Call me a heretic but most of the time I much prefer everyday music to Christian music, particularly when it can be just as effective in opening up spiritual conversations, if you’re open to it. Have a listen to this song by Metallica, Judas Kiss.

Metallica has been one of my favourite bands since the mid 80s. This song, Judas Kiss, is prompting comments like this on fan sites:

One fan: The song is most likely about being betrayed. And how jesus knew that inevitabley he would be betrayed by Judas, whether Judas knew yet or not. It also seems that in some places the story is told from the betrayers point of view and how Judas felt after he sold Jesus out and killed himself as repent. This is a great song and is one of the best on the album. Death Magnetic is a classic, the best thing Metallica’s made as a whole since Master of Puppets.

Another fan: I don’t think its talking all about one thing. I think he’s mainly talking about the evil in all of us.

Yet another fan: So it’s about someone (everyone?) who has or will give up and turn their back on the world will be tempted to betray everyone and everything. And it’s more likely to happen than you think.

So, not only has it got people wondering about Jesus, it’s got them wondering about the sin in us all. It may not be to your taste, but is the Spirit to be found here you think?

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