PHAQ

Here’s an ever growing PHAQ – since some questions are asked frequently – and even though it’s fun to make up different answers and lie through your teeth – this is the Divine truth – so help me God!

Q: Why did you name the band Violent Divine?

A: In religious terms, divinity refers to things which come from a supernatural power or deity, such as God, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy. Such things are regarded as “divine” due to their transcendental origins, and/or because their attributes or qualities are superior relative to things of the Earth. Divine things are regarded as eternal and based in truth. Source

Most people understand the Divine as something good or positive – even though most religious stories or/and myths make The Texas Chainsaw Massacre seem like a chick-flick (which it obviously is).
So there’s where the Violent part of the band’s name become relevant. Popular beliefs create Violent an assertion of the opposite polarity.

If you still don’t get the general idea, here’s an explanation of Divine Violence by Slavoj Žižek  that should make it all crystal clear.

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