It Seemed The Better Way

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John the Shorts
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Postby John the Shorts » Mon May 05, 2003 1:18 am

Saul/Paul only became involved with Christianity after the religion started to flourish (ie after the death of Jesus) when he initially persecuted christians until he was struck blind on the road to damascus, he regained his sight when he became a Christian.

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jurica
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Postby jurica » Mon May 05, 2003 12:34 pm

my mistake. completely.
i was reading something about st. paul in english (internet), and, as they have different names in our bible (in croatia), i've mistaken the two of them.
pavelmax
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Re: It Seemed The Better Way meaning

Postby pavelmax » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:13 pm

From small clues in the lyrics I think this song is about a vampire who, being immortal and having lived for millennia, met Jesus Christ two thousand years ago and listened him preach. The vampire saw the truth in Jesus words, he saw the light, but also realized he was forever forbidden from salvation because of his own evil nature. This song is about regret and sorrow of somebody seeing the light but not being able to reach it because of his nature.

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