For example, my Bible teacher would ask the class, "Is there anyone in the room that’s Catholic? " If there was no response, she would talk about how wrong those other religions interpreted the Bible.So at an early age, Christians already started to appear to me as people who believed that their interpretation of God was the only one that was right. Then I started to learn about Revelations, and they pumped a lot of fear about the end of the world into us.
People were tossing money onto the stage and speaking in tongues. It may have been what inspired me to become a rock musician! Well, resistance always will be the first thing to fuel the fire when you're young. They would have these seminars in Christian school saying, "This is what you're not supposed to listen to." So I immediately went out and bought it.Rather than face life's confusing freedom and difficult choices, Manson says, people disown their humanity to become, as one of his album titles puts it, "mechanical animals." It is Manson's fascination with violence (which, he points out, we get in a constant stream from many sources) that raises hackles.And it must be said that his message isn't always clear.He had a television show, and he was sort of like Liberace mixed with Jerry Falwell--very glitzy, very high-tech. I think art is the only thing that’s spiritual in the world.He had a gold cathedral, one of the most decadent places I’d seen, until recently when I went to the Vatican-–that outdid it! So there’s no need to worry about going to hell, because hell will be on earth. A lot of people like to pass me off as a devil worshipper. I think that that’s coming in touch with God when I write a story, when I come up with a phrase or paint a picture, because that’s about creating. And I refuse to be forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God. There’s no one person that can own the copyright to what God means.