Perhaps it's old news at this point, but in the last couple of years Tom Araya has slowly began to talk more openly about being a practicing Catholic. In regards to lyrics like:
" I keep the bible in a pool of blood so none of It's lies can effect me! "Araya says:
"Kerry's written some really far out s*it. If it's a good song, I'm not one that's going to go, 'This sucks because it's contrary to my beliefs.'"I suppose it's understandable, as he was born and raised in Chile, a country where over 90% of the population is Catholic. Also understandable is that Dave Lombardo (who was born in Havana, Cuba) was raised Catholic, though he never really talks about his beliefs.
We have now learned a bit about two members of Slayer. What about Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman? Not sure about Jeff, and the jury is still out on why Kerry King has slowly morphed into a wrestler-looking douche bag who pretty much dresses as you would if you were attending a rave in Kansas.