@2cool. Well, thanks for setting me straight on who is good and who is evil. Actually, reading Aleister Crowley's books makes someone no more a satanist than reading Newt Gingrich's book makes one a conservative. Although, Crowley probably makes more sense. Sting has also read the Bible from cover-to-cover, but you don't mention that.
There are over 60 historical figures on the Sgt. Peppers cover yet you only mention Crowley. They also included Tom Mix. Does that make the Beatles cowboys? You mention the fab four were into "prostitutes, drugs and alcohol" in Germany so they must be Satanists. You should include in your self-righteous judgement of others hundreds of thousands Satanist US military over the years who were also into prostitutes, drugs and alcohol in Germany. The Beatles often sang about love, in the general sense, more so than any modern artist. In the last 10 years, many US country artists have recorded songs containing words of violence and hate but they're never seen as being evil, in fact, most are adored by people who consider themselves Christians. So who is more evil?
So just mentioning Crowley in a song makes Bowie a Satanist? He also mentions God in several songs, but you ignore that. How can you possibly know what's in the heart's of these people? Many artists used the satan thing to sell records and many still do. And just as many use the God thing to sell records. Christian heavy metal? Give me a break. There is a special place in hell for those people. The Church of Satan adopting 'Sympathy for the Devil,' as you claim, is on par with Ronald Reagan co-opting Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' during a campaign in the 80's. Both groups compeletely misunderstood the songs they adopted. Bruce was annoyed, Mick Jagger probably found it funny. Arnold killed 27 cops in 'Terminator,' a work of fiction but was lauded as a hero by the right wing. Ice-T recorded 'Cop Killer,' a work of fiction, but he was demonized by the right. So who is more evil?
Your post reminded me of the 'burn the witch!" scene from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." "How do you know she is a witch?" "She looks like one!!!" You make as much sense. Here's to hoping you haven't been turned into a newt.
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