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Music For The Unbeliever: Episode 2

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For the first post of this series, featuring Motörhead’s beautiful “God Was Never On Your Side”, click here.

This time an oldie most people are likely already familiar with: Jesus He Knows Me by Genesis. I’ve listened to this song countless times on the radio throughout my childhood, but only recently I noticed how great the lyrics are. Well worth paying attention to. They’re quite easy to understand, but I’ve added them below the fold anyway, just in case. Enjoy!

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April 4, 2011 at 21:01

Music For The Unbeliever: Episode 1

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Ever since I noticed the insane amount of christian music out there, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for songs that thematize science, atheism, Humanism, skepticism and other related topics – songs that promote critical thinking and, well, just a little common sense.
Over time, I’ve found a good few. Many are metal and punk songs, but I’ve found some less aggressive ones too, perhaps more suitable for a wider audience. Also, there’s a surprising amount of Hip-Hop in the mix. From now on I’ll be sharing one of these songs with you once a week.

I’ll start today with one of my personal favourites, ballad by Motörhead called ‘God Was Never On Your Side’. Enjoy!


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Written by Phil

February 7, 2011 at 04:47

My New Favourite Musician

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June 12, 2010 at 02:01

Thou Shalt Always Kill

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I’ve heard this song by Dan Le Sac a couple of years back and completely forgot about it until I was reminded of it yesterday. The music is not really my cup o’ tea, but the lyrics are a real gem of common sense.

This song could easily have earned a 9/10 by including the lines:

The Bible – Just a book.
The Koran – Just a book.
Book of Mormon – just a book.
Whatever Scripture – is JUST A BOOK.

As it is, it only gets a 7 from me. Unfortunately, Dan le Sacs and Scroobius Pips common sense doesn’t seem to extend to religion – although I’m quite sure that they are not religious themselves, they seem to be classic adherents to belief in belief. In their song Letter From God to Man they regurgitate the old stereotype that poor, harmless religion gets “abused” by evil man for evil purposes, completely ignoring some of the core tennets of the major religions as well as the systematic faults and responsibilities of the faiths. Nonetheless, Letter From God to Man too is a song worth listening to.

Beneath the fold you can find the full lyrics of Thou Shalt Always Kill.
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Written by Phil

June 7, 2010 at 13:23

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