very cautious about this... i'd love a follow-up to Please Come Home, but hopefully the aggressive christian BS is left for the worship album and this ends up as something i can actually listen to.
Not to keep harping on this on every thread, and everyone can have their opinions, but you guys all realize that "Please Come Home" was pretty aggressively Christian in its lyrics right?
"I believe" pulls from various verses about believing in Jesus though you cant see him.
"Please Come Home" is the story of the Lost Son Jesus told about God's love.
"Consider the Ravens" Is referencing Elijah being fed by ravens and the Israelite being lead by fire
"Blanket of Ghost" References both Paul the apostle and Jesus's teaching in Matthew 26
So that's half the tracks on the album that are not even ambiguously Christian. Then you have song's like "Knew You Before" and "Blood and Wine" sharing obvious Christian themes of being lured by "evil" desires. "weary saints" is a more ambiguous track but it's laced with Christianity through and through. And "Pistol" is a good ole love song about his wife and Cat Stevens.
So my point is this. Hate on him because of his Christian beliefs, you have that right, no doubt. Disagree with him and his beliefs, you have that right. We all can have opinions. I just don't get where all these hardcore fan's of Thrice and his Solo work haven't seen that his lyrics have been devoutly Christian from pretty much the beginning of Thrice.
I just don't understand how this is a surprise for anyone. What did you guys think he was singing about?