“When I worked as a youth pastor at a Baptist church, I was occasionally approached by parents concerned over their children listening to your music … Usually, I would pull up your segment in Bowling for Columbine. I would follow this by encouraging these parents to listen to their children, and to experience their kids’ music together. Maybe ask questions like, “What do you identify with in this music? Why is it meaningful to you?” And to actually listen to the answers. Some dismissed me, but others took me up on this suggestion. For the ones who tried it, both the kids and their parents actually learned a lot about each other. All that to say, thank you for being a thought-provoker, question-asker, and notion-challenger.
“Say what you will about Bowling for Columbine, but don’t tell me that that part of it wasn’t spot on.” ~[blofighter](http://www.reddit.com/user/blolfighter)[Original Reddit Thread](http://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3b5foc/marilyn_manson_ama/csj2186) [Second Reddit Thread](http://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/3b73lb/awesome_marilyn_manson_question_from_a_youth/)