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Posted: 02 Jan 11, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know what religion Brian, Roger, and John are? I know Freddie wasZoroastrianism but I can't seem to find anywhere what religion they are. Please help!

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's parents were Zoroastrianism, but Freddie actually didn't have any religion.


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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I already said I knew that. I just want to know what religion Brian, Roger, and John were.

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deacon used to send his children to a catholic school, but that doesn't say anything about his own religion per se.

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

roger wasnt religious at all, listen to "the unblinking eye" he says "god woulf weap, if he existed"
and he said once "dont like religion tends to fuck people up.....

brian i read from  an interview, isnt very religious either :/ not sure what religion though, sorry cookie :(

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian strikes me as being more spiritual rather than religious.  He once referred to the classic serenity prayer on his soapbox, but preferred to see the word "God" as whoever or whatever is in control of things you cannot control.


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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fred wrote Jesus and Mad The Swine, which suggests he was religious, or at least used to be.


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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote: Fred wrote Jesus and Mad The Swine, which suggests he was religious, or at least used to be.

That is a fair point, Holly.   Also, wasn't Fred taught by nuns?  That doesn't sound too Zoroastrian lol.  Freddie hated that religion if my memory of various books on him serves me correctly.  As for the rest of the band, I'm sure John is Catholic but not so sure about Brian and Roger.  The assumption that Roger is not religious makes sense if you go by certain song lyrics.

The band name Queen is quite an interesting one to drop into this discussion as well - we all know about the connotations regarding sexuality, but it is also very regal and suggests loyalism to the British monarchy as well, a notion closely linked with protestantism.  Well, at least in Scotland it is.  I'm not saying that this is a strict rule of thumb, but it tends to be the case, at least as far as I can see.


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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote: Holly2003 wrote: Fred wrote Jesus and Mad The Swine, which suggests he was religious, or at least used to be.

That is a fair point, Holly.   Also, wasn't Fred taught by nuns?  That doesn't sound too Zoroastrian lol.  Freddie hated that religion if my memory of various books on him serves me correctly.  As for the rest of the band, I'm sure John is Catholic but not so sure about Brian and Roger.  The assumption that Roger is not religious makes sense if you go by certain song lyrics.

The band name Queen is quite an interesting one to drop into this discussion as well - we all know about the connotations regarding sexuality, but it is also very regal and suggests loyalism to the British monarchy as well, a notion closely linked with protestantism.  Well, at least in Scotland it is.  I'm not saying that this is a strict rule of thumb, but it tends to be the case, at least as far as I can see. Yeah that is true. I don't think though that Freddie was taught by nuns.  Jesus though isn't in the Zorostrian faith so I don't know. I know John's wife is a very devout Cathoilc but I can see John as a Catholic also. Roger I know just hates religious people. Once though Brian used God a lot of times in something he was saying and talked about the Episcopalian faith so I'm not sure. 

I thought about the name Queen  in religious terms also but never came up into a conclusion.

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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FBRJ wrote: Freddie's parents were Zoroastrianism, but Freddie actually didn't have any religion.

Freddie was zoroastrianism.


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Posted: 03 Jan 11, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> Freddie was zoroastrianism.

No, he wasn't. A person isn't a religion. He was Zoroastrian. He followed (or paid lip service to) Zoroastrianism.


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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 03:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote: Brian strikes me as being more spiritual rather than religious.  He once referred to the classic serenity prayer on his soapbox, but preferred to see the word "God" as whoever or whatever is in control of things you cannot control.

Brian said in an interview that he uses the word God in the way Einstein, Darwin and Hawking use it. As a word to describe the laws of physics and nature. Not as a deity that controls or creates.
I believe he said it in the one hour TV interview from a year ago with the guy from Status Quo (?).

I think neither of them was religious, I know Brian and John got married in a Catholic Church if I'm not mistaken, but that doesn't make them religious either. They could've done that because of tradition, because of their parents or who knows what other reasons.
Although my parents were and are atheists as a child I was forced into the Catholic database by baptism. Not because they were religious but because they were also baptised (although also not raised into a religion) because their parents were baptised, and so on.


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Posted: 04 Jan 11, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote: > Freddie was zoroastrianism.

No, he wasn't. A person isn't a religion. He was Zoroastrian. He followed (or paid lip service to) Zoroastrianism.

If you read the Freddie Tributes (do they still excist on QZ?) you tend to think that Freddie was Mercurianism.

Mercurianists are strange people, they sleep with their beds towards Zanzibar and they listen only to His music. They have to go to Garden Lodge and Montreux at least once in their lives.
They also have the tendency to be aggressive toward people who don't like every single thing He did.

On the first day He moveth to England
On the second day He created Queen
On the third day He said "I'm not going to be a star, I'm going to be a legend!"
On the fourth day, He wrote Bohemian Rhapsody
On the fifth day, He rocketh Live Aid
On the sixth day, He contracteth AIDS
On the seventh day He choketh on a mango and ascended back to Mercury


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Posted: 05 Jan 11, 01:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken wrote: Sebastian wrote: > Freddie was zoroastrianism.

No, he wasn't. A person isn't a religion. He was Zoroastrian. He followed (or paid lip service to) Zoroastrianism.

If you read the Freddie Tributes (do they still excist on QZ?) you tend to think that Freddie was Mercurianism.

Mercurianists are strange people, they sleep with their beds towards Zanzibar and they listen only to His music. They have to go to Garden Lodge and Montreux at least once in their lives.
They also have the tendency to be aggressive toward people who don't like every single thing He did.

On the first day He moveth to England
On the second day He created Queen
On the third day He said "I'm not going to be a star, I'm going to be a legend!"
On the fourth day, He wrote Bohemian Rhapsody
On the fifth day, He rocketh Live Aid
On the sixth day, He contracteth AIDS
On the seventh day He choketh on a mango and ascended back to Mercury

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