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GUEST,Paul Burke Lyr Add: A Carol For Sceptics/Skeptics (34) A Carol For Sceptics 02 Dec 04

We evolutionary materialists don't have many Christmas carols, so here's one. It's a bit more preachy that I would have liked, but whatthehell.

A Sceptical Carol

The rain fell from a sky of grey
Above the cave where a baby lay.
No choirs of angels sang his praise,
No shepherds stood in rapt amaze.
A fallen girl, her husband old,
The inn was full, the night was cold,
The dirty straw lay on the earth
Where Mary gave her baby birth.

And as that child to manhood grew
Both pain and joy in life he knew-
Peace and rest at journey's end,
Betrayal by his dearest friend.
He scorned the rich who used the law
To crush the weak and rob the poor.
Inflamed by hate and greed for gain
They nailed him up. He died in pain.

Two thousand years have passed since then
Of grief, and fear, and shame for men,
And still they murder, rape and maim,
And death rains down in Jesus' name.
O'er Jew and Moslem, witch and gay,
The Inquisition held their sway,
And jeering crowds, for Jesus' sake
Dragged helpless victims to the stake.

So superstition lay aside,
Religion gives to us no guide.
The law that rules our lives must be
Our love and shared humanity.
To all accord their human worth,
Not bow to wealth or pride of birth,
For Son of Virgin, child of whore,
The babe was neither less nor more.

(this parts a bit OTT I'm afraid)

The snow lies white upon the ground
(The streams of tracer fly around)
And choirs of children sing His praise
(The rebel town is all ablaze)
The stars shine brightly overhead
(The streets are filled with twisted dead)
Our King shall reign for evermore
(In bitter and unending war)

T: A Sceptical Carol
C:Paul Burke
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Paul Burke

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