Faith - a creature of paradox
Is rooted in fear and trembling
Spawn of a literary hoax?
Or a path to life never ending?
They say it takes one to rise
Above ethics and common sense
(To) defy one’s nature and instincts
(To) become a true knight of faith
Obeying the Dictate Divine
Justifies just about everything
Almighty Father finds satisfaction
In testing our loyalty to the extreme
Like the First patriarch
Intending to kill his precious child
Like Symeon the Stylite
Breeding maggots in his flesh
Self-mutilation is the blessed way
To sainthood and favors from the Lord
And step by step you’ll find ultimate joy
In pain of giving up that what cherish most
Whatever you love more than God
Split the fire-wood!
Bind the child!
Light the fire!
Draw the knife!
And present him as a burnt offering.
Believe by the power of absurd
The only absolute duty
Is the one you owe to God
Forget the earthly happiness
Ignore man-made laws
Respect extreme austerity
Nothing can ever stand before the word and the love of God!
The foundations are fear and trembling
The stepping stones are blood and pain
Torment, suffering, agony, decay
That's what leads to a celestial life