THURSDAY’S THEOLOGICALLY QUESTIONABLE SONG LYRICS: “America Again” by Carman
I cannot even begin to start at how much of this song irritates me, and how much of this song is straight up false. Thomas Jefferson wasn’t a Christian, we can start there. And that Bible he loved? He cut out the parts he didn’t like.
For some real fun, you can read all the lyrics, all 19 stanzas (if you can call them that? is he rapping?) here.
Other Offending (or Offensive?) Lyrics:
In the ‘40’s and ‘50’s student problems were chewing gum and talking
In the ‘90’s, rape and murder are the trend
The only way this nation can even hope to last this decade
Is put God in America again
As a commenter on YouTube put it: “100% true, no one was raped or murdered before the 1990’s.” (Thanks, Tonydelacruz45) And good thing segregation was keeping all the riff raff out back then, the 50s were GREAT!* And lets face it, unless this place becomes a theocracy we can’t even hope to be left as a nation past 2003!!! Wait, what? It’s 2011? Oh. Um. This is awkward.
Also, when did God “leave” America? Is He on vacation?
So when you eliminate the Word of God from the classroom and politics
You eliminate the nation that Word protects
Newsflash: My Bible says nothing about how God will “protect” America as a country, and especially not based on how “good we are” and how moral we can be. Or how much we use the Bible in classrooms or in our political systems. Christianity has historically flourished when the opposite is true.
There’s more I could say on that one, but I’ll stop.
If you feel the need to cleanse the palate a bit after the above video, feel free to go here.