A Happy Song for Thursday

I don’t know much about Steve Camp.  A quick internet search shows me his blog, which shows me he’s angry, republican and conservative.  But this song, from a conference in Austrailia called “Burn Your Plastic Jesus” is quick witted and a funny commentary.  I don’t know how it goes, but the words are chiller.

BURN YOUR PLASTIC JESUS
music by Steve Camp; words by Steve Camp/Aaron Porter

Burn your plastic Jesus
The one you keep hid in your drawer
The one you take to church on Sundays
Then conveniently ignore
He’s not big enough to worship
He’s Gandhi with a grin
He never judges sinners
‘Cause he tolerates their sin

Burn your plastic Jesus
Your social worker for the poor
Political crusader, won’t question your behavior
Don’t demand to be your Lord
He’s your presidential slogan
Your bumper sticker God
Who wants to make you happy
With your BEST LIFE NOW
Oh burn your plastic Jesus
Burn your plastic Jesus

He’s got no power, got no real love
He’s got no cross that he bled and died on
He’s got no tomb that he broke through
Burn this plastic Jesus … he’s just as plastic as you

Burn your plastic Jesus
You’ve got hold up in The Shack
Who shows up as female Papa, Spirit Sarayu
To get the real you back
He’ll help you find your purpose
And pray like Jabez too
Be relevant; emergent
French kiss postmodern truth
Burn your plastic Jesus
Oh burn your plastic Jesus

He’s got no power, got no real love
He’s got no cross that he bled and died on
He’s got no tomb that he broke through
Burn this plastic Jesus … he’s just as plastic as you

It ain’t no plastic Jesus who was Virgin Born
It ain’t no plastic Jesus who was beaten and scorned
It ain’t no plastic Jesus who conquered sin and death
And it ain’t no plastic Jesus who drank the cup of wrath
And it ain’t no plastic Jesus who reigns from heaven’s tower
Who’s King of kings and Lord of lords, the Sovereign with all power
It ain’t no plastic Jesus who we worship and we praise
And it ain’t no plastic Jesus who is the Life, the Truth, the Way

He’s got all power, got true real love
He bore a cross that He bled and died on
There’s an empty tomb that He broke through
He ain’t no plastic Jesus … He came to save the plastic you

copyright Nouthetic Music, August 12, 2008

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2 thoughts on “A Happy Song for Thursday

  1. I like The Shack. Or at least what I’ve read of it so far. and:

    “Your social worker for the poor”?

    not to mention a couple of other things in the song.

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  2. Yeah – I’m not sure I would say I would know what he’s talking about for some of this, much less agree with it. If you google his blog it’s pretty funny how angry this guy is.

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