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AP.net Interview: The Color Morale

Posted by: Jake Denning (03/08/13)
You can read our interview with The Color Morale here. The band's upcoming album, Know Hope was #1 on this year's Most Anticipated Readers Chart. The band will also be part of this years Rise Records tour in April.
Basically, I grew up in a "box"...I grew up as a Christian. And it wasn't until I went out into the real world and saw the gimmick and the manipulation and a lot of things behind Christianity and religion in general. I guess going out into the real world and seeing what would be coined as awful. Sometimes you need to go places to understand what they're all about, and it's so easy to stay inside of a comfort box and keep yourself safe; when you're out in the real world and you're seeing how God and religion are being used against people or to sell a product or to manipulate a thought process or to force someone else into having a purpose and to use a crutch.
    
 
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04:44 AM on 03/08/13
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now i might have to check them out again. but the last time i heard them, they were just generic early 2000s metalcore. is there actually some substance here?
06:54 AM on 03/08/13
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Disappointing to see yet another frontman lose his faith.
07:38 AM on 03/08/13
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Disappointing to see yet another frontman lose his faith.
Well, God isn't a requirement to live a happy life. Why do you care?
08:32 AM on 03/08/13
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Well, God isn't a requirement to live a happy life. Why do you care?
Because it's easier to relate to someone, artistically speaking, if their beliefs align with yours. Music means more usually, you understand the hidden angles (Norma Jean: Meridional, Thrice: Vheissu, Underoath, Define The Great Line) and where they're coming from. There's comfort in that for some people. It's like losing a brother in some ways when you both share the same faith, yet one splits a ways down the road.
08:59 AM on 03/08/13
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Disappointing to see yet another frontman lose his faith.
It's disappointing but a lot of people can relate to that. Think of Chris Roetter right now and what he's doing in Like Moths To Flames. I don't know what happened to Garrett. He said in the interview that, "wasn't until I went out into the real world and saw the gimmick and the manipulation and a lot of things behind Christianity and religion in general." I hope I'm not misinterpreting what he's saying, and I certainly hope I am not misrepresenting what he's saying, but a lotttttt of people feel this way. They see the negatives of Christianity because the people with the loudest voices in Christianity are the ones who don't understand other ways of life, they are stuck in a box. Christians all have the same morals, but different ways of getting there. It's too easy as a Christian to see an alcoholic and think to yourself, "well I'm better than him, he's going to hell, he's not "saved", he's struggling". Versus, "I need to invest in that person, I need to offer the truth to that person, I need to really try and make a difference in his life- not a point- but a difference". I think everyone here can count on two hands how many times they have seen Christians attempt to convert non-believers through a message of hate. In actuality we're (Christians) are to invite people to experience God personally. Why in the hell would someone want to believe in a God when the only product they are seeing of that God is a hateful, judgmental person? The real disappointment is that today's common Christian can't begin to describe what they believe other than saying something along the lines of, "The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it." That's such a joke.
09:06 AM on 03/08/13
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Because it's easier to relate to someone, artistically speaking, if their beliefs align with yours. Music means more usually, you understand the hidden angles (Norma Jean: Meridional, Thrice: Vheissu, Underoath, Define The Great Line) and where they're coming from. There's comfort in that for some people. It's like losing a brother in some ways when you both share the same faith, yet one splits a ways down the road.
I totally hear you man. I'm with you on this
09:17 AM on 03/08/13
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I totally hear you man. I'm with you on this
this. What has this guy done in 'the real world'?

also, my guess is the color morale only relates to metalcore kids at the mall lol.
09:23 AM on 03/08/13
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Disappointing to see yet another frontman lose his faith.

Some people grow up and cling to their faith, others don't. Nothing to be disappointed about...that's life.
09:27 AM on 03/08/13
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Well, God isn't a requirement to live a happy life. Why do you care?
Well, he IS the alpha and the omega. Therefor he is God. and god reaaaallly cares what people feel about his only son.
09:46 AM on 03/08/13
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Disappointing to see yet another human being take an introspective look at their beliefs and make an informed and honest decision.

Fixed it for ya bud.
09:49 AM on 03/08/13
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Knowing he has had a breakdown with religion makes me look forward to this record even more. I went through the same thing about a year ago so it'll be nice to connect in that sense. It's just life. It happens.
10:10 AM on 03/08/13
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It's disappointing but a lot of people can relate to that. Think of Chris Roetter right now and what he's doing in Like Moths To Flames. I don't know what happened to Garrett. He said in the interview that, "wasn't until I went out into the real world and saw the gimmick and the manipulation and a lot of things behind Christianity and religion in general." I hope I'm not misinterpreting what he's saying, and I certainly hope I am not misrepresenting what he's saying, but a lotttttt of people feel this way. They see the negatives of Christianity because the people with the loudest voices in Christianity are the ones who don't understand other ways of life, they are stuck in a box. Christians all have the same morals, but different ways of getting there. It's too easy as a Christian to see an alcoholic and think to yourself, "well I'm better than him, he's going to hell, he's not "saved", he's struggling". Versus, "I need to invest in that person, I need to offer the truth to that person, I need to really try and make a difference in his life- not a point- but a difference". I think everyone here can count on two hands how many times they have seen Christians attempt to convert non-believers through a message of hate. In actuality we're (Christians) are to invite people to experience God personally. Why in the hell would someone want to believe in a God when the only product they are seeing of that God is a hateful, judgmental person? The real disappointment is that today's common Christian can't begin to describe what they believe other than saying something along the lines of, "The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it." That's such a joke.
couldn't have said this any better.
10:11 AM on 03/08/13
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ITT: People who don't understand that faith will obviously be more important to the religious than to the irreligious.
11:37 AM on 03/08/13
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Well, God isn't a requirement to live a happy life. Why do you care?

To add to what The Mysterious said, it's like if you followed a politician or president or whatever and they had built your support/interest by being really for issues that you believed in and then one day was like "Eh, fuck it. Just joking." I'm not saying the new TCM CD won't be great still and I listen to loads of secular/atheist/agnostic bands but I think it's 100% understandable if someone were to have an issue with him losing his faith.

And yes "God isn't a requirement for a happy life." but it is disheartening to see more and more people give it up. I try to respect everyone's unique beliefs but when it comes down to it, I see atheism as a way of life that sees there is no hope. ("Know Hope"? -_-) Like the religious/spiritual are the ones who are hopeful/positive and the atheists are often cynical.
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