely the best in terms of lyrics.

Nobody mentioned Camel's Never Let Go...also that is a form of religion.

Not in a song but on the album's sleeve "In the Beginning Man created God..." it's on Aqualung



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Post Options Post Options   Quote dennismoore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2012 at 13:20
Originally posted by Textbook

I suppose you could call his Testify albums anti-religious in that they put me right off religion.
 
Amen brother!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dennismoore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2012 at 13:30
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

The greatest story ever told? Tongue  With aliens, big noses, and sh*t.  And let's not forget some full frontal nudity.  Very important.

 
full frontal nudity???
 
Slarti my lad:
 
I really am trying(in general) to be a more enlightned, progressive, agreeable person these days(given the truly dark times we now live in)... 
 
but... 
 
As a huge Monty Python & Life of Brian devotee, I must vehimently disagree with you about the full frontal nudity in Life of Brian.  Seeing that skinny little tart Judith full frontal was not entirely a bad thing, but the full frontal of Brain was indeed a life-scaring moment for me and not one I would want another man to endure.
 
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I love Rush, Tool, APC, Jethro Tull, Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson, Opeth.

I can't tell but sometimes Genesis seems to take a few attacks, like One for the Vine (blindly following). I argue that even Supper's Ready can be either religious or anti-religious. Also, Firth of Fifth?
 
They're on the archives and I consider them progressive but it seems they don't get any attention here, perhaps for being more "indie" than progressive but Circa Survive have an album called On Letting Go about letting go of Religion I think. Great lyrics on that one atheist or not.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Riuku Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2012 at 10:07
Also, VdGG and Peter Hammill, I love them Tongue 
 
Have they been mentioned yet? The Lie, enough said.
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Rush's album Clockwork Angels has just been retitled "Religion Sucks The Balls, The Big Hairy Balls, Is That Clear Enough For Everyone Now Epignosis."

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2012 at 00:11
^I read your post and got so scared that I actually went to rushisaband to make sure that it wasn't true.
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
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I can't believe they still haven't changed that domain name. It's so lame.
 
I would pay my own money to make it rushisaf**kingawesomebandyouheardme.com
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iamathousandapples Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2012 at 21:51
The Dear Hunter - No God
pretty much from sentence one. Although I guess one could debate whether that's an attack on religion or just a counterpoint to a commonly-believed criticism.

And that brings up a point that I just might be late to the party about, what necessarily constitutes a song to be anti-religious? Does it need to be a song specifically against religion in a to-the-letter definition, or can it also incorporate songs about not being religious and being thankful that they're not?


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Originally posted by Textbook

I can't believe they still haven't changed that domain name. It's so lame.
 
I would pay my own money to make it rushisaf**kingawesomebandyouheardme.com

It's supposed to refer to how, every time somebody mentions Rush, people think he's referring to Rush Limbaugh.  Apparently Ed (the site owner) wanted to inform everyone that Rush was a band, not a talk show host.
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote m2thek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2012 at 23:51
Aqualung was (I believe) self-described as pro-religion/anti-church which is certainly related
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They could go with rushisabandrushlimbaughisaninsufferablebagoffesteringexcrement.com
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2012 at 02:37
I think the band Atheist may have some slightly anti religious sentiment. 
"It's fine, luckily we're all English so no one will ask any questions. Thank you centuries of emotional repression."
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Before being called Atheist, they were called Raging Atheists Avowing A Gory End, RAVAGE. (Yes, that's true.)
 
There's also the Swedish prog-black-metal group, Apostasy.
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