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:
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:
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.
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.