Ronnie James Dio talks religion

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Hitman Notoriety : Smart man!! Big fan!!

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

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

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.

Brad Haas : Truer words were never spoken.

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

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

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.

💊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.

I Wear My Sunglasses At Night : Dio had a pretty good impression about religion. One that actually makes sense. Bottom line: we make our own heaven or hell. And for the religious nuts...* 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. *(excluding the spiritual fruits who know morality from hypocrisy, may the world be filled with those of an understanding nature; Instead of those who use their belief to persecute and berate, to use the shield as a sword to cut down those who do not fit the ideals of the hypocrite.)

Kevin Reynolds : Can you all just shut the freak up everybody can believe in what they want to believe in this is america not Nazi Germany 1945

Leslie Powers : 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.

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.

bigtimebop : So many religious freaks in the comments

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.

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

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.

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

AndyGuitar : I so looked up to this guy for 7 years of my life. Now I know that he is the one who has blinded my eyes and stolen my dreams. RJD basically gave the middle finger to Jesus Christ on Heaven and Hell's last album, The Devil You Know, by putting Satan before Christ. Dio is a liar and a deceiver, and I won't be fooled by him any longer.

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

I C : Dio is so badass

stevos999 : He said it all and better than I could have.

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

SODMGx : As good of a singer he was, he has little understanding about the concepts of the Afterlife . If he thought purgatory is just for unbaptized children, he might be there now for saying it.

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

BryanX 64 : Dio was an amazing singer and a great person. I truly hope and pray he saw the light when he departed our world as his music continues to live in our world!

MrMeineNamen : I miss Dio :(

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

rogue : It seems Catholicism broke many peoples spirits.

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

arachnoTed12 : I am now wishing that comments were disabled on this video.

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.

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.

delta8264 : Ronnie James just explained reality as good as anybody I have ever heard!

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!

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

71morningstar : Anyone who says that someone is going to hell, has been misinformed of the truth, for all you need to be fearful of, is your own fate, outside of that is not in your control to make a call over.  Whether another man is going to hell or heaven, you do not know, because you do not know what happened in his dieing moment, and you most certainly can not make that judgement over someone... It is not your place to condemn !

Travis Shrewsbury : brilliant

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!!!

jamesedwardtheobald : freedom fighter, much respect, RIP!!

Joe G : Dio didn't have to live under the regime of the obama administration. Everybody is in hell right now. Love Dio as a rocker. Just don't agree with him on God, Jesus Christ, or heaven and hell. People just need to look around them and realize there had to be a supreme being that created the earth and universe. The biggest reason why I don't fear death is because of eternal life in heaven.

Alvin Surrealist : Catholics makes Christianity look bad

AnddoGX : DIO is a genius. I love him.

jeff warren : ITS TO LATE NOW....

The Lonely Patriot : you know... metal is alot better than better than other things that are out there ( like drugs, alcoholism, and sleeping w/ anything with a pulse)

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!