"Bad Religion" as written by Ian Fraser Kilmister, Philip Anthony Campbell and Richard Burston Michael....
Thou who wouldst make us devils
Thou shalt not poison me
The world hath been persuaded to believe thy heresy
I spit in the eye of Satan
And I will spit in thine
The devils that surround thee
Liveth only in thine eye

Bad religion, bad religion
I need no gods or devils, I need no pagan rights
Bad religion, bad religion
I need no burning crosses to illuminate my nights
Hey, hey, you hear me now
You hear me now
Hey, hey, for thou art Judas
The mark of Cain be on thy brow

Evangelistic Nazis, you cannot frighten me
The name you take in vain shall judge you for eternity

I spit in the eye of Satan
Spit right in your eye too
You are the spooks you're chasing
You know not what you do

Bad religion, bad religion
I know you lie, I know you lie
Bad religion, bad religion
Thieves and liars
Cross my heart I hope you die

If there be such a being
Then thou art anti-Christ
Turn men against their children
Turn beauty into vice
I say thy god shall smite thee
He will perceive thy lust
His wrath shall fall upon thee
Thou that betray his thrust

Bad religion, bad religion
I say that thou art liars, thy souls shall not be saved
Bad religion, bad religion
Here are the days of thunder, the days that thou hast made

Hey, hey
Base seducers, I see thy greed
Hey, hey
I am more fit for glory, than any ten of thee

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"Bad Religion" as written by Michael Richard Burston Ian Fraser Kilmister

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    General CommentI think everyone is missing the point here. He is saying that neither God, NOR Satan is real, and that followers of all religions are insane, whether they be of the 'dark' or 'light' variety. This is an atheist anthem.
    helcaraxeon July 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song speaks for itself.
    It is clearly Lemmy attacking ALL religions because he believes that they use their power over their followers to manipulate them and if there is a true god he certainly wouldn't believe the mass-worshipped religious crap.
    GodSonOfSoulon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry rolf but you totally missed the whole point....
    This song is a direct attack on the T.V evangelists and the people who follow them blindly "Evangelistic Nazis, you cannot frighten me" The Basic message is .... Religion is one big con, a tool which is used for mass control of peoples beliefs. Dont be fooled by any of it, be an individual.
    Scarab61on July 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't see the difference from what you said and what you say... I just said that even if there is a higher being, most just use religion for their own gain. hm?
    Rolf1on July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is CLEARLY about evangelical Christians & how they condemn everyone, even though their religion is only popular because it was crammed down everyone's throats by force & there is no proof that any of it is valid (The world hath been persuaded to believe thy heresy). There's also a twist in the fact that their own book says that false Christians would become popular & they don't even realize it describes THEM (I spit in the eye of Satan
    Spit right in your eye too
    You are the spooks you're chasing
    You know not what you do).

    Horus32on February 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'm not a big fan of motörhead (they are nice, I just haven't heard a lot of their music). I like this song a lot, especially because he say that there might be a God, (I think he is implying that it's fine to believe in a higher being) but if God actually exists, it is nothing like Christians, Muslims, ect. are currently practicing it, and it's not God, but them who are frauds and liars.
    Not that I believe in a higher being, but the song seems more open-minded than most other heavy-metal songs I have heard about religion (I don't disagree with most of those songs either, though :))
    Rolf1on September 18, 2007   Link

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