"Meeting of the Minds" as written by and Greg/gurewitz Graffin....
In 325, the Council devised a set of sacred testaments,
Transparent and wise
The truth is only ever relied on that which we agree and abide
At the meeting of the minds
Reading of the times
Open the blinds
To our complicated lives
We all need some kind of creed to lead us to light

In old Tennessee, the last century
All scopes were fixed on legal tricks
And whether or not we should teach kids natural philosophy,
Despite uncomfortable verity

At the meeting of the minds
Reading of the times
Open the blinds
To our complicated lives
We all need some kind of creed to lead us to light.

There's a beacon that shines in the night,
A dark pitch though it may be
And the halcyon fields of opportunity
Turn out to be consensual and arbitrary

Today on my ride I witnessed a guy complaining
About how a so-and-so had lied
No longer will the market decide
What the government should provide

At the meeting of the minds
Reading of the times
Open the blinds
To our complicated lives
We all need some kind of creed to lead us to light


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"Meeting of the Minds" as written by Greg Graffin Brett W. Gurewitz

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    General Commentooo the council of nicea

    they'd dedicate an entire song

    the earth stalled is my favorite song so far..

    I gotta read the lyrics first when a new album comes out. then listen...

    thats bad religion for ya

    <3
    splitdissonanceon October 01, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"In old Tennessee, the last century.
    All...SCOPES...were fixed on legal tricks and whether or not we
    should teach kids natural philosophy, despite uncomfortable verity."

    Nice little pun there. (A man named John Scopes was the defendant of the legal case which they're referencing; informally known as "Scopes Monkey Trial")

    But yeah, essentially stating that what is conventionally considered as immutable history is merely the story everyone at the time chose to agree, on often sacrificing truth for compromise.
    jtpowon October 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNo longer will the market decide what the government should provide. < Single-payer health care?
    gofuckyourselfon November 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else think this song sounds like germs of Perfection?

    Alright I think the title of this one is about in the year 325 when (correct me if I'm wrong) the Bible was basically put together, parts were left out that were unnecessary or didn't fit their beliefs, things like that. Christianity was basically started in 325 when all the beliefs were set in black and white.

    The song fast forwards to the Scopes Monkey Trial which jitpow already talked about. This just shows that what happened in 325 still affects modern times.

    The line that says:
    And the halcyon fields of opportunity turn out to be consensual and arbitrary

    I think by the "halcyon fields of opportunity" he is referring to heaven or something likewise. And the fact that they turn out to be "consensual and arbitrary" means that they are not as wonderful as they seem since they were just what were decided upon by the meeting in 325, and are therefore not divine.
    stayfluffyon April 08, 2011   Link

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