Die Religion Die

Last night, while on a run (i want to try to run at least 3 times a week....though I don't like it I realize that I need some sort of exercise in my life), I was listening to my iPod. A friend had given me a bunch of music and I decided to listen to an album by the former guitarist of Korn, Brian "Head" Welch. As I was running and listening the song Die Religion Die came on, and I almost stopped running just to focus on the words. They resonated with me, especially the part about the church and what it truly exists for. I believe the point of this song is that religion can and way too often gets in the way of relationship with God. We make it about rules and regulations when Jesus said, "The truth shall set you free." (not bind you up with other rules and regulations). Our lives should be about relationship, love and grace and not religion (though religion as defined this way..." A religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs."....isn't in itself truly bad. Just when we begin to make up the "moral code" and add to what Jesus was all about "The Kingdom of God." So here are the lyrics to the song:

I'm sick of all your rules

They're so man made

You treat them all like fools

You put my name to shame

I'm everything you're not

I give them love

My ways you have forgot

You put yourselves above

I'll testify

It's time to see Religion die

The truth can't lie

It's time to see Religion die

Who cares?

Who's right?

It's time to see Religion die

I'll crush the fight

It's time to see Religion die

My Church is not inside

You're building walls

On Sundays you all hide

While the world just falls

Now go into the world

And destroy hell

You have authority

Use it for the kill

Children come

Away with me

I want you all

To be mine

I am

Taking back what's mine, and

You've killed too much time with

Pointing all your fingers at your kids that's why they're lost

Try to look deep in their eyes

You will see suicide

Blame it on yourself cuz no one else will pay your price

Your price

Die just

Die Religion

Do not be afraid

Religion is man made

Everything is OK

The rules have just been changed

Here is a video of the song: