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James Hetfield interview on christian science

When I was in Wellington recently, I came across this building with the following across the front, ‘Christian Science Church’.

I thought about how that could possibly be since in my mind, Christianity and science contradict one another!

I’m glad I got shown the following video interview. In it, James Hetfield from Metallica explains how his family brought him up as a christian scientist.

‘The God That Failed’ from Metallica’s Black Album is all about his childhood experience with christian science and the difficulties that went with it.

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5 Comments

  1. Brad

    Just FYI. Christianity and science don’t HAVE to contradict one another. It is very possible to believe in both. I know that there are fundie whacko’s and rednecks out there who would have you believe otherwise but many Christians believe in evolution – hell it’s even accepted by the Catholic Church. And although there are fewer scientists who also believe in God, they do exist – such as Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project…

    http://articles.cnn.com/2007-04-03/us/collins.commentary_1_god-dna-revelation?_s=PM:US

  2. Brad

    But you are correct in that Christian Science has absolutely nothing to do with science.

  3. M.M.

    Great interview!
    Wish there was more..
    I also grew up in Christian Science and it is completely alienating.
    You feel like a freak while doing your best to be loyal and trying to understand it’s crazy-making doctrine.
    Thanks, James Hetfield for sharing…

  4. Greg

    I am actually a Metallica Fan and was raised in Christian Science. I do agree that as a child it is hard to feel different than the rest of your peers, but now as an adult I am so grateful I was raised in christian science. It has helped me in so many ways in my life, including how to effectively pray about things.

    P.S.

    I like St. Anger album…

  5. Alex

    I was just now listening to the Black Album, remembering it from the old days. I loved Metallica growing up, and was raised in Christian Science too. I am so very glad that I was raised knowing about Christian Science. Learning about it has made my life so awesome and strong.