December 10, 2003Spirituality)
"When I reached than moment of being at rock bottom, I prayed to God. ... That was the point where I said to myself, 'Enough messing around, enough goofing off and getting into trouble. There's more to life than just little old me. I need to do something that means something and find something real.' "
-Sonny Sandoval, lead singer for P.O.D. Recent P.O.D. albums include Payable on Death, Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. Payable On Death. (Source: MTV.com, November 24, 2003)Inspiration)
"There's a lot of power and energy in us. A lot of that power comes from our faith and our beliefs. We're really positive, and we want to share that with the world. As soon as you walk out the door you're hit with all this negative stuff. Why add to that pile? And the bands that we look up to -- whether it be Santana, the Police or Bob Marley -- when we listen to them, they uplift us and make us feel good. We wanted to have that effect on our fans because I don't want to get depressed and feel negative when I'm listening to music."
-Wuv, drummer for P.O.D. Recent P.O.D. albums include Payable on Death, Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: MTV.com, November 24, 2003)
Other P.O.D. Quotables:
Sonny Sandoval on Rock Bottom
Sonny Sandoval on Marcos Curiel
Sonny Sandoval on Success
Sonny Sandoval on Sharing Faith
Jason Truby on Shaping Lives
Traa Daniels on Being Inspiring
December 7, 2003Spirituality)
"Abe Lincoln put it very simply in 1860: 'When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.'"Spirituality)
"I resist all established beliefs. My religion basically is to be immediate, to live in the now. It's an old cliché, I know, but it's mine. I envy people of faith. I'm incapable of believing in anything supernatural. So far, at least. Not that I wouldn't like to. I mean, I want to believe. I do pray. I pray to something ... up there. I have a God sense. It's not religious so much as superstitious. It's part of being human, I guess ... Do unto others: How much deeper into religion do we really need to go?"Spirituality)
"I think Jesus would be a big f---in' letdown. You'd find out he's just a dude. He might be a really boring hang. He might be like a really kick-ass rabbi. You'd want to know the answer to everything, and he'd say, 'How should I know? I'm just Jesus.' Plus, you don't know how to speak the ancient Aramaic. I say, let's go back to see someone who for sure kicked ass. Let's go f---in' chat it up with Plato."