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I'm not trying to rip on Alex's finding of Heavenly Pie(Christian stations are one of the few stations that aren't Mexican or country in the boonies out there), but I heard this song on the way home and I started thinking...

Our God is an awesome God,
He reigns from Heaven above,
With wisdom, power and love,
Our God is an awesome God!


Besides being a really sweet song(props out to my Franciscan brother Patrick), well, I was thinking. He's "awesome" relative to other gods, or what? I mean, what about Chandreesh's god/s? I mean, does he have an awesome god too? Is your god more awesome than his god/s? Is it, "This is the one god we have, and he's awesome?" Or is it, "Our god is awesome compared to the other gods!" (Which ain't saying much, IMHO.) Is it really cool to pee your pants? My mom is an awesome mom! (And your moms SUCK!) (Which ain't saying much, IMHO.) Do you guys like this icon? It's my new California icon. My hair looks really nice. My lips are chapped. How can you stay with a fat girl who'll say, "oooohhhhoooohhhhohooo, would you like to marry me? And if you like you can buy the ring! blah blah blah blah!"

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brianjedi
Sep. 21st, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
What's truly scary is that I can SING that song, Vince.

I think it's awesome in the "Creator of the Universe" sense.
democritus
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but which creator of the universe is more awesome?
dragonling
Sep. 21st, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but can you do the ACTIONS?

I can.

And now that song will be in my head the rest of the night.
juniper200
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
I thought it was meant in the "fills with awe" sense.
democritus
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:04 pm (UTC)
That icon fills me with awe. And the urge to smoke weed.
juniper200
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
So long as you call it pipeweed, Gandalf endorses your excellent adventure.
democritus
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, old tovey.
metrochic
Sep. 21st, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
I know this song by memory and even in ASL! Fear my wicked preacher's kid upbringing!
goonhead
Sep. 22nd, 2004 12:41 am (UTC)
What demonination did your father preach in, if I might ask?
metrochic
Oct. 4th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
Full gospel. Sorry that took so long! Just ran across the old comment cleaning out my inbox! Oops!
goonhead
Sep. 22nd, 2004 12:42 am (UTC)
Or your mother, sorry, was a bit sexist there. I re-read your comment and realized the preacher could have been either parent.
withbutterflies
Sep. 22nd, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
Those shock jock radio idiots Opie & Anthony used to do bits with that song. When they'd do the news, every time our troops would kill a bunch of people in Iraq, or when there was that earthquake in Afghanastan, etc they'd start yelling "Allah sucks, our God is an awesome God." and they'd play that song. Sounds stupid but it grew on me. Like fungus.
democritus
Sep. 22nd, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
It really is a catchy tune!
goonhead
Sep. 22nd, 2004 12:47 am (UTC)
How do you talk to an angel?
I associate "Our God is an Awesome God" with this really bad christian heavy metal band that played a few free concerts in my hometown. The lead singer was a tuneless shouter, and their drummer, Ben Winklevoss, was so bad that my buddies and I (who had our own band) had this running gag where we'd play a "Ben Winklevoss" fill, basically an ultra-simplistic bass-drum / snare 1,2,1,2 pattern.

Saying that ones god is an awesome god is a bit like saying nobody rocks like KBER-101 FM. Someone might rock harder, ya never know without actually listening to every station on the planet.
democritus
Sep. 22nd, 2004 08:17 am (UTC)
Re: How do you talk to an angel?
Oh man, that's how I heard it. I had no idea it was a standard song for a lot of people. Rock on, god!
edwardina
Sep. 22nd, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)
I think once you've heard some of that stuff, it's impossible to get it out of your head completely. They make it addictive on purpose.

Kind of goes well with my theory about incense getting people effed up, except that Catholics don't usually use praise choruses.
democritus
Sep. 22nd, 2004 08:51 am (UTC)
Yeah I was going to a different church for a few months while I was in the army and they had this song:

"Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God almighty,
God in three persons,
Holy trinity."

(Or something like that.) And I catch myself singing it every now and then. It's a trip. Also, I LOVE Christmas carols.
edwardina
Sep. 22nd, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay-us. Christmas carols are the shiz-nit!
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