"God Isn't Real" as written by and Robert Williams Fulks....
A world filled with wonder, a cold, fathomless sky
A man's life so meager, he can but wonder why
He cries out to Heaven its truth to reveal
The answer: only silence, for God isn't real.

Go ask the starving millions under Stalin's cruel reign
Go ask the child with cancer who eases her pain
Then go to your churches, if that's how you feel
But don't ask me to follow, for God isn't real.

He forms in his image a weak and foolish man
Speaks to him in symbols that few understand
For a life of devotion, the death blow he deals
We'd owe Him only hatred, but God isn't real.

Go tell the executioner of the power he can't defy
Go tell his shackled victim of the mercy on high...
Then go to your churches, go beg, pray, and kneel,
But don't ask me to follow, for God isn't real.

No, no matter how He should be, Godisn't real.

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"God Isn't Real" as written by Robert Williams Fulks


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    General CommentWow. This is like the ultimate "the emperor has no clothes" story. This may be the most powerfully subversive song I've ever heard. I heard this and thought, "Damn! It really takes balls to write such an honest song." It really says the unsayable that I think a lot of people really know in their heart of hearts but don't dare say- even to themselves. Robbie says folks walk out of his shows when he plays this. It's not hard to imagine.

    It reminds me of some of the things the main character says in the great novel "Judas My Brother" by Frank Yarby.

    Surfer Beto
    surferbetoon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the comment that the song is like saying the emperor has no clothes. Not a country fan and yet I have this on my iPod. I am assailed by people who insist that they know the *truth* and why I should accept jesus (whatever that really means) well this song is the Truth! by all logical, emotional and realistic arguements.

    Well done!
    pirate2bon July 03, 2006   Link

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