Ronnie James Dio talks religion

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Hitman Notoriety : Smart man!! Big fan!!

PHDflopper Mule Kick : Ronnie James Dio has convinced me that God or the Devil is all a lie. Thank you Dio.

Fabrizio Zado Donadelli : Honestly? Many comments here made me almost feel ashamed of being Christian.How can someone who really believes in Christ teachings wish someone else to "burn in hell"? How can one be condamned for no reason,without even knowing the person himself,his life,his thoughts,purely basing the judgment on beliefs?Being a christian or an atheist is a choice,the only thing that really matters is what dwells in your soul.Ronnie was a great man and Immense singer,nothing else counts.He probably lived more virtuously than tons of fellows proclaming themself "Christians"who feel on the right side bashing people for the choices they made.That's what I'd call "hell".

Brad Haas : Truer words were never spoken.

Rico Pacheco : Earth is Heaven and Hell. I feel the exact same way,well said Ronnie. May you rest in peace.

💊Chemical💊 : Videos like this on youtube is what brings out the Jesus freaks. Ah well , its not like I give two shits about what they say. I do respect what Ronnie says , since he actually makes sense :)

brigham2250 : Dio doesn't seem to have been an atheist, but perhaps he was a deist.  I think if confronted with having to choose, taking no middle ground, he would have gone the "no god" route.  Just my opinion.  What's ironic is that he had a falling out with Vivian Campbell, who I think is an atheist, but yet he got along well with Craig Goldy, a born again Christian.  Anyhow, I think he was right about life here on earth being heaven or hell, the only caveat being that the choice is not always our own.  Many people no doubt find themselves in bad circumstances not of their own choosing.  In the end, life has no real meaning other than the meaning that we attach to it.  And it's different for everyone.  Dio left behind a monumental legacy of great music.  That's his outstanding contribution to mankind (which will outlast his charity work). \m/ \m/

jalvarez1982 : He was a very smart man, and what he says in this interview is just one example why.

bigtimebop : So many religious freaks in the comments

Bill Wren : I love Dio,always have,but I never took on his beliefs in what he called heaven and hell.his heaven and hell is a nice fantasy but my Heaven and hell is a Reality.I believe soon he will realize it.It saden's me.what a terrible waste.Jesus have mercy.

coco lawrie : Jesus is the only way into heaven . Repent . Heaven or hell , u choose !! And stand before God on judgement day .

Kyongsul Bahng : Ronnie probably wishes right now that he had paid closer attention to Christ's death on cross for him wow.

GDuBMuSiCk : the only thing is life wasnt built to be so subjective or black and white. many shades of color and variables

Ram777Ment : Man if he thinks that then dam what a fool, hope he received Jesus Christ before he died

Mudson Jones : This guy should've been listened to a lot more. Even though he's respected by the fans, it seems to me like everyone else blows him off like his singing, or what he stood for, and things like he said here, were nothing O.o Odd. He's absolutely right in this interview!

Xavier Middlefinger : if there is a God then there is a SANTA Clause

IVAN KNUCKLESUCK : Very fascinating and believable metaphor of Heaven and Hell by the Metal King, Ronnie James Dio! To those Christians who say that RJD is badly mistaken, he isn't because the life that we live is a constant onslaught of challenges and battles that we have to overcome to see happiness. Although RJD was an Atheist (which I'm perfectly happy with), he gave a great metaphor of Heaven and Hell. Heaven meaning happiness and Hell meaning evil and agony. And extra points to the Metal King for referencing the bastards who wrote The Bible which is a book of fairytales that contradicts itself and probably written to coerce others to blindly follow it. Besides, areas that are more secular have less crimes around it. 75 percent of prisoners in America are Christians and only 0.2% of prisoners are Atheists.

Alvin Arts : Catholics makes Christianity look bad

T Kinter : You nailed it Ronnie, bless you sir.

warid icky : All these people mad that DEO shared these opinions in this video, when his beliefs are in his songs. i guess those people weren't really listening to what the words really meant. Good for you ronnie,express what you believe.let the world know you aren't brainwashed.

Kayla Gonzalez : I love ronnie james dio and I agree with him

ineedarealjob : Why don't you HypoChristians take a flying fuck. Ronnie James Dio's actions toward his fellow man were much closer to what Christ preached than any of your actions. How many of you have raised money for homeless and abused kids? That's what I thought. and for 78caprice. There is no Rapture. At the 6th seal's breaking, the 6th trumpet blowing, and the 6th vial's pouring out - "Satan" - in his own body, is cast out upon the planet (which is why there is silence in heaven for half an hour. because the accuser of man is no longer there, but on Earth) and he will arrive looking just like Jesus and say,"I'M HERE TO RAPTURE YOU ALL AWAY." And the Christians waiting for the Rapture are going to Flock right to him. Thatis why it says "Woe to those who give suck" regarding having children, because Jesus is returning for a Virgin Bride, but these Rapture Christians will have played the whore with the anti-Christ (which means "He who comes INSTEAD OF CHRIST") and will already have given birth to a newer, more evil spiritual child. (aka, Religion.)

Randy Otis : He now knows how wrong he was......

chakands : Oh my, Dio is so Buddhist, everything he said here relates to the Buddha Dharma, he is amazing! And that sign with this hand he used to do is the Apana Mudra which is very auspicious, very beneficial and the rainbows and skeletons have a relation with Tibetan Buddhism. Dio remembers me of Guru Rinpoche (the Second Buddha) doing the hand gesture, having long hair and having rainbows on his paintings, so cool. Check Guru Rinpoche lol

Travis Shrewsbury : brilliant

rogue : It seems Catholicism broke many peoples spirits.

Dennis Kelley : Why did this brilliant man have to die?

FlashAcesDesign : People that don't believe in hell are the ones that are specifically going there. All UNBELIEVERS shall have their part in the lake of fire - Revelation

AnddoGX : DIO is a genius. I love him.

Luis Cabral : such an inspiration Ronnie James Dio was so brutally honest he said what many people were afraid to say, as a kid listening to his music at the time didn't understood his lyrics however I enjoyed his music but as an adult I can't help but admire such an abstract way of thinking we need more people in this world like Ronnie James Dio, at times this world is so messed up thanks for the memories god bless you brother.

Tommy Deluciano : 100 percent agree

ladymudlogger : I have ALWAYS believed the SAME. Heaven and Hell is RIGHT HERE, on Earth!! Thank you Ronnie! RIP!!

justanotherlikeyou : Heaven and hell, God and the devil, death and life are encountered at the intersection found within the human heart.

GodsOutlaw1964 : All religion's are not all the same,the religion he is referring to is Roman Catholicism which there is a huge difference in that from a born- again in Christ believer.

Bier Hor : "I'm a godless heretic, not a god fearing lunatic. That's why it's my obsession, to treat god like an infection" Dio is gone, but he still inspires lots of us, like Slayer.

BelowAbsoluteZero : I doubt he feels this way now. No doubt he's burning in hell and knows the truth but it's too late. Salvation is through Jesus Christ and him only!

Michael Soto : I personally believe in the existence of Heaven and Hell. I cant believe that when  we die that's it..No, i am not a "religious" fanatic.. God is real so is Satan.. the main difference is that one offers you eternal life and the other eternal damnation..Jesus is amazing!..His love, compassion and justice is all balance.. He will never leave you nor will he use you...I pray that Ronnie is in heaven...RIP DIO

Shady Knopfler : In Italian Dio means God

Shane McNealy : Wise man!

CDenic : Ronnie James Dio, an intelligent, articulate, and seemingly decent guy, born with a voice that could shake the mountains, and who used it to bring inspiration and joy to millions, is burning in Hell. Jerry Falwell, a stupid, deluded, arrogant, hateful, self-worshiping bigot who used the ignorance, fear, superstition, and credulity of the masses to preach hatred, sow dislike, resentment, prejudice, and even founded a "university" to spread even more ignorance, fear, superstition and credulity, and cause nothing but misery, is rejoicing in Heaven. Even if this is actually true, I want no fucking part of it.

xINFINITELOOPx : When you comment on this video a certain way, attention starved people can drive traffic to their channel.  The Heaven & Hell discussion is an eternal joke, enjoy talking in circles until death equalizes the equation for you personally.  Replying to anything here is a WASTE OF YOUR TIME!!!

Marlon Ribeiro : I heard once that he was Jewish. I think it's absurd coming from anti Semites or the crazy conspiracy theorists.  Dio has always been involved in the Italian paganism and always did honor their ancestry coming from Sicily http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicily  Some say he was a wizard, more precisely one Stregue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stregheria  But none of this was made ​​public by him. Never know for sure whether it is true or not.

jamesedwardtheobald : freedom fighter, much respect, RIP!!

AncientSoul22 : clearly a satanist

Dean Counts : As good and kind and decent as he was with all his charity work I believe he found out just how real heaven is because God knows he deserved it. RIP

I C : Dio is so badass

RockRiff888 : Never a truer word spoken Ronnie. R.I.P. my man..

DH MA : The reason that Ronnie James Dio died is Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.

Do Right : Thanks for all that material for cover songs in the day. From the moment we shook hands, when you didn't let go with your determined piercing eyes years ago, I knew you were quite a deep like minded person. Thank you so much for being in our lives. Wish you could stand up and shout one more. Both my son and I miss you very much brother.

Daniel R. : "Jesus answered, " I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6. "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12. "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" Revelation 20:15.