Probably the deepest punk lyrics I’ve ever heard.

 

The Science of Myth – Screeching Weasel

 

If you’ve ever questioned beliefs that you hold you’re not alone

But you oughta realize that every myth is a metaphor

In the case of Christianity and Judaism there exists the belief

That spiritual matters are enslaved to history

The Buddhists believe that the functional aspects override the myth

While other religions use the literal core to build foundations with

See, half the world sees the myth as fact while it’s seen as a lie by the other half

And the simple truth is that it’s none of that

And somehow no matter what the world keeps turning

Somehow we get by without ever learning

Science and religion are not mutually exclusive

In fact, for better understanding we take the facts of science and apply them

And if both factors keep evolving then we continue getting information

But closing off possibilities makes it hard to see the bigger picture

Consider the case of the woman whose faith helped her make it through when she was raped and cut up left for dead in a trunk

Her beliefs held true

It doesn’t matter if it’s real or not ‘cause some things are better left without a doubt

And if it works then it gets the job done

Somehow, no matter what, the world keeps turning

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