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Songs of Sacrilege: God Was Never on Your Side by Motorhead

This is the thirty-sixth installment in the Songs of Sacrilege series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a song that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please send me an email.

Today’s Song of Sacrilege is God Was Never on Your Side by Motorhead.

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Lyrics

If the stars fall down on me
And the sun refuse to shine
Then may the shackles be undone,
And all the old words, cease to rhyme.
If the skies, turn into stone,
It will matter not at all,
For there is no heaven in the sky,
Hell does not wait for our downfall,

Let the voice of reason shine,
Let the pious vanish for all times,
God’s face is, hidden, all unseen,
You can’t ask him what it all means
He was never on your side,
God was never on your side
Let right or wrong, alone decide,
God was never on your side.

See the ten thousand ministries,
See the holy righteous dogs,
They claim to heal
but all they do is steal,
Abuse your faith, cheat & rob.
If god is wise, why is he still,
When these false prophets
call him friends,
Why is he silent, is he blind,
Are we abandoned in the end?

Let the sword of reason shine,
Let us be free of prayer & shrine
God’s face is hidden, turned away
He never has a word to say
He was never on your side
God was never on your side
Let right or wrong, alone decide,
God was never on your side.
(No, No, No)

He was never on your side,
God was never on your side
Never, Never, Never, Never,
Never on your side [x2]
God was never on your side,
Never on your side.

Series Navigation<< Songs of Sacrilege: Stand Up For Judas by Dick GaughanSongs of Sacrilege: Holier Than Thou by Metallica >>

3 Comments

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    Bob Rockson

    It’s a great song and doesn’t poke fun, but mocks religion based on facts.

    The Church is cruel and vile, greedy and brutal.
    They have gotten away with murder, theft, rape of women, men and children.
    They have stolen lands, even created the slave trade of the African’s.

    And not only that, if god was all great, why did it allow this to happen, when now it is wrong?

    The song basically questions these facts and does god really exist to, in this case, is a no.
    As there has been nothing to show that if he did, then then what have we seen to prove this.

    God is blind.
    God is nothing without you, as god is created by man, along with the other 3000+ gods.

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    Brian Vanderlip

    From New York Magazine:

    “Slavery, Power and the Human Cost
    1455 – 1775
    In the 15th century, the Roman Catholic Church divided the world in half, granting Portugal a monopoly on trade in West Africa and Spain the right to colonize the New World in its quest for land and gold. Pope Nicholas V buoyed Portuguese efforts and issued the Romanus Pontifex of 1455, which affirmed Portugal’s exclusive rights to territories it claimed along the West African coast and the trade from those areas. It granted the right to invade, plunder and “reduce their persons to perpetual slavery.” Queen Isabella invested in Christopher Columbus’s exploration to increase her wealth and ultimately rejected the enslavement of Native Americans, claiming that they were Spanish subjects. Spain established an asiento, or contract, that authorized the direct shipment of captive Africans for trade as human commodities in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. Eventually other European nation-states — the Netherlands, France, Denmark and England — seeking similar economic and geopolitical power joined in the trade, exchanging goods and people with leaders along the West African coast, who ran self-sustaining societies known for their mineral-rich land and wealth in gold and other trade goods. They competed to secure the asiento and colonize the New World. With these efforts, a new form of slavery came into being. It was endorsed by the European nation-states and based on race, and it resulted in the largest forced migration in the world: Some 12.5 million men, women and children of African descent were forced into the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The sale of their bodies and the product of their labor brought the Atlantic world into being, including colonial North America. In the colonies, status began to be defined by race and class, and whether by custom, case law or statute, freedom was limited to maintain the enterprise of slavery and ensure power.”

    And the Christians of today are crying out ‘All Lives Matter!’ not because they are all-inclusive in love but because if they allow the truth to come out, the church itself is dirtied further than it already is, if that were possible.
    And the evangelicals (including their regular visitors here on Bruce’s blog) will claim that those terrible people were Roman Catholics, not true Christians! All of this rot is leading us down into chaos. The myriad forms of Christianity are all responsible for using ‘faith’ or more surely, ‘faith-sic’ to plunder the world. The plunder is has come home to roost. Where are the honest preachers to tell the world what has been done in God’s name?

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