Moody Blues/Moody religion
moody fan wrote at 2007-03-27 02:48:07
John Lodge has given an interview identifying himself as a Christian. Justin Hayward also once stated in an interview something to the effect that Christ was his Saviour. Mike Pinder's religion is more "New Age". To my knowledge, neither Ray Thomas nor Graeme Edge have ever discussed their religious convictions.
mountainking wrote at 2009-08-01 01:26:14
Emmanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish mystic of the 18th Century who inspired a movement of spiritual questing which still survives. Google "Swedenborg" and discover what an enlightened and brilliant man he was-scientist, philosopher, inventor, mystic.
Peter John wrote at 2010-01-08 17:34:19
One thing I've noticed about The Moody Blues is that most of their love songs make great analogies regarding man's relationship to God. The best example is probably "I Know You're Out There Somewhere". Consider the first two verses man searching for God, and the last God searching for man, "And if you wake up wondering in the darkness, I'll be there. My arms will fold around you and protect you with the truth." The song suggests that God may be more eager to reach us than we are to find God. even when we distance ourselves from deity, God knows we're "out there somewhere," somewhere we can hear God's voice.
johnny d wrote at 2011-08-30 07:07:17
I think the Moody Blues' lyrics are full of spiritual references. I always thought Mike Pinder's tended toward eastern beliefs, but his 1976 solo album 'The Promise' openly praises the Buddha, the Dao and the Christ. Justin (and John?) have lyrics which at times seem obviously Christian, for example 1972's 'You And Me' from 'Seventh Sojourn' : 'We look around in wonder at the work that has been done, by the visions of our father touched by his loving son'. Sounds like Jesus to me.
Wayne Studer wrote at 2012-01-28 05:04:33
I wish I could find the original source, but I'm afraid I've long lost it. But I distinctly remember a rock music magazine article from around 1972, give or take a year, in which an interviewer pointedly asked the the band about their religious beliefs. One of the members (I believe it was drummer Graeme Edge) responded in a manner that I will always remember; he said that the Moodies consisted of "Two Christians, an agnostic, a mystic, and a mess." (I always suspected he was referring to himself with that last part.) Of course, that was then, and people's religious beliefs do change with time.
Mousie wrote at 2014-06-05 06:52:41
I have followed the Moody Blues since 1967. It was obvious that at the beginning they were "searching" for the correct direction. It wasn't too long however when both John & Justin found that Christ was truly the"answer". John is very outspoken in his evangelical Christian faith, Justin also speaks of his love of Jesus and again and again references God in veiled ways in his music. If they always shouted it out they wouldn't have lasted so long, but that deep love is there, and has kept them in the right place. They are beautiful in every way.(For reference to how Justin found the Lord see Paul Du Noyer's interview with Justin.)
snowdoggie wrote at 2014-06-08 09:29:19
When all the stars are falling down
Into the sea and on the ground
And angry voices carry on the wind
A beam of light will fill your head
And you'll remember what's been said
By all the good men this world's ever known
This is how Jesus felt on the Cross.