The Piety of Marilyn Manson (RE The Fight Song)

“Nothing suffocates you more than the passing of everyday human events, and isolation is the oxygen mask you make your children breathe in to survive. But I’m not a slave to a god that doesn’t exist. I’m not a slave to a world that doesn’t give a shit. And when we were good you just closed your eyes.” —Marilyn Manson, The Fight Song.

Manson meant his words to condemn religion and that part of the world which the religious replenish and subdue. However, Manson’s exact words could be stated—and meant—by any and every person of faith:

  1. Nothing suffocates you more than the passing of everyday human events: Your rebellion against the Creator has mired you in apathy towards His amazing world.
  2. Isolation is the oxygen mask you make your children breathe in to survive: You hate God, and you will hate your children unless they hate God. Your children know this and believe that, without your love, they will die. Thus, your hatred isolates your children from the real world (for as long as they bend to your hatred).
  3. I’m not a slave to a god that doesn’t exist: I am a servant to a God that does exist.
  4. I’m not a slave to a world that doesn’t give a shit: I’m not a slave to a part of the world that doesn’t give a shit about anything but justifying their hatred toward God.
  5. When we were good you just closed your eyes: You stubbornly close your eyes to all the good that you know of believers and their deeds. If you were strong enough to be honest, then your vain hatred of God must melt away instantly.

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