Not Alice. Even some of his earlier songs were spiritual. He does act out the part of a sadistic maniac, but if you read the lyrics they have or imply that there are grave consequences to such behavior. He was criticized for blood and guts in his shows, not Satanism. BTW, he is a devout Christian, some of his earlier songs indicate that he had at least a glimmer of belief then.
Please see my post #28 in which the lyrics to his 1973 song I love the dead are reprinted for your edification. A link to all of his lyrics is in post #29.
That he is born again or a devout Christian today is irrelevant to what he was doing in the early '70's, which was the point of my original post on this topic. Actually my point was that the mainstreamer of this kind of dark sensibility in rock music is now the darling of the right. I still wonder how this would play over on the Religion forum.
Please tell what the "grave" (LOL) consequences that are implied I love the Dead? And before you try to give me the Christian interpretation of the song, remember the stage act that went along with it. Not something you'd be likely to see staged at a "contemporary Christian church service".
If Marilyn Manson came out in favor of GWB and the war in Iraq, would he(?) become favored as well?