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Which song should I write a philosophy paper on?

Asked by flash74686 (478points) January 4th, 2012

So I have an internal assessment due for IB Philosophy tomorrow, and I’m torn between two topics (the prompt is to take a text that isn’t philosophical and analyze it philosophically).

We’ve been studying religion recently, and so I’ve come up with two songs talking about God, so I can use what I just learned.

The first one is pretty well-known: “One of Us” by Joan Osborne. I think with that one, I’d be focusing on the Ontological argument (God is perfect, it is more perfect to exist than to not, therefore God exists) and how it relates to the idea of God being a “slob.”

The second is Dear God by Ferras. I’d be looking at that one from a Theodical standpoint (“If you really exist, why do I have to deal with all this bullshit?”).

But I’m not sure which one I like better. So. . . Which do y’all think would make a more interesting paper?

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