Glen Benton, do you have a moment for the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints?
Turns out the answer is a very hearty "no, and get off my property."
The renowned atheist was interviewed by Revolver recently and offered this amazing anecdote:
I'll tell you a story about "All That Is Evil." You ever see those guys on the bicycles with the white shirts and the fucking crash helmets riding through your neighborhood banging on doors wanting to talk about Jesus? Well, I was out here in my garage working on my car. It's pitch black, right? And I've already warned these fucks, "Stay the fuck away from my house." So I was bent over the front of my car putting some parts on my Camaro and all of a sudden it felt like someone was breathing down my fucking neck. I turned around and there was this fucking dickhead in his crash helmet and his white shirt and tie and his backpack and he's trying to talk to me about Jesus something or other. All I know is without touching him I threw him off my property like a lunatic. "If you ever come back here, I'll fucking shoot you, you fuck!"
It's like, what is it with you guys? You're like 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 years old. You should be out banging pussy and having a fucking blast with your buddies. What the fuck are you doing riding around my neighborhood on that bike offending all the people that don't buy your bullshit?
Elsewhere in the interview, Benton gets a little dark:
You know what I've found out in life? The last 10 or 15 years for me have been hard, man. I've lost a lot of dear friends and family members. And what I figured out is it doesn't matter what you know or what you have. At the end of the day, the only thing you have left on the table is death. I like to be knowledgeable and keep myself up with the present technology and all that fun shit. But I've found out that I only see darkness because the older you get, the more you're constantly grieving. It's like this person's gone, that person's gone. They're dropping like flies around me. It's a very disheartening feeling and it makes you very numb to life, man. So you just try to make the best out of everything, I guess.
Benton is promoting the excellent new album, Overtures of Blasphemy out on Century Media this Friday, September 14th.