Music Monday: Jay Z - “Heaven”
October 14, 2013
Syd LeRoy, director of CFI–New York City, recently alerted me to the heresy contained in Jay Z’s most recent album Magna Carta… Holy Grail. The 9th track, “Heaven” is particularly critical of religion.
Here are some select lines from the track:
Conspiracy theorist screaming Illuminati
They can’t believe this much skill is in the human body
Question religion, question it all
Question existence until them questions are solved
I’m secular, tell the hecklers seckle down
Y’all religion creates division
Turn it up and enjoy!
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About the Author: Cody HashmanCody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.
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