With God on Our Side!  

macker1965 61M/43F
851 posts
7/7/2006 3:45 pm

Last Read:
7/12/2006 8:59 am

With God on Our Side!

"Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on its side.

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side.

Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
I's made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side.

Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead
When God's on your side.

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.

I've learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God's on your side.

In a many dark hour
I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.

So now as I'm leavin'
I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin'
Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God's on our side
He'll stop the next war"

Bob Dylan

So many wars faught over religion!

Can God be on the side of everyone?

Macker once took up arms!

His domain was being invaded!

The enemy were attacking from every direction!

I got out the rifle I'd borrowed from my neighbour and took aim!

The first couple of shots went astray!

Then one hit it's target and it went down!

I'd wounded him!

Could see him moving!

Went over to check him out!

He looked up at me; with those pittiful eyes; fatally wounded. There was nothing I could do except put him out of his misery.

That was the last shor I ever fired in anger!

Shooting a rabit took so much out of me I never fired a rifle since. That was over 20 years ago. So how is it people can put a gun to another person's head and pull the triger?

Sorry folks this blog is a bit heavy. But just reflecting on how many people have been killed in 'God's' name. And would your God really want all those people killed?


HBowt2 60F

7/7/2006 4:21 pm

great post macker and totally agree with you.....there was a line in a film i saw recently about how many people have been killed since man decided there was only one god....

macker1965 replies on 7/12/2006 9:02 am:

Not sure that all men/women agree there is only one god or mabe it's just that some religions think that there way or worshiping God is the only way. It would be interesting to know how many people have been killed through the ages in the name of God.


rm_mm0206 70F
7767 posts
7/7/2006 11:22 pm

you are right Macker....
right about the wars .....
about mens use of their God and religion as an excuse to kill others

about the poor little rabbit.....


macker1965 replies on 7/12/2006 9:04 am:

thank you. And please don't mention the rebbit! Brings back such painful memories; o.k. I know I mentioned him first!!


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