In amongst all countless wonderful and heartwarming messages, there have been mutterings of discontent. Some religious folk have thrown caution to the wind and thrown us on the religion naughty step along with Behemoth, Marduk and Mayhem. To that I say “Woah there!” (that’s English for ‘stop a horse’). I’m a bit shit with words but I’m going to try and find a succinct way of expressing exactly what ‘Broken Cross’ is all about, because despite what some may think, there’s a bit more to it than ‘religion is rubbish’.
In fact, you know what? That’s not it at all! No! To say ‘Religion is rubbish’ or ‘God is bad’ would be rather reductive, wouldn’t it? Lets face it, religion is an unimaginably multifaceted beast, there’s plenty of good guys and bad guys, just as there is in everything from government to the English Premier League.
It’s only some of those facets that are the target of our vitriol on Broken Cross. I suppose they could all come under the umbrella of ‘Fundamentalism’. So, if you were offended by the song, please ask yourself “Am I a fundamentalist?”. I can be pretty sure that there are ZERO religious fundamentalists that listen to Architects, if there are, then fair enough, this song is about you. Be offended, I promise you won’t be as offended by my beliefs, as I am of yours.