Jesus was a terrorist
Enemy of the state
That's what the Romans labeled him
So he was put to death

He died for his beliefs
What's changed today?

Today bible-thumping cannibals
Reap money from his name
Buy cable networks & power
With old ladies' checks

If Jesus saw Pat Robertson
What do you think he'd say?
Tax free then re-write our laws
And sick 'em on you
Women don't control their bodies
TV preachers do

Censor everything from bathing suits
To science books
From the schoolroom to the bedroom
They want our thoughts - or else

They treat us like the Romans
Used to treat the Christians
Even some church-going folks are scared

Modern catacombs of fear
Built with money, power, and threats
Rock 'n Roll is labeled porn
Sell a record, you're under arrest

Instead of fighting AIDS
They try to stop us having sex
They brag that they won't quit
Till they take dominion over our lives

Is freedom of speech such a terrorist act
Is spiritual peace such a satanic threat
Believe what you want
But we'll fight to keep
Our heads from being cemented in your sand


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    General CommentGreat message...
    +-+A.F.I+-+on October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's because DK kicks ass. It is a great message.
    kmk_natashaon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJesus was censored, persecuted, and killed for his radical beliefs and yet today's loudmouthed Christians are the one's persecuting everyone else. Jesus was also supposedly a preacher of tolerance, and yet Pat Roberts and gang are some of the most intolerant One of the ultimate ironies of today's society.
    Balleron January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBy the way does anyone know what this is from? It's not on any albums I know about.
    Balleron January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlright, I found out that this is not actually by the Dead Kennedys, but by Jello Biafra and No Means No. That's why I couldn't find it before.
    Balleron January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteven better than religious vomit, I dig this tune's idea's
    insane metal fanon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJesus taught tolerance and love for ALL your neighbors of ALL races, colors, ual orientations, and religions. And as Baller said, it is indeed one of the ironies of today's society....P.S. ....Pat Roberts is the devil incarnate.
    rockstothebasson April 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe talks about exactly everything there is to hate of Christianity.
    velvetsisteron August 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it was mark twain or someone else who said "if Christ were still here today there is one thing he wouldnt be: a Christian."
    Mr. Badguy0077on July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso true. to quote Zoli from Ignite(great band!) "if jesus was the coolest guy in the world, would he slam the door in your face just because you're of a different faith?". i believe in god, but DEFINETELY NOT RELIGION. screw those redneck assholes at my dad's church.
    tjtech12on August 15, 2007   Link

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