Saturday, June 16, 2007

Poland Banning Bands

Blabbermouth recently posted an article telling about a situation where a committee in Poland will ban bands from performing, based on Satanism, promotion of murder, and sacrificing animals. Of the artists mentioned a possibly being banned were Behemoth, Kat and Marilyn Manson. Marilyn Manson has claimed to be a Satanist, but I don’t think he mentions any of that in his music.

I think many of us are familiar with what the PMRC did in the 80's, and what they got away with. The PMRC got those “Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics” placed onto albums, and to this day, there are still record stores that don’t carry albums with that label. Not only that, but the PMRC was looking to outright ban certain albums and artists.

I think we all know how this can be abused. While the rules state “Promoting Satanism, or promoting murder and animal sacrifice”, just about any artist this group doesn’t like could be banned. What is promoting murder by the way? Will a pop diva singing about the woes of a friend who was murdered be deemed as “promoting murder”?

The religious aspect is the worst reason to ban something. If this was not about promoting Christian values, then Satanism wouldn’t come up at all. Any Christian group can come out and claim that Satanism is about doing whatever, be it promoting murder, or animal sacrifice, or any stereotype they can think of without backing it up with actual proof. So whats the problem with Satanism? How about the fact that it’s not Christian. Be prepared to have anything not promoting Christian values banned. If an artist declares themselves to be an atheist, or Jewish, or says they have nothing against homosexuals, just watch this group ban that artist from playing

Satanism would not exist without Catholicism, plain and simple. Satanism has risen and become more popular because Christians are too powerful, and too many of them abuse their power to push their religious beliefs on others.

Say goodbye to freedom.

2 Comments:

Blogger dschalek said...

Nice to know that asshole Christians aren't just concentrated in the United States.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Extreme Music said...

It's a bit more widespread than some think, as I live in Canada and we've had some minor problems approaching major with religion.

Poland isn't the only country, I believe it was England where a teenager had to remove the famous Cradle Of Filth shirt "Jesus Is A Cunt" for religious offenses (maybe even charged? I don't fully remember).

3:45 PM  

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