For The Greater Good of God

Album: A Matter of Life and Death (2006)
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  • This song is about religious fundamentalism and fanaticism. Written by Maiden bass player Steve Harris, it's typical of his epic songwriting, with a long instrumental part leading to blinding solos. The lyrics are a sharp criticism of those spreading extreme religious views from various confessions. >>
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    Ryan - Bethany, OK

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  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzAd Majorem Dei Gloriam is the motto of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
  • Chris from Tennessee, TnThis song asks two questions: Why do Religions with the same God fight each other, and which one of these religions did God intend for us to follow?
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