"Faith in God" as written by and Greg Graffin....
[Chorus]
It's all right to have faith in God
But when you bend to their rules and their fucking lies
That's when I start to have pity on you

You're living on a mound of dirt
But you can't explain your reason for existence
So you blame it on God

So much hatred in this world and you can't decide
Who's pulling the strings
So you figure it's God

Your whole life foreshadows death
And you finally realize you don't want to die alone
So you'll always have God

[Chorus: x2]

There's people in the world today
Who say they're Jewish, Christian, and such
They're all ignorant fools

They'll tell you you can't have your own way
Unless you pay money and dedicate your life
Or you'll be damned in Hell

Don't be feeble like all of them
You have your own brain full of thoughts and choices
So use it; don't let them use you

[Chorus]


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"Faith in God" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentHow stupid are some of you Greg Graffin is an Atheist he has stated it bluntly at concerts so is Brett and Jay
    Veganarchiston July 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow i just randomly came across these lyrics and they are everything i believe.... amazing... haha
    adnamaon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentomg, i just randomly came across these lyrics, too, and wow...i'm a christian, and my HUGE pet peeve is when people claim they are christians when they have no idea what that means, or when ...ahhh, just everything that this song is saying. even though it's written by athiests, and probably is not supposed to mean that, that what's i think
    Punk2R0ck3Prncsson August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentactually, only Mr Brett is an Atheist. Greg G is an Agnostic, and Jay is a Christian. Don't know the rest though.

    This song means a lot to me, about how people put their faith in god for all the wrong reasons, such as "Final Salvation" and such.
    Cycovisionaryon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree. : )
    goodbaron March 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIm an Atheist and i agree. It makes mr so mad when a Religious person gets on my case for it. Then when i ask do they go to Church they say no. They only do the whole god thing to save themselves from HELL. Even points out how the people who beleive in GOD have a closed minds to the rest of the world."you have your own brain full of thoughts and choices" They rather be told how to think and not rationalize anything. Anyone who loved these lyrics would love Epiphany on "the Proccess of Beleif" album. Bad Religion is such a good band and realy make you think about the lyrics, i know few bands that do this.
    l0ki86on April 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI like how the song refers to "god haters" as having faith in god because "god haters" are theists, not atheists as many christians seem to think.
    Sorrynametakenon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI totally disagree with these lyrics. It's so obvious from Bad Religion's lyrics (and many other Christianity-bashing bands) that they know the Bible but haven't really lived among or spent time with full-on Christians that really follow. The complaints they make about the belief and their deconstruction of it is pretty childish and cliched...it's such an old and outdated argument. Maybe if they were complaining about the Catholic church during the Middle Ages...

    "your whole life foreshadows death
    and you finally realize you don't want to die alone
    so you'll always have God."

    Uh-oh...big danger sign. I don't want to die alone! Well, when you discover there is a God (He says knock and the door will be opened to you, and I know from experience that God is there) who created you, of course you want to be with Him.

    "they'll tell you you can't have your own way
    unless you pay money and dedicate your life
    or you'll be damned in hell."

    No church I've been to insists that you pay money...in fact, one of the tenets of Christian faith is a rejection of obsession with material wealth. The idea is that if you are a Christian you must be giving and generous and willing to give up all your money if necessary -- God will provide, and money is not a problem. I'm not saying people don't abuse it and I'm not saying there aren't people in authority in churches around the world that will focus on the money, but you can hardly complain that music is a dead concept because one artist made a bad record, can you?
    As for the "you're going to hell" approach -- I don't see that around any more. Ever. Maybe it's just the city I live in or something...

    "don't be feeble like all of them,
    you have your own brain full of thoughts and choices,
    so use it don't let them use you."

    I sure do have my own brain full of ideas and choices. I don't see myself as a closed-minded person at all. I am a Christian, and no one is using me...never have I felt in my walk so far that anyone is using me. They have nothing to gain by my following...the only thing on your mind after you're saved is really a desire to go out in the world and help people.

    The churches bands like this rail against are obviously extremely dogmatic and perhaps spiritually dead.. the Christians I know who are living humble lives and seeing results from their faith and work are open-minded and open to suggestion but firm and unwavering about what their beliefs are, as they try to love and serve others.

    "Mr. Brett" + co. are intelligent and intellectually inclined, but they're on the wrong path..
    Cherub Rockon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"I like how the song refers to "god haters" as having faith in god because "god haters" are theists, not atheists as many christians seem to think. "

    Actually you are wrong. If somebody believes that god exists and hates him, then he is a theist. If a person does not believe a god exists and hates the followers of such a silly concept... he is indeed an atheist.

    "Uh-oh...big danger sign. I don't want to die alone! Well, when you discover there is a God (He says knock and the door will be opened to you, and I know from experience that God is there) who created you, of course you want to be with Him. "

    lol and how is this not your subconscious? how is this nothing more than feeling good for finding a crutch? Neuroscience is showing that there is actually a place in the brain that is responsible for "religious" experiances. Also how is your religious experiance any more true or any better than the religious experiance of say... a hindu? a buddhist? or taoist? or a muslim? and if there is a god who says its your christian god? there are literaly hundreds of thousands of gods believed in or that have been believed in... your god has no more credibility than any of the others.

    religion comes down to culture, it comes down to societal memes evolving and passing down from generation to generation. I suggest you read up on memetics, very interesting indeed.


    religion is something that the human social animal has developed to create harmony in the society we need to survive and thrive in, just like governemtn, currency, laws, ect ect.

    Eventually we will outgrow this.
    Inviltriston September 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it's just saying that it's perfectly fine to be religious and spiritual and have faith in god, but there are so many people who do it for the wrong reasons.
    goodbaron December 28, 2004   Link

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