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Rez, which features a mother goddess type woman with serpentlike stringy hair standing on a Satanic circle on one of their albums; and
Glen Kaiser of The Rez Band says, " . . . We're musical John the Baptists . . . I think God's called us to be prophets . . ." Whose
prophets are they? In their song "Fiend or Foul" they sing for Satan IN THE FIRST PERSON:
Rez is not attempting to be a prophet of satan - they are portraying him as a murderer of unborn children. It is a very good pro-life message. If we use your logic, then the writers of the Bible are also prophets of satan, because they describe the slaughter of children in the time of Moses and the time of Jesus.
I did not reproduce the lyrics to "The Son of Jesus", because they are totally offensive and also totally irrelevant to the discussion of Rez band. Rez did not record the song.
As for "Somebody to Love" - I think this is an excellent candidate for a cover version, because it is a song exhorting the listener to find a lover, and could be easily adapted to become an exhortation to find the true source of Love. I will attempt to find both sets of lyrics and add them here in the near future.
Here again, the artists are temporarily, as least, protraying non-believers or satan to make a stand on a social / moral issue or to contrast life as a believer to that of a non-believer. Anybody who has seen the play "Heaven's Gates / Hell's Flames" knows what I am talking about. I remember a very nice Christian man at my former church who was very embarrased at being cast as satan!!! And I have seen people ostracized for no other reason than they portrayed Judas in Christmas pageants. SAD!!!! But the same exact thing is going on here - in the critic's essays.