Insane Clown Posse Incites Spiritual Debate, Asks "Where's God?"

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We've all asked the question, believers or non-believers alike: "Where's God?" In times of personal trial, family strife, financial disaster, or just sailing the choppy seas of relationships, when we need some sort of supernatural solution or healing word, we ask where the Christian creator could be in such a time of havoc. 9/11, Columbine, cancer, you name it.

"Where's God?" we cry into the night, with tear-filled eyes.

Well, Insane Clown Posse wants to know too, and the noted poet laureates of America's unwashed underclass finally managed to wrap up all of your spiritual doubts and misgivings into "Where's God?" on their just-released The Mighty Death Pop!

The Detroit duo's nearly four-minute screed against a seemingly uninterested deity calls the man upstairs out for letting crib death happen while he's "pumping his iPod," among other things like the war in Iraq and drunk drivers.

(Some of you would also go as far to claim that the very existence of ICP is proof positive that no gods do in fact exist. Another blog for another day.)

They also allege that money that goes into collection plates on Sundays goes to buy dope. Heavy accusations.

"If He was up their chillin' letting this happen, He would be in need of a slapping," they intone. But at the end of the day, the Posse remind us that none of us are experts after all, and don't know how "shit works" so there lies an underlying message of Agnosticism.

"You don't own a gun? Man, you should plan to," says Violent J, describing boogiemen and criminals cavorting among polite society. Is the Clown down with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan? Maybe so.

This is very much a "Miracles" sequel aimed not at science, but at the flaws of theology. The fact that the Posse doesn't mention a non-Christian deity is telling too. They suggest switching gears on God in protest, and not believing in him to get his goat, so he will start making changes in the world he created.

A strike on religion? A novel idea. Most people could get behind this sentiment, rather than staring at a magnet in wonder and amazement for hours. Though each sounds fun.

Surely Buddha and the rest of those fellas some of us pray to are to blame for pain and misery in the world. There is no mention of any others in God's place. The fact that the duo only accepts the capital-G God is proof that they still believe in his existence, if only to damn him for standing idly by while children are "found duct-taped and raped" and "homeless families freeze on a stairs."

Meanwhile, I am still wondering what God would have on his iPod.



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donjuggalo
donjuggalo

One of my favorite tracks on the new album from ICP! The Mighty Death Pop is their best work since Hell's Pit IMO. That's the bigger message...all you idiots still hung up on the magnets thing. At least they're not rapping about how much money they have and how much coke they've sold, like most wack-ass rappers nowadays. Clown Love!!!

Lotus_Daddy17
Lotus_Daddy17

"There are no experts and thats what hurts." 

-Where's God?

 

I'm pretty sure they are, writing in the view of any human, being frustrated with what they can't explain. There is no perfect human. And it's only human to question and have doubts. And religion is garbage... ICP promotes spirituality... a relationship with the Supreme Being. There is but ONE God. Maybe chooses to show His face in different was to different people. And Miracles is just straight talking about the small details that God shows His face in, that we take for granted. We see less than 1% of electromagnetic spectrum, yet look at all the colors we're able to observe, which is really our brain's perception on how the light beams are bouncing off an object. How the fuck does that work? I understand what goes on... but how does my brain know how to do that? Why don't I see red as green, etc.? Because God knows what He's doing. Sometimes it's just hard to accept. CLOWN LOVE!

Jason Ison
Jason Ison

It's beards vs. goatees! Ready?! FIGHT! Seriously though, you can't ask how magnets work in one breath. And in the very next tell the man about to explain the principals of magnetism to you, to "fuck off cuz youz all liarz." My sympathy for your ignorance, changes to an opinion on your stupidity. The do talk like lol cats right?

CB123
CB123

"They suggest switching gears on God in protest, and not believing in him to get his goat, so he will start making changes in the world he created.

A strike on religion? A novel idea."

 

 

Actually, not novel at all. Read what Job's friends told him about abandoning the "God who wasn't there".

Read what the children of Israel did in protest towards God in their journey to the "promised land".

3 Books that I have found helpful in my own journey so far:

"Mere Christianity" CS Lewis

"Man's Search For Meaning" Viktor Frankl

"God's Undertaker, Has Science Buried God?" John C. Lomax

 

Bottom line, God doesn't "owe" us anything. He's already given us life and the opportunity for immortality. If we would humble ourselves we would "know" Him as much as can be ascertained in this flesh, but to some extent, in this flesh, we must be content with the fact that we will always "see through the glass darkly" as St. Paul put it, regardless.

 

Humility doesn't come easy to us humans though. We want what we want, when we want it, and if we can't get it we'll usually throw a fit, start a fight, or kill someone. If none of that works, we'll turn to sex/porn, drugs, booze, food, gambling, etc. to escape and self-medicate.

 

And maybe, after we've banged our head against the brick wall long enough (and assuming we haven't already died or become too hard-hearted) we might begin to acquiesce some of our will in humility to God, and thankfully it is at this point that "real" life begins. But humility is the catalyst, not pride.   

 

Viktor Frankl wasn't a Christian to my knowledge, nevertheless as a Jewish psychiatrist imprisoned in at least 6 different concentration camps by the Nazis during WWII, he does a masterful job, philosophically speaking, in putting into some kind of unique context how God may indeed see suffering.

Josh Webster
Josh Webster

You know what else does that, Ed? These crazy things called books. Try one, you might like it.

Kylejack
Kylejack topcommenter

"Truth is we follow GOD, we've always been behind him"

-Thy Unveiling

KennyK_NY
KennyK_NY

@LAWeeklyMusic insane clown posse are an absolute joke and no one cares about them.

Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan

they want you to figure shit out... they are just giving you shit to think about... you know use a lil bit more of your brain than the part that follows the crowd... OPEN YOUR MIND SHEEPLES

Daniel Burnaman
Daniel Burnaman

These guys try to be spiritual, but aren't talented enough to convey it without sounding like complete and utter tards.

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

So did they ever figure out the whole magnets thingy?

Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan

icp has allways been spritial, most just dont get the meaning of their music, most get stuck on the words spoken instead of the meaning behind them... (not all of their music, but most of their meanings)

nffcnnr
nffcnnr

So, they solved the mystery of magnets? RT @hprocksoff InsaneClownPosse Incites Spiritual Debate, Asks "Where's God?" http://t.co/NMJBKzG6

tevissylvester
tevissylvester

@KennyK_NY so you READ & COMMENT on an article about them? sounds like Kenny K is a closet Juggalo I bet everybody calls you Kenny 2 Fresh

TheOnlyMenace
TheOnlyMenace

@KennyK_NY @laweeklymusic they have 3 platinum records and 4 gold with no help from mainstream media. Are you sure no one cares about them?

IsaacBaranoff
IsaacBaranoff

@nffcnnr I don't think you understand how song lyrics work. That was a minor line in a song about how their kids see the world.

hprocksoff
hprocksoff

@nffcnnr And now they are questioning the very existence of God himself.

KennyK_NY
KennyK_NY

@tevissylvester I think this is a compliment. Thanks, appreciate it!

KennyK_NY
KennyK_NY

@TheOnlyMenace well generally some embellishment was used. I'm sick of them trying to instigate in order to gain popularity.

nffcnnr
nffcnnr

@IsaacBaranoff i also don't know how sock puppets work. Teach me?

nffcnnr
nffcnnr

.@hprocksoff Right. Probably because of what they learned about magnets. #ICP

IsaacBaranoff
IsaacBaranoff

@KennyK_NY Most of the people they mention in song lyrics they do not have issues with. It's part of their style of humor.

IsaacBaranoff
IsaacBaranoff

@KennyK_NY 3/ Eminem put ICP's name on a poster without their permission. He instigated that issue, not ICP.

IsaacBaranoff
IsaacBaranoff

@KennyK_NY 1/ They never instigated anything the Beastie Boys. 2/ Sharon Osbourne owed them money, and they had a problem with her, not Ozzy

KennyK_NY
KennyK_NY

@GinkNDirk as soon as I find out what trolling is I will try my best to quit it.

KennyK_NY
KennyK_NY

@TheOnlyMenace eh. They tried to instigate fights between eminem, ozzy and beastie boys outta nowhere. They did that to entertain?

TheOnlyMenace
TheOnlyMenace

@KennyK_NY I don't think it's any more complex than that.

TheOnlyMenace
TheOnlyMenace

@KennyK_NY instigate? It seems 2 me like they r 2 guys using ther imaginations, providing entertainment and fun for people.

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