Speaking in an interview with Revolver Magazine, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell has talked about how the lyrics from the band's new album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here", deal with humanity's attitude towards religion. Specifically, Cantrell thinks that there is a contradiction in the basic messages of faiths and how they are applied.
"What's the old joke?" Cantrell said. "There are two things you never want to get into a conversation or argument about: politics and religion. But f--k, I guess we're going to be talking about this for awhile. [laughs]"
"Read a f--king paper. What I've seen is the most basic message to most faith systems is in contradiction with how it gets applied. The human element seems to f--k it up. It seems to f--k up the basic truths of acceptance, loving your brother, helping each other out, not trying to kill each other or steal each other's s--t. Those are all pretty good ideas. And most of your major religions have those things as basic tenets of the belief system. It always amazes me that some of the most hateful and hurtful things are done in the name of some sort of belief system."
The album will be released on May 14th.