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Why Fight Over a Name?
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A song pointing out that the purpose of religion should be to unite humanity and produce peace and a sense of oneness -- not to divide people with the idea that their religion is superior.
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J.J. Jeffers
J.J. Jeffers and TTAP
Just Wait and See
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Acoustic : Acoustic Folk
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» highest in charts:   # 86   (150,426 songs currently listed in Acoustic)
» highest in sub-genre:   # 13   (19,665 songs currently listed in Acoustic > Acoustic Folk)
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The description says it all, really -- because one of the main problems in the world is "religious" zealots who fight for power, believing that their religion entitles them to rule -- being totally blind to the spiritual reality.
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WHY FIGHT OVER A NAME?

Some people tell you they have found the way,
But I learned all about what they have to say.
And even though I know when I should just shut my mouth,
I gotta say that crusade they’re on is only goin’ south.

I think that after all is said and done,
We will be one for all, and all for one.
To just one truth do many faiths plead.
To just one way do many paths lead.

Chorus: But lots of people say that they know God’s name,
But to me they all just speak of the same,
Of the Great Spirit-Parent who loves us all.
Why fight over a name? Why don’t we tear down that wall?

Now if you are one of those who are seeking to find,
The way to true love, and to ease your mind,
You can find your own path and you are free to choose,
They can lead to the same place, you’ve got nothin’ to lose.

Seek and you shall find, you have your own way,
And for that way, you will not have to pay.
But if on the way you buy the words that others have learned,
You pay for all that midnight oil that you burned.

Chorus: Yes, lots of people say they know God’s name,
But to me they all just speak of the same,
Of the Great Spirit-Parent who loves us all.
Why fight over a name? We don’t we tear down that wall?

Copyright © 2009 - 2014 J.J. Jeffers and TTAP
(Slightly revised from the original written in 1978.)
Written and recorded by Jeffers