"Beliefs And Obsessions" as written by and Steven Kleisath Chad Gilbert....
Lies of self-indulgent pride
A sense of justice misdirected for the sake of the lost
A claim to inflict punishment for those who have been unjust
And there's a line that can't be crossed between belief and obsession
Nonexistent caring based on situation ethics.
No benefit can come from the line being drawn.
To be guided by faith, is to be.
Is to be mislead.
A joke to the weak, a fixation to the strong.
So who's wrong, and who will decide what's right?

With so few actions, so many words.
Won't take this complacency anymore.
I won't accept the criticism of my peers
I won't accept this objection.
I cannot judge others lives only to justify my own
One more word and I'm broken
One more word.


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"Beliefs and Obsessions" as written by David Silber Chad Gilbert

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    General Commentwow. what a powerful song! when they play this song live and matt sings "one more word" it just freaks me out.
    mystek9on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts talking about religion, and how people shouldn't cross the line from just believing, to it being an obsession and them becoming a complete religious fanatic.

    Lies of self-indulgent pride
    *Religion makes one look good

    A sense of justice misdirected for the sake of the lost

    A claim to inflict punishment for those who have been unjust
    *Religion says how those who have eben unjust will go to hell.

    And there’s a line that can’t be crossed between belief and obsession
    *People should not cross the lien from it being okay to believe, to takeing it to an extreme obsession.

    Nonexistent caring based on situation ethics.
    *Its saying how people are caring about something they don't even know exists.

    No benefit can come from the line being drawn.

    To be guided by faith, is to be.
    Is to be mislead.
    *this is stated pretty clearly that to be completely guided by your religion is to be mislead and not told the truth.

    A joke to the weak, a fixation to the strong.
    *The religious people say its one of their fixations, and that people who just find it to be a big joke are the weak ones.

    So who’s wrong, and who will decide what’s right?
    *Its asking who's wrong...is there or isn't there a god? and how will we find out?

    With so few actions, so many words.
    Won’t take this complacency anymore.
    *So many people talk about it, but so few people do anything about it, so this issue can't just take to being submissive anymore.

    I won’t accept the criticism of my peers
    I won’t accept this objection.
    I cannot judge others lives only to justify my own
    *He's saying how religious people judge other's lives to justify how they are living theirs, and he can't do that.

    One more word and I’m broken
    One more word.
    opivy7898on September 29, 2004   Link

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