The Streets – Alleged Legends

The Streets – Alleged Legends

Some people live their lives by a little red book
The points for right lying out and guides them good
They never really mimic every word by eye
‘Cuz if they did they’d be in a whole world of strife
The book’s quite old school, but then it was tough
It contains some quite experimental justice
The thinking people are thinking that without this book
That without these verses we’d pillage and murder but,
Following this red book word for word
Leads you to actually pillage and murder
Could it be so what we think to be right,
Is simply the opinion that survived?

Do what you think’s right, and you will feel alright
‘Cuz when you’re bad you will feel sad
That’s the religion I live by

There’s a bloke in the book who made everything
He knows every individual and every trick in them
Way above emotion, never getting stressed
But when men choose against him, gets jealous
People fight for him in crippling wars
But since he has the power of infinite awe
We’re merely itching on futilities floor
Should we really be needing to assist him at all?
If he loves us all, knowing all we think
Should he only like people with faith in him?
Given I can’t control what I truly believe,
Can I be forgiven for only believing who I see?

Do what you think’s right, and you will feel alright
‘Cuz when you’re bad you will feel sad
That’s the religion I live by
Do what you think’s right, and you will feel alright
‘Cuz when you’re bad you will feel sad
That’s the religion I live by

Could it be time to avoid this bush?
So we wouldn’t be blind when joining up coulds
Could we see both sides of the coin for the good?
Breed less strife on our voyage for good?
Getting threatened by men with questions
We’ll never get anywhere rejecting evidence
Could we test everything instead of betting,
On alleged legends?
If we teach that it’s right to blindly believe
If we reach to the sky to define our meaning
Well I agree what’s right will keep driving people to fight with people

Do what you think’s right, and you will feel alright
‘Cuz when you’re bad you will feel sad
That’s the religion I live by

The Cure – This Is A Lie

The Cure – This Is A Lie

How each of us decides
I’ve never been sure
The part we play
The way we are
How each of us denies any other way in the world
Why each of us must choose
I’ve never understood
One special friend
One true love
Why each of us must lose everyone else in the world

However unsure
However unwise
Day after day play out our lives
However confused
Pretending to know to the end

But this isn’t truth this isn’t right
This isn’t love this isn’t life this isn’t real
This is a lie

How each of us believes
I’ve never really known
In heaven unseen and hell unknown
How each of us dreams to understand anything at all
Why each of us decides
I’ve never been sure
The part we take
The way we are
Why each of us denies every other way in the world

However unsure
However unwise
Day after day play out our lives
However confused
Pretending to know to the end

But this isn’t truth this isn’t right
This isn’t love this isn’t life this isn’t real
This is a lie
This isn’t truth this isn’t right
This isn’t love this isn’t life this isn’t real
This is a lie

Nine Inch Nails – God Given

Nine Inch Nails – God Given

Hey man, please don’t make a sound
Take a look around
Can’t you see what’s right in front of you
Have a little taste
No more time to waste
You don’t wanna get left behind cause it’s all coming down right now

How hard is it to see
Put your faith in me
I sure wouldn’t want to be praying
To the wrong piece of wood
You should get where you belong
Everything you know is wrong
Come on, sing along, everybody now

God given

And He gives us sight
And we’ll see the light
And it burns so bright
Now we know we’re right
It is kingdom come
And Thy will be done
We have just begun
We’re the chosen ones

(We would never tell you anything that wasn’t absolutely true
That hadn’t come right from his mouth and he was made to tell you)

Wait, step into the light
How can this be right
I’m afraid we’re gonna ask you to leave
Guess you cannot win
With the color of your skin
You won’t be getting into the Promised Land
This is just another case
You people still don’t know your place
Step aside, out the way, wipe that look off your face
‘Cause we are the divine
Separated from the swine
Come on, sing along, everybody now

God given

And He gives us sight
And we’ll see the light
And it burns so bright
Now we know we’re right
It is kingdom come (and the Father and the Holy Son)
And Thy will be done
We have just begun
We’re the chosen ones

(We would never tell you anything that wasn’t absolutely true
That hadn’t come right from his mouth and he was made to tell you)

“I wouldn’t want to be praying to the wrong piece of wood. You should get where you belong. Everything you know is wrong.” What if I started spouting off about being one of the chosen ones with the real truth of Agnosticism? What if I said I am “one of the divine / seperated from the swine” that are the people that don’t believe as I do? I would never tell you anything that wasn’t absolutely true that wasn’t a universal truth that came from existence itself. You do not have the answers and that comes from the universe as a divine message just for you. It’s so easy to just assert truth and authority, isn’t it? Just look around you and see how much talk and hot air pretends to be truth.

Rush – Freewill

There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance,
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance.

A planet of playthings,
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive
“The stars aren’t aligned,
Or the gods are malign…”
Blame is better to give than receive.

Chorus
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
I will choose a path that’s clear
I will choose freewill.

There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand,
The cards were stacked against them; they weren’t born in Lotusland.

All preordained
A prisoner in chains
A victim of venomous fate.
Kicked in the face,
You can’t pray for a place
In heaven’s unearthly estate.

Chorus

Each of us
A cell of awareness
Imperfect and incomplete.
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt that’s far too fleet.

Chorus

This is an excellent Agnostic song. We should be able to agree that we all possess freewill. The question then becomes is that freewill a gift from a God that allows you only a certain amount of freewill or do we really possess freewill because we are free beings in a universe we cannot fully perceive or understand?

Do you choose to follow “phantom fears and kindness that can kill” and a preordained existence that leaves nothing to chance? Do you choose to hamper your freewill under the yoke of our ancestors and their stories and imagination of where existence came from and what it really means? Do you really believe all of the awful and good in life is from a magical being that concerns itself with us or that it’s really just random chance in a universe that isn’t aware of our existence? Is this really a planet of playthings dancing on the strings of powers we cannot perceive? It is easier to blame the gods then to take any blame for ourselves. This song has a lot of interesting thoughts.

John Lennon – Imagine

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Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say i’m a dreamer
But i’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say i’m a dreamer
But i’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

The Agnostic viewpoint frees us from the shackles of servitude for a dreamed up God and should let us focus on the really important things in life: each other. John and his dreams are sorely missed by this world…