I have recently stumbled across a Face-Book page titled "Christians Against Slipknot". As a fan of Slipknot I decided to investigate. Just from the looks of the page I felt my troll alarm go off with "Christians Against Reading" in their likes. But assuming it might have been a mistake of some epic proportions I tried to ask a couple questions for this site.Here's the message I got in return.
I am not Buddhist. You do only live once. Even though in my case it's forever. Yolo has been used by young people to sleep around. To defile animals. To take drugs. Jesus was basically the Yolo creator as this isn't a rehearsal and your audience is God, even while you shower so behave. Pbwy David
Slightly offended I decided to contact the woman in their banner photo, Mrs. Hilary Jackson. This woman was actually very polite to my surprise and gladly said she would. Her story on how she found metal music to be "satanic" was very fishie due to how extreme it was and how it was sorta grouping all metal fans into one heap. Causing a very stereotypical view.
When I asked about people thinking the page was made by trolls she replied "As I have said, it seems to me that people simply cannot accept the reality of our beliefs. They say 'this is not real', to make themselves feel better about the fact we think them Satanic." Seemingly a logical answer yet continuing on when I asked about her involvement with the page I got a rather mind boggling answer "My ex-husband made the page, when he was ill he made me the manager. Months later we started to get a divorce, and the Judge ruled that the page should belong to me. That is how I have come to own the page now. 8 - )" Now I'm not saying that's a lie, how kind she was to me makes me not want to type this at all but, I've never heard of divorce court dealing with Facebook pages. Unless of course she was talking about on their own they settled it. That too is very likely.
Simply wanting to be a little nosy I asked what else is satanic to her. Apparently Photoshop, Ask Jeeves, and Game of Thrones are. I was mostly curios about the Photoshop. Digging a little she went on to claim that "Photoshop was developed in the early 1990's by members of the band Iron Maiden." Ummm. . . Wrong. According to Wikipedia the creators -yes there was two of them- were the Thomas and John Knoll. Brothers. And defiantly not members of any heavy metal bands from the looks of it. Of course they may have been in their teens but when creating the Photoshop tool they defiantly were not. Now does this prove that this is a troll page? Well no, but it does prove very poor research skills and pure ignorance. Going on the Ask Jeeves; Now I have never heard of the thing before my conversation with her. But with simple Google and internet power I discovered it was part of ask.com. A website that has helped me many times. It's impossible to tell how much it's helped. Now maybe she finds the name sacrilegious but I really don't care at this point due to the mass about of failures in her argument.
Going on to Games of Thrones. I actually haven't watched the show. Simply isn't really my type of thing. Do I hate on it cause of that? No. Cause I respect other fandoms. Do unto others as you would like done to you. Biblical yes. Am I? No. Anyway I kinda understand this one. By talking to my friends who are large fans there is magic within the show. Any extreme Christian would be against magic. Understandably.
Judging by the mass about of fails in the conversation and the amount of little knowledge of what she claims to know a lot about I'm forced to say that both pages are trolls. I feel that that conclusion is much nicer than saying "these people are completely stupid" Which is my only other option. When I started wanting to be a writer I only wanted to spread things that where true. With that said I do a lot of research before publishing anything. The fact that these people go on "I heard" rather than "I did the research and discovered". We are in the information age. To be willingly ignorant today is unforgivable. Links to both the Facebook pages below.
Christians Against Slipknot
Mrs. Hilary Jackson
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