“It’s hard to reconcile my personal beliefs with an entire institution like the Church or the Republicans. Or with people within those political persuasions who have such different ideologies but confess the same things I confess spiritually. I think it’s similarly frustrating for Muslims, (who are) being understood generally by parts of the world as violent fanatic martyrs, whereas the majority of Muslims are actually very interested in being part of society and being peaceful and loving. Oh, man.. It’s the difference between faith and religion.”—Sufjan Stevens (via fuckyeahsufjanstevens)
TAYLOR SWIFT - KATY PERRY(7may2011) - VAMPIRE WEEKEND - MUMFORD AND SONS - YELLOWCARD - 30 SECONDS TO MARS - RISE AGAINST - PAPER ROUTE - ONEREPUBLIC - THE FRAY - MEWITHOUTYOU - FLORENCE+THEMACHINE - KINGSOFLEON - THE ALMOST
Who was your target audience when writing this album? Anybody and everybody. People were created to worship. We all were, and it doesn’t matter what it is. Whatever you love most in your life is what you worship. I think we were created to only worship one, and that’s Jesus, but I want to reach everybody. There are so many different walks of life and walks of faith, and we all worship something, even if you don’t believe in Jesus. That’s an important message I think gets lost sometimes.