Keeping God in the American Culture as Depicted in the Audio Adrenaline Song, Can't Take God Away

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Keeping God in the American Culture as Depicted in the Audio Adrenaline Song, Can't Take God Away

Music has always been a big part of our culture. People sing and listen to songs for entertainment and for encouragement. Explore folk songs or Negro spirituals for instance. Many slaves sang spirituals for encouragement and hope to carry them through the rough times they experienced. Even today, most people enjoy listening to music because they can relate to the things about which the artists sing. Often artists sing about things that either upset or please them. These days, much of American music exposes problems in our society. In a song entitled, Can’t Take God Away, the Christian rock group Audio Adrenaline sings about how God is
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Because the schools aren’t allowed to teach that God exists, ("That would be forcing religion on people; we have to have separation of church and state") the government is implying that believing in God isn’t important. According to what we’re taught, "We are all that matters. We’re all good people but we’ll be failures if we don’t make more money than our parents did."

The song deals next with freedom when it says, "You can take my life, my land my liberty/Lock me up, I’ll still be free" in lines 10 - 11. Every day in many parts of the world, governments imprison, beat, torture, and even kill Christians for their faith. To the songwriter, even if he experiences such atrocities, he is still free. Although these horrors are uncommon here in the United States, I believe this statement still applies to our country. Freedoms are still taken away from people because of their beliefs in God, only on a smaller scale. For example, despite the fact that it is illegal, many schools prohibit Christian clubs from using all the resources that are available to other clubs in the school…all in the name of the "separation of church and state" allegedly found in the Constitution.

The song deals lastly with laws when it says, "You can take God out of the law/You can make me listen to ya’ll" in lines 13-14. This statement shows the songwriter’s belief that God has been removed from laws of our country. As with the other excerpts from the

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