I’m Apparently ‘Outraged’ at Carrie Underwood

And if you’re an atheist, you are too. So says a wave of right-wing websites that have declared that we atheists are furiously angry at Carrie Underwood because her new song has a Christian theme. Since I’ve never heard the song and almost certainly never will, I can’t imagine what I or anyone else has to be upset about, but site after site tells me we all are. Tell Me Now says:

Tell Me Now says that, “Atheists are outraged that such a hit-maker as Underwood would dare to sing about Christianity, but Carrie doesn’t seem to care.

“Country music is different. You have that Bible Belt-ness about it,” she said. “I’m not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith or any of that, and I won’t be the last. And it won’t be the last for me, either. If you don’t like it, change the channel.”

And they give a hat tip to the Conservative Tribune, which says:

Atheists, a typically cranky and nasty bunch, have a new target in their sights and it’s country music star Carrie Underwood, who recently released a new song expressing her Christian faith and values.

In the song, titled “Something in the Water,” Underwood discusses baptism and being “washed in the blood,” both of which are strong themes and subjects in the Christian religion. Lyrics throughout the song paint a picture of someone coming to the desperate realization they are hopelessly lost without God and need Him for salvation. You can almost hear the atheists throwing temper tantrums every time this song comes across the radio.

Oh, I see. You can’t find any actual atheist who is throwing a temper tantrum, but you imagined some and that means there must be some. And American Overlook, which carries the subtitle “reporting the truth,” expands it even further:

Country singer Carrie Underwood’s new song “Something in the Water” has liberals and atheists everywhere infuriated because in the song she expresses her Christian faith and values.

While many country songs tend to have Christian influences, this song in particular has atheists outraged because of its religious nature and direct correlation to Christianity…

While atheists and liberals are angry that such a public figure would sing about Christianity, Underwood does not seem bothered by it.

Political Insider says we’re “MAD AS HELL.” Not one of these articles quotes even a single atheist, of course, but they’ve imagined atheists being angry about it and if they can imagine it, it must be true.

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  • http://www.electricminstrel.com Brett McCoy

    Every atheist I know has shrugged and said “I don’t care what she sings about”.

    Singing about Christianity is nothing new in popular music. Even Black Sabbath did a pro-Christianity song.

  • Fortesque

    I imagine all the conservative propaganda machines imploding under their own dishonesty, but alas, it will never be true.

  • Athywren

    Interesting… I am outraged by Christian themes in music? But… one of my favourite bands is Sixpence None The Richer – a band whose name is a reference to “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis… and yet the fact that an act that I’ve never listened to is singing about Christian ideas is supposed to be enraging me? I’m going to have to think about what this says about my mental state. I didn’t even realise she made me this angry!

  • John Pieret

    Unless the government makes me listen to the song in order to get access to government hearings and services, why should I or anyone give a shit?

  • raymoscow

    I’m still outraged about the Dobbie Brothers’ ‘Jesus is just alright with me’. I can’t go through this again.

  • John Pieret

    P.S. If the government made me listen to it, it would be the government I’d be angry with, not Underwood.

  • opie

    Conservative Christians are MAD AS HELL that liberal atheist blogger claims NOT to be MAD AS HELL in contradiction to reports that all atheists are MAD AS HELL about new Carrie Underwood song that surely must have made all atheists MAD AS HELL despite their MAD AS HELL protestations to the contrary.

  • dingojack

    Yes, I often get mad about people of whom I’ve never heard*. @@

    Dingo

    ——–

    * I gather she’s some kind of country and western singer. Well at least she’s not an actual musician.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    Who’s Carrie Underwood?

  • raven

    Since I’ve never heard the song and almost certainly never will,

    I’ve never even heard of Carrie Underwood.

    Doesn’t look like I’m missing anything.

    This is just a marketing PR campaign.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    I’m NOT an atheist (in fact, I probably believe in more Gods than everyone else who reads this blog put together), and I’m (“apparently”) outraged at Carrie Underwood because her music just plain sucks. A generically pretty young woman singing generically down-home country-pop songs. Her latest gig doing pep-rally songs for pro football games is just her latest suck.

    If you don’t like it, change the channel.”

    You don’t have to tell me that twice. Or even once, for that matter…I never have my telly tuned to her channel in the first place.

  • D. C. Sessions

    they’ve imagined atheists being angry about it and if they can imagine it, it must be true.

    As distinct from their religion … how?

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    Atheists christians, a typically cranky and nasty bunch…

    Carrie who?

  • rationalinks

    I’m just “MAD AS HELL” that they play her on the radio at all. Have you heard her songs, they are awful (she has an lovely voice, but her songs…ugh).

  • Athywren

    @Raging Bee

    I’m outraged that you believe things that I don’t. OUTRAGED!

  • RickR

    Just more of that good ole christian persecution complex. If you can’t find any atheists that are MAD AS HELL that you’re singin’ ’bout Jesus, just make some up and strike a “defiant stance”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159674804 robertbaden

    Is it as good as Miserere by Allegri? If it is it might be worth listening to it.

  • raven

    Country music, meh. Who cares?

    I listen to classical music anyway on the radio.

    You know, Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Buffalo Springfield, Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, etc..

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/crommunist Crommunist

    I’ll bet that there are as many atheists outraged at Carrie Underwood as there are doctors who hate the mom who discovered that “one weird trick” to weight loss or whiter teeth or hairless nipples or whatever the scam du jour is.

  • Uncle Ebeneezer

    My distaste for her music may have deepened with her addition of some overtly Xtian lyrics, but only marginally so. I just hope the country band I sometimes sub for, doesn’t add this one to the set, otherwise it won’t really effect me in any way.

  • HappyHead

    Last time I checked (admittedly, at least three years ago so I may be out of date) you couldn’t even sell a country album if two out of every three songs weren’t about god and how very religious you were. Why would anyone be outraged that this Carrie Underwood person is doing the same?

    Also, am I the only one who’se first thought upon seeing the title of this article thought it had to do with House of Cards?

  • kantalope

    I’m mad as meh, and won’t take it anymore.

  • gussnarp

    I love me some old time spirituals, old country, bluegrass… I’ll even sing along, passionately singing lyrics that are the antithesis of my actual thoughts. Doesn’t bother me a bit. The only thing that might annoy me about this song, had I ever heard it, is that it’s probably the typical country-pop drivel that passes for country music these days.

  • jamessweet

    Breaking news: Atheists have been known to silently roll their eyes when Carrie Underwood comes on the radio. Won’t someone think of the children?

  • teawithbertrand

    I agree with Raven, This is nothing but marketing. Underwood’s label knows their demographic and how to appeal to them. This “Atheists hate this!” nonsense is not unlike the “Watch this video before it’s banned,” or the “This is the video (or book, or CD, or etc.) they don’t want you to see,” advertising ploys we see every day.

    The only reason I recognize Underwood’s name is because of her last single “Jesus Take the Wheel”. A steamier pile of Christian tripe set to music you would be hard-pressed to find. This is kind of her schtick.

  • Randomfactor

    You can’t find any actual atheist who is throwing a temper tantrum, but you imagined some and that means there must be some

    Hey, that worked for their concept of a deity. If all you have is a hammer…

  • howardhershey

    Doesn’t almost every famous recording artist have a Christmas album? Including a number by Jewish artists like Barbara Streisand, and Bob Dylan (during the time he was Jewish).

    http://www.jewcy.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/top_10_christmas_albums_made_jews

  • dugglebogey

    I’m an atheist, and I enjoy some songs with christian themes. I even like some (gasp!) christmas music!

    You know what would help christians a lot when dealing with atheism and atheists? If they would grow the fuck up.

  • dugglebogey

    Are christians enraged by these christmas songs?

    “The Christmas Waltz”

    “Silver Bells”

    “Winter Wonderland”

    “Santa Baby”

    “Sleigh Ride”

    “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

    “Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow”

    “The Christmas Song”

    “White Christmas”

    They were all written by jewish people.

  • cptdoom

    I have to admit I don’t dislike Ms. Underwood’s music, although I’m not going to buy any of it. Wonder what all those good Christians think about “Before He Cheats” in which she takes retribution on a cheating boyfriend by destroying his property and disdaining he latest pick-up because she can’t drink whiskey (unlike, apparently, Ms. Underwood)?

    I do admit to being outraged by the songs of Creed, another group that tended to use Christian imagery in their songs, but that was because their music was self-indulgent, derivative crap. And my favorite Christmas Carol is “O Come All Ye Faithful,” especially in Latin.

  • sinned34

    I see your Carrie Underwood atheist outrage and raise you Christian outrage over Gwar, Slayer, Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Tool (the song “prison sex” was actually banned in Canada). I recall there being righteous indignation over the Barenaked Ladies, for crying out loud.

    But hey, Christians have been outraged by almost every single popular music act in the last century or two. I recall being told by church elders that I shouldn’t be listening to Deliverance or Tourniquet, two Christian metal bands that whose entire album discographies were probably more religious than any Carrie Underwood song.

    Like has been said by others in this thread though, this is nothing more than linkbait marketing. “Carrie Underwood wrote a song about Jesus. You won’t believe what atheists did next!”

  • Martin, heading for geezerhood

    Carrie who?

    Ah! It appears as though she’s a musical performer who covers a gamut of styles…both country and western.

    If you want to listen to music about baptism (& teen lust…as David Byrne said “all about spurting Jesus”) you can’t do much better than “Take me to the River”…any version.

  • http://Reallyawakeguy.blogspot.com somnus

    Every article I’ve seen spouting this line also exhorts readers to listen to the song and provides a link to it. It’s a marketing tool. I find the campaign both comical and aggravating at the same time.

    Comical because it’s a tacit admission that the song isn’t very good. None of these articles tell their readers “listen to her song because it’s inspirational,” but rather “listen to her song because you hate atheists and atheists hate her song.”

    Aggravating because there’s a large enough segment of society for whom “…because you hate atheists…” is acceptable and effective that doing so can drive marketing.

  • cjcolucci

    gussnarp beat me to it. Now, if the song slammed people who didn’t subscribe to a particular type of Christianity, suggesting that in this world we’ll kill babies and eat puppies, and that in the next we’ll fry in Hell forever, that might legitimately tick off some atheists, but I doubt that a bland pop product like Carrie Underwood has that kind of song in her, or, if she did, that her handlers would let her release it.

  • http://tailotherat.blogspot.com namowal

    Don’t worry, I’m sure some crank will cite this link as “proof” of said outrage, even though you pointed out that nobody is, in fact, outraged.

  • pianoman, Heathen & Torontophile

    Nobody gives a shit, Carrie!

    And you’re a country singer. If you aren’t singing songs about god, you’d sing one about a pickup truck,

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.criley jason the cripple

    This isn’t even the first time she’s done a Christian themed song. One of her first “hits” was “Jesus Take the Wheel” It’s about a woman whose driving at night with her baby in the back seat, hits a patch of ice on the road, and instead of trying to control the vehicle, lifts her hands from the wheel and screams, “Jesus take the wheel.” Then when it turns out the both survive, she tells Jesus to take the wheel again, but this time, she means take over her life for her because she can’t do it.

    It’s a vacuous, and intellectually insulting song, and yet not a single fuck was given about it by Atheists.

  • John Horstman

    Shoot, when I first started reading I thought it was going to be about a House of Cards character. I stopped caring when I realized she’s a singer. I think they’ve confused “not caring about or paying attention to in the slightest” with “outrage”.

  • Doug Little

    Carrie Who?

  • dingojack

    “… and then who should come across this man , beaten and robbed and left to die in the street, but a SAMARITAN (you know, those guys who we hates to pieces) …”

    Sorry, their own (unread) holy book struck me as a somehow appropriate antidote to these unremarkable Liars for Jeeebus ™.

    Dingo

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    They do love their strawmen, don’t they?

    Personally, I think some of the most beautiful music ever written is Christian. Take Bach, for instance, or Handel. I’m fond of Christian hymns from the 18th and 19th centuries, especially those from Wales. Beautiful music and poetry; the fact that the poetry is about a fantasy doesn’t detract from it at all.

    Of course, some of the most horrific music ever written is also Christian: Praise music. It has no life or passion. Nothing but a few words repeated over and over again. Skeptinurse has described it as “7-11” music: 7 words repeated 11 times.

  • vmanis1

    I don’t really remember ever hearing Ms Underwood sing, but I cordially dislike much country music. That said, I hope conservatives appreciate that she supports marriage equality. They can be shocked, appalled, or both shocked and appalled, as they choose.

  • Doug Little

    Just doing a quick glance of the comments it seems to me that a lot of people here don’t listen to mainstream music anyway. If this is representative of atheists as a whole then most atheists probably haven’t even heard any of Carrie Underwood’s music. I certainly wasn’t aware that I should be outraged by her lyrics until it was bought to my attention on this blog. Something is in the water alright and it’s most possibly LSD given the amount of straw manning going on.

  • http://denkeensechtna.blogspot.com Deen

    It’s just marketing. In the Conservative world, anything that pisses off atheists and liberals must be good. So they’re promoting this artist by preemptively claiming we’ll be offended, even though most of us never heard of the singer or will hear her songs.

  • Loqi

    Why would this outrage anyone? The Jesus song is one of the four main archetypes of modern country music (the other three being the proud to be a redneck song, the yay America song, and the generic pop song with a banjo part awkwardly stapled to it). It would be like being outraged at an Irish band for doing a reel. More likely, nobody is outraged, and this is her marketing people phoning it in.

  • http://wordsgood4598.wordpress.com/author/wordsgood4598/ wordsgood

    I’m an atheist that loves C&W music. I know who Carrie Underwood is and think she makes great music. Do I care that most of Country music has religious based lyrics and that it’s biggest stars are self proclaimed hard core Xians? No. Why should I? Good music is just that, good music.

    Like

  • D. C. Sessions

    If you aren’t singing songs about god, you’d sing one about a pickup truck,

    Or cheating. Or drinking.

    The best, of course, involve all four. Cheating on your pickup truck while drinking with Jesus would be a chart-topper.

  • dingojack

    Dear Ms Underwood (whoever the hell you are):-

    See here.

    Thanks

    Dingo

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Funny to see this come up, as this morning I gave Kenny Rogers’ 1980 hit “Coward of the County” a listen. I suspect the song, which includes lyrics about what is very obviously a woman being raped, probably wouldn’t get on a country music playlist if it was new. The programmers would think it would bring down their listeners because it isn’t an ode to trucks and booze. Funny that big ole mainstream Kenny Rogers, one of the biggest artists of the late ’70s and early ’80s, was probably more edgy 30 some years ago than a lot of today’s country stars ever will be, with their faux redneck schtick and other nonsense.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Who could possibly be outraged at Bobby Bare’s “Drop Kick Me Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)”? It’s hilarious!

  • ckdhaven

    Kind of a slimy way to market a song which you’re saying is supposed to be positive….

  • Chiroptera

    Oh, great. Now i see a movie in the future with Kevin Sorbo or someone about a Christian country music entertainer who has to wade through gauntlets of angry atheists!

  • dingojack

    Wait now — Christians are planning to send atheists to FEMA camps to be killed and made into gloves?!?

    :) Dingo

  • schusterfleck

    Not only am I not offended by this, sometimes I sing “God Bless the Child” at my own solo gigs.

  • cptdoom

    This isn’t even the first time she’s done a Christian themed song. One of her first “hits” was “Jesus Take the Wheel” It’s about a woman whose driving at night with her baby in the back seat, hits a patch of ice on the road, and instead of trying to control the vehicle, lifts her hands from the wheel and screams, “Jesus take the wheel.” Then when it turns out the both survive, she tells Jesus to take the wheel again, but this time, she means take over her life for her because she can’t do it.

    Oh, man I hate that song – and forgot she did a cover of it. If you don’t know to stomp and steer you shouldn’t be allowed to drive.

  • dingojack

    Whew – lucky you don’t sing it at other people’s solo gigs.

    :) Dingo

    ———–

    Great song. Born of a blazing row initiated by an act of charity. (so they say).

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Chiroptera, I’m sure they’ll use some real country singer instead of Sorbo. For added right wing crank power they can add in Lee Greenwood and Charlie Daniels.

  • schusterfleck

    #56 Heh, well sometimes I am hired to sing music that’s even more religious than that (for weddings etc.), so there is a distinction to be made. :)

  • eric

    PR agent 1: “Gosh this song is bland. How can we get people interested in it?”

    PR agent 2: “I know! Let’s tell country music fans that certain people don’t like it and think its objectionable. If they think someone else hates it, they’ll think they are being risque and daring for listening to it. Should we say muslims hate it, liberals hate it, or atheists hate it?”

    PR agent 1: “Let’s start with atheists, our buyers hate them the most. We can throw in one of the others if sales don’t go up right away.”

  • raven

    The Jesus song is one of the four main archetypes of modern country music (the other three being the proud to be a redneck song, the yay America song, and the generic pop song with a banjo part awkwardly stapled to it).

    There are more than 4 C&W archtypes.

    The main theme is how miserable their lives are. It’s lower class music.

    Pickups. Drinking. Bars. Infidelity i.e. cheating. The animal songs, about horses and dogs (they don’t do cats for some reason.)

    I once tried to write a generic country song.

    Well, my dog died and my wife ran off with the preacher.

    So I got in my pickup which wouldn’t start.

    Got a jump and headed for the saloon.

    Picked a fight with a liberal lawyer from New York..and lost.

    Chorus

    Won’t you help me jesus

    Send me an angel

    With a 4 wheel drive Chevy pickup

    And a decent left hook.

    (This is why I went into science.)

  • Who Cares

    Raven, please leave me out of the debate if it is country music 😉

    Anyhow I wonder if I can get heads to implode by sending them my playlist. Seeing there is not a lot of classical music that is specifically atheist.

  • HappyHead

    @60 Raven:

    A really old Country song (1978) from David Allan Coe (You never even called my by my name) had some commentary about that, and how he thought he’d written his first country song, but his agent pointed out all of the missing parts, so he added a verse:

    “I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison / And I went to pick her up in the rain / But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck / She got run over by a damned old train.”

  • caseloweraz

    Conservative Tribune: Atheists, a typically cranky and nasty bunch, have a new target in their sights and it’s country music star Carrie Underwood, who recently released a new song expressing her Christian faith and values.

    Sure we are — unlike the Christians, who never would express outrage and call for boycotting musicians like the Indigo Girls for expressing ideas they disagree with. /sarc

    This does look like a marketing ploy, which doesn’t preclude some of the sources from believing such tripe.

    There is a lot of Christian music which is of high quality. “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming” by Michael Praetorius comes to mind. I enjoy hearing Handel’s Messiah, and I sang it one time as part of a chorus. (Of course that was back when I was nominally Christian. But it’s complex and challenging to sing or to listen to, which makes it enjoyable.

  • caseloweraz

    Wait now — Christians are planning to send atheists to FEMA camps to be killed and made into gloves?!?

    Dingojack throws down the gamut. 😉

  • Nemo

    I’ve never been offended by an artist expressing Christian themes, alone. Some of my favorite songs… The only time it’s bothersome is if they actually go after unbelievers, which is rare. In fact, the only example I can think of is Paula Cole, who thoroughly alienated me with her song “The Rhythm of Life”.

  • Sastra

    If you don’t like it, change the channel.”

    But changing the channel is outrage! So is rolling your eyes! So is calling it “bland pop” or “typical country drivel” or ” a vacuous and intellectually insulting song!” OUTRAGE!

    Somehow I think the words “Carrie Underwood” goes better with “miffed.”

  • moarscienceplz

    Are Christians outraged by Hozier’s Take Me to Church?

  • steve78b

    Since Hell is a made up imaginary place. I guess we are not mad at all at the song.

    Jesus Take The Wheel made me spit out a mouthful of beer and laugh. Wasted beer and felt bad.

  • Artor

    Even Black Sabbath did a pro-Christianity song.

    Now THAT’S offensive!

  • daved

    I recall there being righteous indignation over the Barenaked Ladies, for crying out loud.

    I love Barenaked Ladies. And I love that Canadian musical group of the same name, too!

  • david

    I’m outraged at JS Bach. How dare he make the B minor mass into a religious work?

  • http://withinthismind.com/ WithinThisMind

    I downvoted the song when it happened to pop up on Pandora. So, it’s my fault. Everyone can blame me.

  • anbheal

    I want Marvin Gaye and Solomon Burke BANNED, Satan Damnit, BANNED!!!

    Oh wait….they’re black….never mind……

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Yeah, everyone clearly remembers the ’80s, when the atheists dragged all the good, god-fearin’ country music singers to Washington DC to have hearings on just how awful their ‘satanic’ lyrics were, and how they were promoting sex, drugs, guns, and pickups!

    Hrm, something seems to be slightly off there…..

  • Nemo

    I mean, when Bono sings “A place that has to be believed, to be seen,” it does make me think “Ah, what a cute, clever way to express Christianity’s most repugnant doctrine.” But mostly he seems like a good guy.

  • Nemo

    So, I looked up the actual lyrics to this Carrie Underwood song:

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/carrieunderwood/somethinginthewater.html

    and found nothing there to outrage me. It’s just kind of dumb.

  • freehand

    Austin Lounge Lizards – one of my favorite country bands:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAdN-LbCLxY

    .

    “I’m raising my kids in a (self)righteous way,

    So don’t be sending your kids to my house to play,

    Yours will grow up stoned, left leaning and gay,

    Jesus called me and you’re gonna pay.”

    .

    Not their best (that would be “Stupid Texas Song”) but pretty darn good. Like most Country or Western musicians, they’re only sometimes religious.

  • Electric Shaman

    RABBLE!!! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!!!! LOUD NOISES!!!! RABBLE RABBLE!!! BURN HER!!!!

    Now that I’ve done my obligatory Atheist Outrage, I find it difficult to take their accusations that atheists are ill-tempered and overly sensitive when every year we have to suffer through weeks of red faced angry pundits and endless bleating about the War on Christmas because some people prefer to say “Happy Holidays” as oppossed to “Merry Christmas”.

    And yes, I have shamelessly stolen from and combined South Park, Anchorman and The Holy Grail for my outrage…

  • DonDueed

    Carrie Underalls. Wasn’t she in that movie with Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield?

  • samgardner

    I love river baptisms. It always reminds me:

    A man is stumbling by the riverside totally drunk when he comes upon a preacher baptising people in the river. He staggers to the river’s edge and subsequently falls in. The preacher turns around and is almost overcome by the smell of alcohol. He asks the drunk, “Are you ready to find Jesus?”

    The drunk answers, “Yes I am”.

    So the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the water. He pulls him up and asks the drunk, “Brother, have you found Jesus?”

    The drunk replies, “No, I haven’t”.

    The preacher shocked at the answer, dunks him into the water again for a little longer this time. He again pulls him out of the water and asks, “Have you found Jesus, my brother?”

    The drunk answers again, “No, I haven’t”.

    Bu this time the preacher is at his wits end and he dunks the drunk in the water again, but this time he holds him down for about 30 seconds, and when he begins kicking his arms and legs, he pulls him up. The preacher again asks the drunk, “For the love of God, have you found Jesus?”

    The drunk wipes his eyes and catches his breath and says to the preacher, “Are you sure this is where he fell in?”

  • coffeehound

    samgardner@ # 80,

    Heh. I’m stealing that…

    It was said upstream but I’ll chime in, Handel, Bach, anything in classical music prior to the 1920’s and most after; My personal thing is real gospel and it’s profound effect on so much of music and not just American; try finding God-free music in there anywhere. And I don’t care. If this is the presumed muse for the artist, and it’s not smug sanctimony directed at others why would I give two shits? The only problem I have is with crappy music. Now if I’m in the position where I have to push a crappy song by pulling a cynical trick like generating resentment toward a group of people who are just going along and minding their own business, most of whom wouldn’t know or care about said spinning turd, well……that would piss me off. But I don’t have to be responsible for a skeezy, cheap ploy like that so in the end I’m actually quite happy. So, meh.

  • Alex

    I’m an atheist and I’m outraged about all kinds of things! Can I get a gig in marketing maybe? I’d appear in commercials yelling angrily about the product or service and then cue the voiceover “The new XYZ – filthy atheists like Alex hate it! Find out why at http://www.XYZ.com or like us on facebook!”

  • lorn

    I, for one, am adamant in my meh.

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty — Survivor

    *opens one eye*

    Nope. Don’t care.

    *goes back to sleep*

  • Nick Gotts

    Carrie Who?

    Good music is just that, good music. – wordsgood

    Yes, but what relevance does that have to C&W?

  • Jackie

    I think I recognize her name, but I don’t even know if I’ve heard her songs or not. Meanwhile, God is mentioned in every other country song and there are Christian rock bands on the top 40 stations here. I really could not care less about one more Jesus-y song in the world.

  • macallan

    So some country singer I’ve never heard of ( unsurprisingly, since I avoid the genre like the plague ) made a jesus song.

    Tomorrow’s headline: Atheists outraged – pope found to be catholic!

  • Athywren

    @macallan, 87

    Tomorrow’s headline: Atheists outraged – pope found to be catholic!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLyxmD_UAK4

  • http://Www.metalmischief.com YOB – Ye Olde Blacksmith

    Mmmm sweet succulent Outrage1 *drools*

     

     

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  • davem

    I’d never heard of Carrie Underwood, so I went to Yuotube and listened to said song. Is there a word that isn’t quite as overl;y enthusiastic as ‘meh’? I need it right now.

  • DrewN

    She makes christian themed country songs all the time, this isn’t a new territory for her. I’m more outraged (not really) by one of her other songs from a few years ago.

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/carrieunderwood/jesustakethewheel.html

    Synopsis of that one is; She’s speeding on an icy road in the middle of the night with an infant in the back seat. She hits a patch of black ice and decides it’s a super great idea to take her hands off the wheel & pray rather then practice defensive driving. Through sheer dumb luck she and her baby don’t die & she resolves to trust Jesus rather then try to solve her own problems from then on.

  • https://www.facebook.com/joseph.sexton.7 Joseph Sexton

    Are there no football fans here? Carrie Underwood is the replacement for Faith Hill singing the theme song for Sunday Night Football.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    This atheist used to perform in a mediæval music group, which meant that most of our repertoire was religious.

    I happily admit to having felt a frisson of delight when singing the sequence ‘Stond wel modor’.

    Now I might dislike her for singing crappy Christian songs, but it won’t be for the religious content…

  • hyrax

    Personally I’m still outraged that Creed ever got radio play, but that’s because they were terrible and they showed up on every rock station in the late ’90s-early aughts when I was a teen.