Of Mice & Men Frontman Austin Carlile Finds God Seven Years After Quitting Attack Attack!
Of Mice & Men won me over a couple of months ago when they premiered their new album for a fan with terminal cancer, so I have nothing against the band or its frontman Austin Carlile personally.
But Carlile recently posted the following picture to his Instagram, announcing that he’s been baptized and has found God:
This past Sunday I was finally baptized, after taking 28 years to realize God’s work playing out in my life and that I had to get out of the middle of the road and fully follow Him. Trying to do things my own way completely left me stranded. Relying on my own perserverence and strength was not enough. His grace has been overwhelming, and with every obstacle I’ve faced I’m proud to say my hope through HIM is what has pushed me to continue on, and to keep fighting. Through His grace I AM enough, and hope my life and fight can reflect just that to others. “The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I have come that you may have life and life more abundantly.” John 10:10
Which, hey, good for Austin. If that’s where his peace and happiness lies, then more power to him.
But wait, Austin Carlile was a founding member of Attack Attack!, who were known for their love of Christ and their distaste for sentences that make sense. I always sort of assumed every member of that band was the kind of fundamentalist Christian who needed God as a set of blinders to keep them from seeing how awful their crab-walking ways were. Good to know that this wasn’t the case with everyone involved.
Anyway, congrats to Austin on finding his faith on his own, and a belated kudos on his quitting Attack Attack! Of Mice & Men are on tour now with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson; check out the dates here.
[via Rock Feed]