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Rocker Scott Stapp's Spiritual Struggles

In a Spin interview, Scott Stapp, the lead singer of Creed, discusses the impact his strict religious upbringing has had on his life:

"I tell you, [my son] is a spitting image of me. You love to see yourself in your children, but I don't want him to have the same demons that I have. I don't want him always thinking about the grand scheme of things—life and death and heaven and hell and good and bad. That's the cross I bear dailyÂ…"
"My whole life was church," Stapp says. He had Bible study on Friday evenings and attended services every Wednesday night, twice on Sunday. He was forced to wear a necktie to high school. His weekend curfew was 10 P.M. "I would sit in my room and wish I could go to parties after the football game," Stapp remembers. "I wished I could go to the prom. I felt weird: I felt differentÂ…"
"I constantly found myself asking God to prove himself to me, which is a cardinal sin. I'd lie in bed and say, 'God, if you're real, just make my light go off so I won't doubt it. I promise I'll be the best Christian in the world.'"

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