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damn this world | Reviewer: amir | 2/17/09
all the religions are awsome but Islam is perfec,all of the prophets are fine and reliable men,specially Mohammad,I'm a muslim myself and I dont need u to remind me my religion,I know that we're commanded to kill non-beleivers,damn them!....those who do not accept the GOD deserve to die in worst ways...
@Tim Re: Agnostic Approach | Reviewer: Violet Tsirblou | 2/4/09
You honestly have no clue what your talking about in todays society you are allowed to make your own choice on your religious beliefs and if you believe that children are sheltered/brainwashed by their parents then you obviously are living in 1950 and i do realize that the catholic church in particular has participated in many atrocities but this was during a time in which the church was mostly full of corrupt popes and bishops, last i checked Benedict XVI wasn't telling us to go and kill a Muslim.
I think what many of you fail to see is that most religious wars are carried out by fundamentalists or fanatics that is what the terrorist is they are not Muslims rather people using the term to unite others under they're cause. Al Qaeda is an extremist "Muslim" terrorist group that took over the government and forced their fundamentalist beliefs onto the afghanies
so Tim and every other ignorant person on this board should learn that it is you yourselves that have been brainwashed by your own ideals and should rethink you "Agnostic Approach"
oh and swear at me all you want this is the interneti don't care what you say about me
If you're a president, please read this | Reviewer: some nihilist | 2/2/09
well, this song is actually mocking the way extremist do in every religion. EVERY RELIGION. doesn't mean atheist is a good thing.
Islam, Christian, Judaism and most religion are led to good-doing if we keep it straight and play it fair.Why we're fighting each other? Religion teach us to love & respect people, right? To live in peace, right? wish every world leader read this message. btw i'm not too religious myself
fuck u | Reviewer: wolf2009 | 1/13/09
Islam is not a religon that leeds to violence i read the quraan and it prooves that violence is never the way plus they are not the ones being brutal like fukin israel so stop blaming everyone else but yourself
Dan | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/12/09
Great post DaveyG, right on the spot. The song is clearly about radical muslims, you just have to read the lyrics to see it.
"Un-consenting plural wives" - this here rule out jews and christians in one shot (so quit this "its about religion in general" crap)
As for the actual song, its one of the best from DT, a great ending for a great album!
NO... | Reviewer: Nawras | 1/8/09
Well i think that this song is all about religion, not a specific one,
DaveyG is just trying to force the lyric the way he likes to become as it's been written against Islam,
Now-a-days you can see from the news who is killing who, especially in the newest crisis now in the middle east ...
Idiots. | Reviewer: Thump | 1/6/09
This song is NOT meant to attack any one religion as it's general and about ALL religions.
Christian, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, you name it. It's about religions that begin holy wars "in the name of god".
Please tell me you lot aren't this stupid.
HOLY CRAP | Reviewer: OH MY GOD | 1/3/09
This is NOT against Islam... this is against people who use religion as a reason to shed blood.... crusades were the same thing... so do not hit out on people when u got no logic in ur brain... a healthy brain is the best 1... HAVE FUN DT listeners
Look from different ways | Reviewer: Marcinek from Poland | 12/29/08
Well, first of all I'd like to say that this song is awesome, DT are wonderful musicians. Secondly, I don't think that these lyrics are intended to hit Islam as whole religion. 'Islam' means 'peace' if my memory serves me, at least is intended to be understood this way. BUT: everywhere there are a lot of stupid sons of the bitches, who understood religion in their own way. And we cannot judge all Muslims, Jews, Christian and any other belivers by deeds of fucken separatists, or whatever you call them. Enough. This is hat I mean: this song condems only this part of religion which leads to violence. And throughout history it is well known that all religions used violence. Holy wars, crusades, jihad (I don't know how to spell it), intifade. Thre are no innocents in this matter. So, maybe we should think if isn't it about us in some way??
I personnally do not care how do you call Your God.
It's all I think. Again: a great piece of music. And phylosophy too. DT rulez :)
Obviously about Islam | Reviewer: DaveyG | 12/21/08
This song could be said to refer to cults, but it is obviously aimed directly at Islam. The middle eastern scales gave that away haha. But obviously it's not referring to Christianity or Judaism, considering that John Myung is a Christian, and Mike Portnoy is Jewish.
"Straight is the path
Leading to your salvation
Slaying the weak
Islam commands muslims to kill all Jews. That explains the "ethnic elimination".
"Forty sons and daughters
Un-consenting plural wives"
The Qu'ran demands for arranged/forced marriages. Surah 24:31. Go read it.
Led his servants
To their death
In the name of God"
Jesus certainly wasn't self-proclaimed, nor did he lead anyone to their death, nor kill anyone.
Obviously false-prophet mohammed. Mohammed is personally responsible for the deaths of over 600 people.
Citing from the Holy Book
In the name of God"
There are far too many verses I could list from the Qu'ran that command violence and hatred against non-believers. So I'll just give the references:
I suggest you look those up.
This song is obviously about Islam, just like Dream Theater's other song "Sacrificed Sons" is about Islam.
expressions after regret | Reviewer: hamada | 12/14/08
well i used to liscen to dream theater but actualy im really so desapointed now .why all that criticisme to Islam ! before juging any religion ppl must know about it from DiFFRENt PeRSPECTIVES.Eventually i'de like to say to that stupid guy (garumoon)and anyone who make fun from islam praying that he is making fun from himself ,and correct yourself first then jump to others.obviousely its clear that u r incorrect, sick pathetic,GO TO HELL FREAK !!!
Agnostic Aproach | Reviewer: Tim | 12/5/08
First of all. Religion is almost always brainwashing. Children are born into religion all the time, and if you don't think that that is brainwashing then your nothing but a hypocrite. They don't get to live, and study other religions. They are forced by there parent's (who were forced by there parent's etc...) to go too there religious meeting place's. This still goes on today,l everyday, and it scare's me. Second. keep in mind that Catholics are well known for there religious Crusade's. They did teach that it is alright to kill for god. A lot of them were forced to. They literally said to people that if you don't do this you will not be able to enter the kingdom. They even had a possibility to unsure that you did get into heaven, and that was to PAY them. This I think is part of the song. I think that DT is also trying to convey there fear of 1 person having the power to say " Do This" and the whole religious group would do it thinking that it is the right thing to do. There are so many thing's that are so wrong with every religion. Mormons thought that black people were evil until 1979 because they thought that they were the sons and daughters of Cain. Catholics think that babies are born EVIL, and they need to cleanse them of sin. Muslims still teach that killing is good if it is "for there religion." and in the christian, Mormon, and Catholic bible's God has killed so many more people the Lucifer has. You could go on, and on about how faulty religion is but the fact is there is still a tremendous amount of people who believe in it. The great thing is that they are entitled to that belief.I just think that they should not be allowed to teach kids that that is the only way that you can believe. This song to me is just trying to show the many faults there are to any religion. They point out that religion is an indoctrination effect. If you believe it, they now have complete control over you. They are trying to point out the fact that one man being in power can get corrupted very easily. Keep Rocking DT
what its actually about. | Reviewer: Jesper | 10/16/08
This song doesn't just focus on one religion in particular.
I heard from somewhere... I believe it was an interview with one of the band members, but it could be about Jim Jones the guy who led hundreds of people to their deaths in Guyana in 1978, ordering them all to drink cyanide-laced Kool-Aid when the US government investigated whether he was holding people against their wills.
and to Garurumon, you need to stop being so ignorant, people in different places have different beliefs. Who are you to criticize them? Isn't it possible that its just as "ridiculous" that you pray to some god that sent his son who could walk on water and make water into wine to impress us. Look I don't want to go on some socio-religious tirade but you need to seriously consider some things before you say them. Everyone has a right to believe what they want, and even though you may not share their beliefs you need to at least respect them. I'm not saying that you can't say the things you are saying but before you say them please don't be ignorant to the facts.
dun0 | Reviewer: risen | 10/9/08
im using a cellphone right now, so here, i don't really understand the lyrics but after reading the reviews, i agree with the guy that said this song criticizes muslims, though he couldn't spell it right, he had a good point about them, bible never teaches that, and myung is christian :P
this sounds like a song i can play on bass, one of my faves lol,
Universal message. | Reviewer: Blake | 10/3/08
I'm not positive on who exactly they are talking about, if any specific group at all, but I'm pretty sure almost every religion can fall under the category of "killing in the name of god." Christianity included. Dont jump to conclusions and say the song is about Muslims. Actually, dont jump to any conclusions until you can spell Muslims.
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