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yea. | Reviewer: Behnam | 7/19/11
this is not an atheist song, JP wrote the lyrics, he is an catholic himself, he is just citing the leaders who use religion for corruption... and it's not only for islam you know, some of the parts kinda sounds like David Koresh stuff ...
i think different... | Reviewer: İbrahim Dilek | 6/22/11
i think this song's melody is fantasic but i cant say same thing for the lyrics im sorry. 'cause im moslim guy and this song is like thought of ateist guys i think so im listening this sons every day but i dont care about the lyrics...
The subject of the song is very broad | Reviewer: CJ | 5/13/11
I don't think this song singles out radical perversions of Islam specifically. I think it's more about perversions of religion in general. I see in the lyrics some very specific references to things like Heaven's gate and David Koresh.
Sacrificed sons is definitely about Al Qaeda and the people who carried out the 9-11 attacks but this song is about people taking religion too far in general.
The truth | Reviewer: Common Sense | 2/17/11
This song is about how Terrorist organizations are using Islam to bring in followers. It does NOT refer to religion in general. It specifically mentions "profit," "Saint," and "messiah." This more or less rules out all forms of polytheism as well as judaism, since they are still waiting for such a person. Also, when you put the music along side the lyrics, the middle-eastern melodies tell you exactly who this song is talking about.
Now, this is NOT attacking Islam as a religion. It is attacking the perversion of a respectable religion for militaristic purposes. It is unfortunate that Islam is the battle cry for current-day terrorists, but it is the truth.
in the name f god? | Reviewer: gabriel | 1/6/11
i damn like that song, its truth some persons are so fanatic of their religion that they blind theirselves and lead them into violence, is not about an specific religion but all religions in general, dontbe like "aw, im felleng bad about that song, its repulssive", comme on its a good song and its a real social problem, im not religious but i had so many experiences in live an religion that its completly true.
muslim | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/4/11
im a muslim girl who bealives in a peacefull way of live'n. realigon is beautiful, in my eyes,and i choose to live by islam, nobody forcet me into it nor "brain washed" me. its basic, the core of it is beautiful. unfortunately, there are a lot of "people" who misuse it. all the ignorant extremists who use violence in the name of god. these people are just animales in my eyes, they slander my religion and distorted the trute (No, it does not say "Kill" or "explode stuff" in our holly book"). and i think thats what the song is about.
"Twisting faith into violence In the name of God", i think it refers to all religions in general...or more to the hypocrite powerdrunk people who're "supervisoring" it.
any way, regardless to disagreements you guys may have, the song is just AMAZING! i love it, and the band as well.
keep on rockin and spreading love.
(*excuse my English, im not so good at it)
religious crimes | Reviewer: not important | 10/12/10
It's almost surprising DT would write such a hard-hitting song about the crimes of religion given some members are religious. But these guys are the best at what they do anywhere and can look beyond the mind-control teachings of their religions to some extent- DT's music and lyrics outshine 99.9% of anything from other bands. I took some of the lyrics to be a recollection of Waco where 76 died but it covers lots of religious issues, hinting back to Christian attitudes to non-believers and the hypocrisy and sexual greed and criminality of men in many (especially crazy American Christian) sects. As a scientist and atheist, I see all religion as utter fucking crap and lies, followed by people who can't think for themselves or rationalise. Big religion is run by idiots or greedy people or both and preys on the uneducated (especially Christians in Africa). This song goes some way to highlighting that and the utter hypocrisy of religion though black and death metal are more sharply focused on the target (e.g. Dimm Borgir).
really people? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/1/10
after reading the lyrics of this song, it becomes quite clear what its about. its not about christianity being evil, its not about islam being evil, its not about any religion being evil. personally, i am a christian and i think islam is a load of crap but thats completely irrelevant here. this song seems to be about a historical event. some guy claimed to be some prophet sent from God, and he distorted christianity or some religion and gained hundreds of followers. it seems that he practiced polygamy and probably rape, and then in the end, killed 80 of them. 40 men, 40 women. i hate to break apart your argument over religion being crap, but thats really not what the song is about.
just a thought | Reviewer: zen | 9/14/10
well i think, this song does not particularly refer to any religion(or shall i say it's not all about that religion) it's about the people who believed in that "not so all about religion", I for one, at first thought that this song refer to Christianity itself but i proved myself wrong lately. There are many religion in this world that people belong too, because i think people is in search for the truth everyday that's why they shift from one religion to another, it's just a song that reminds us of what we have done for our idea's and belief, and that's why i truly respect Dream Theater for making this wonderful song haha, by the way sorry for my wrong grammar, i'm not that fluent in english...
In the name of god | Reviewer: Christian | 9/9/10
I really dont believe in anything. But I do atleast respect those who do. I am christian but I still think that church and religion is just 1 big brainwash mindfuck. But well let people belive if they do, not my problem. Dream theater for the win. So beautiful music.
response to 'islam' | Reviewer: eman | 8/22/10
wow this is not about islam at all. Only your racism and ignorance make you to believe that.
It's about the shames of religion in general...(not to mention the fact that they mentioned the word crusade instead of jihad)
Duh...stupid american stop hating on islam just cause you are raised to hate them
Just a christian folk | Reviewer: Doesn't matter | 7/29/10
I have nothing against any type of religion, but some religious people are just... well, talking about christians, some even go against their God's will by trying to force other people to believe in him, like the church did so many years ago, killing in the name of God, is that even what he wants? Of course not. In the same way I am against these people, I'm against those who mock religion and people beliefs because of what the church has done, of what the pope thinks, etc. I, as a christian, don't even care about 99% of what the pope says, he's wrong in so many things, every pope has been, but I take offense when people mock me for believing. I believe that Jesus walked this earth, I believe in God, but I don't believe in the church, I don't believe in the pope and I don't believe in my fellow brothers that judge people for not believing in what they do. It's wrong, and it's not what Jesus would have wanted, some christians need to open their eyes to what their Lord really wanted them to be. Every single one that lives a peaceful life, that loves their family, friends, respects other beings, human or not, have their place in the afterlife, even if they don't believe in God, some of these people that don't believe lead a much more "christian" life than a big part of christians.
Islam | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/29/10
i believe this song to be against islam. it is against the Qur'ran's holy jihad and sri allah. people call those who practice it to be extremeists. it is written in their book to do that, so they are supposed to. the "self=proclaimed messiah" would be muhammed. and he led followers to their death. as did he murder in the name of god.
Goddamn | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/26/10
Why does everyone assume that this song is about Christianity? The song only says "god" which could mean any god. The lyrics point much more clearly to a cult religion. Y'know, the whole "Self proclaimed messiah", "forty sons and daughters, plural unconsenting wives" Really doesn't scream Christianity to me, where the priests are celibate.
The only problem | Reviewer: Your Name | 6/24/10
I've had some time to think, (I'm still the same person who posted under the same name). The reason why people fight over religion is misunderstanding, they believe they are right. The only way to solve this is to get rid of the problem, that is to say the people. People are the only problem the world has ever had. Therefore by getting rid of the people (all humans) we remove corruption, poverty, and all other human problems.
By the way, I have a classmate who I told about me being 75% aetheist, and when we argue and he has nothing else to say he uses his religion against me. Just a thought.
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