When one listens to the Insane Clown Posse, they are greeted with horror movie style story telling filled with violence, sex, drugs and vulgar words, so why do people claim that the ICP are a christian rock band?
I’ve been a juggalo for almost 20 years. In that time I’ve listened to their music, watched their movies, went to their wrestling shows and drank endless ammounts of faygo. I love the juggalo experience because for nearly 20 years, I’ve argued that unlike most bands they have a message. A great message, really, but this new notion that their message is christian bugs me. Here’s why:
The albums that the Insane Clown Posse have released, called Jokers Cards, all have a twisted, cynical message to them. The message is often that when you die you will pay for your sins. The sixth and final jokers card, called The Wraith, features a song where Violent J says “Truth is we follow GOD, we’ve always been behind Him. The carnival is God and may all juggalos find him! He’s out there!” Many people think this is a shout to the Judeo Christian deity that we, in english, call God. Another reference is the song Pass Me By on the album The Great Milenko, this song tells the story of the members of the band dying and going to heaven and how they will do what ever they have to so that Heaven does not Pass them By.
All through out the albums, the Insane Clown Posse talk of sins, heaven and hell. So they are, how ever covertly, a Christian Rock band, right?
The main point of Christianity is that all people are sinners and the only way into heaven is to worship Jesus Christ, the one and only son of God, and to not worship any others.
Clearly, the Insane Clown Posse, break this rule. Nowhere on any of their albums is a direct mention to the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, they teach their fans that works will get them into heaven and that they should worship a collective of carnival figures, which means they are polytheistic. This does not fall in line with Christianity at all.
So then why do they talk about Heaven, if they aren’t Christian? Well, it seems they take their spiritual beliefs very seriously and have done so since the begining. But the important thing to note is that Heaven exists in other religions than just Christianity. So why wear crosses? The side project that wears crosses is a bit of a mystery, unless you take into account that the group, called Dark Lotus, include imagery of several religions. The Lotus is a common symbol of Buddhism and Hinduism. They also reference the Dharma wheel, another popular symbol of Buddhism and Hinduism.