Scott Stapp, singer of popular rock band, Creed
Ongoing research into the music group, Creed. Long-time fan reveals to me about the theme you (KL) raised. After reading this, can you still tell me that you believe he actually made a claim at being Christ? :
The band members have all claimed to have turned their backs on organized religion as well. In an interview once, Stapp said “If you really sit down and read the Bible, you’ll see that they don’t paint God out to be a nice guy. ‘Love me and worship me and then you’ll be saved.’ That’s not how I choose to believe in God at all.” and “We have never beena Christian rock band. If we were, VH1 would be the first ones to find out.” He also stated when asked if he and his son attended church, “My son will not go to church untill he is old enough to make that decision for himself.” Mark Tremonti has said, “I can’t believe that any God would ever damn all the Muslims to hell just because they don’t believe in Jesus.” and “the last thing I ever thought was that we’d be mistaken for a Christian band.” They have been dodging that label since the very begining of Creed.
Now, about Scott Stapp claiming to be Christ. Oh goodness… actually, I think that whole thing is rather humorous. No, he never once claimed to be Christ. the whole thing started at a show Creed was playing. At the end of one of their songs, Scott was thanking the crowd when he put his arms out in the air and looked up to the sky,catching his breath after a rather energetic show. Someone said it looked like a Christ-like pose and gave a bad review of the show, stating that Scott seemed egotisitcal as though he thought he was Christ. Shortly after, the “Higher” video came out. They made the video with a bunch of still shots, having just seen “The Matrix” and thinking the stop-animation was cool. They put that aspect in the video, and one of the still poses that they had Scott in was… alas, the pose with his arms up and he was floating in mid-air, a la The Matrix. SO there it was… the basis of the whole “Christ” talk began. Of course, the other band members were put in similar poses, and they were “flying” as the camera moved around them as well, but no one ever pays attention to them because they all feel it necessary to pay attention only to Scott, since he is the lead singer, I suppose. So no, Scott never once claimed to be Christ, and they, too, think it is pretty funny that that whole thing has come to this. I don’t think it would have really been a big deal if there hadn’t been that “Christian band” thing there to begin with.