Lyr Add: In The Church of the Holy Undecided
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Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY UNDECIDED|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 02:00 PM
Today I discovered there are several videos on YouTube of recitations by Les Barker.
This video contains:
1. The Shipping Forecast
2. In the Church of the Holy Undecided
3. Have You Got Any News of the Iceberg? (Click for lyrics at Mudcat.)
4. The Inflatable Boy
IN THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY UNDECIDED
I want to hear you say, "Yeah!"
I want to hear you say, "No!"
1. We are gathered here together, sister side by side with brother,
To proclaim we are agnostic; don't know one way or the other.
In this we won't be shaken, though hard the winds may blow.
In doubt we are united, and we cry, "We do not know."
Brothers and sisters, I want to hear you say, "Uhhh—" ...
I want to hear you say, "There are two sides to this, you know." ...
2. We hold no fear of persecution. It pains us not, to be derided,
As we stand here in the Church of the Holy Undecided.
O my brothers and my sisters, I know I speak for you
When I say we know for certain that we haven't got a clue.
Brothers and sisters, I want to hear you say, "It's beyond my comprehension." ...
I want to hear you say, "It's a bugger, idn't it?" ...
3. I believe that some believe that their beliefs are true.
Do I believe what they believe? I don't believe I do.
O my friends, be ye contented, for ignorance is bliss.
We stand foursquare behind our message and we don't know what it is.
Brothers and sisters, I want to hear you say, "I am not a sheep!" ...
I want to hear you say, "I will not mindlessly do everything I am told!" ...
(You're not going to do it, are you? They always do it in America.)
4. We know that we don't know, so let our vision still be pure.
We are agnostic fundamentalists. We are fundamentally unsure.
Peace, my sisters and my brothers; the agnostic does not smite.
We are tolerant of others. There's a chance they might be right.
Brothers and sisters, I want to hear you say, "Death to nobody whatsoever!" ...
I want to hear you say, "The infidel might have a good point, you know!" ...