Jen (chromodoris) wrote in ants_marching,
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Why Do They Sing About Jesus?

This may be a silly question, but I've always wondered: Why does DMB sometimes sing about Jesus and other Christian figures? Do they have some background in Christianity, or is it for no particular reason? I've been listening to The Christmas Song and it makes me think that they are a bit Christian, but then again in other songs (Bartender, Time Bomb, The Last Stop) I'm not so sure. Does anyone know if maybe DM or other members of the band grew up Christian or whatever?

PS: Where do you guys get your DMB icons? :)
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Dave is Quaker.
Well I believe Dave is agnostic or atheist; I listened to a long radio interview on Rhapsody music in which he proclaimed one or the other, can't recall which... but acknowledges the values and symbolism that a figure like Jesus Christ represents, and it makes for good storytelling and examples of morality, and the need for human redemption, etc. That is my take on it.

Most Dave icons that I have used in the past were personal requests in icon/graphic making communities.
Dave is/was Quaker. Actually listening to DMB helped me define my belief (and become Quaker). So that's cool. But anyway, I think Bartender is one of the most heavily spiritual songs I've ever heard. Feeling so bad about yourself and your life that you want to be strung up in the same tree in which Judas hung himself? Shit. That's pretty heavy.

/rambling

I only have 3 DMB icon and I made them both.
WHEN YOU SAY YOU HAVE 3 ICONS YOU CAN'T SAY "bOTH" BECUZ THAT IMPLIES 2 DUMMI
OMFG LOOSER WHO LET U IN HEAR?????????????

But really, I had typed "two" first and then I realized I had THREE and I forgot to change the 'both' GEEZ.

Anonymous

December 20 2009, 23:16:54 UTC 7 years ago

*looks left, looks right*
I steal icons! :) Its fun!
(but for example, I love didifoolya's icon but D posts all the time so i could never ever use it here... i have some ethics. ;D)