Morality

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This song is on the topic of biblical morality. As most know, it's one of the things about the bible that is championed most by believers, and decried often by non-believers.

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[Sam Harris Quote]

Verse 1:
This book could be moral if you don’t mind misogyny
And thinking women are nothing more than property
Deuteronomy teaches it’s fine to rape women
If they’re captured in war, they’re yours for the pickin’
A victim of rape, has to marry her attacker
Long as he pays her father, then he gets to have her
Women are seen as less than second class citizens
Seems it’d be easy to tell preachers to sit and spin
But no, you can be righteous and still think you oughta
Let a crowd of men gang rape your daughters
That’s what Lot thought, sick in any context
There just isn’t a way to justify the concept
It’s complete nonsense, some say it was the times
Things were different, so what you changed your mind
Is the bible wrong/ or should women not be equal
Would you say we should treat them as lesser people

Hook:
Biblical morality/ is fictional/ a fallacy/
If you thought it’s real/ you’re showing symptoms of a malady/
When mentioned it’s so sad to see/ another mental tragedy/
Thinking this book full of brutality/ is reality

Verse 2:
In this day and age/ it should take a lot of bravery
To say your morals come from a book/ that’s pro-slavery
Maybe we should sell daughters/ a new commodity
If they didn’t claim it’s true/ it’d be bad comedy
Probably because that book hasn’t been updated
So the lessons taught from it haven’t been upgraded
I’ve heard it stated/ that that was in the old book
What about Luke 12/ verse 47/ yea, go look
I know some believers/ have the best of intentions
And just cherry pick from what each testament mentions
But these messed up editions of ancient lesser conditions
Support people being in oppressive positions
That’s why it’s so strange/ my culture is so addicted
To a book that helped their freedom remain restricted
They’re afflicted to something/ contagious and outrageous
Singing praises to the pages/ that keep ‘em in cages

Hook:
Biblical morality/ is fictional/ a fallacy/
If you thought it’s real/ you’re showing symptoms of a malady/
When mentioned it’s so sad to see/ another mental tragedy/
Thinking this book full of brutality/ is reality


Verse 3:
Thou shalt not kill/ remember that commandment
It seems simple/ but few of them can understand it
Their god itself planned it/ in that Exodus story
Mass infanticide/ there isn’t much more gory
So any time your next door neighbor gets you mad
Punch their little baby/ to piss off mom and dad
That can’t be bad/ it’s in the bible/ like genocide
I’m sure during ethnic cleansing/ only sinners died
Stone your disobedient children and kill gays
Slay your neighbor if he labors the wrong day
Yahweh says/ blaspheme or follow other religions
Then you must have made/ the last of your decisions
This is all from the bloodiest story ever sold
Used to control the fold/ since back in the days of old
If you were told/ morals come from this/ you’ve been lied to
And you know it said/ atheists like me should die to

Hook:
Biblical morality/ is fictional/ a fallacy/
If you thought it’s real/ you’re showing symptoms of a malady/
When mentioned it’s so sad to see/ another mental tragedy/
Thinking this book full of brutality/ is reality

[Richard Dawkins Quote]
[Sam Harris Quote]

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from Played Your Ism, track released January 22, 2013
Written/Mixed by: Ensomniak

Special Thanks to Adam Collins

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Ensomniak Cincinnati, Ohio

I'm a writer... a lyricist... I make hiphop music (although I can write for multiple genres)... This page is for my secular/atheist/rational music. I have some other work which due to the style, subject matter and language usage, would probably be categorized as nerdcore... If you are interested in hearing that, check out nyte.bandcamp.com. I make music for people who are willing to think. ... more

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