I feel so sick reading Christians basically trying to say that they’re persecuted because a lot of the lyrics in metal tend to be anti-religion, like Otep’s lyrics and whatnot (not necessarily anti-God, but anti-RELIGION, two different things). Yes, because being like 80% of the country makes you such a persecuted minority, poor little you. If you’re not a fan of anti-religion songs, don’t listen to them, listen to Christian rock bands, there are a lot of those. But an artist is free to express distaste for a religion that condemns the most innocent things. Being anti-religion doesn’t equal being an atheist. A lot of people believe in a god but do not associate with a religion because of what it promotes. It’s alright if lyrics saying “even Jesus worships me” offends you to some extent, I understand, but don’t act like you’re being persecuted because of it. Living where I live, where people are always using religion to justify their hateful thoughts, it’s so liberating to see songs that speak out against the bullshit.