An Anthem for Atheists

David Beadle, the Secular Human, has just released a song called “Humanists Agnostics and Atheists” — definitely a unique sound (and I mean that in a good way) and great lyrics. Check it out!



About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Charlesbartley

    Did the whole Christian rock thing with ‘…but the lyrics were good”. Sometimes the music was even good. Can’t see myself getting into proselytizing music of any sort. I like ‘issue’ music though, and I find myself unable to describe the line between them. This struck the proselytizing chord for me though.

  • Mario Strada

    Not a bad beat. The lyrics need a bit of work I think. Some don’t flow as well and I don’t like it when we justify our existence. I think it pouts us in a inferior position. But there are some flashes of brilliance in it.

  • Rain

    It’s a good one but lyrics should be more poetic or ironic–more clever than just being all-out in your face. A good example is “Jesus Saves”. Clever use of irony in the title, “Jesus Saves”, although not so much with the lyrics. However, nobody ever understands what the hell Slayer is saying, so the lyrics work out okay since nobody understand whet the hell they are unless they look at the album jacket.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Oqbeo5A6ujE

  • Sarah

    He sounds a lot like Tim Minchin… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ry140q1a6A

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003755138456 Letterj Doe

    No, no… I’m sorry, I really want to like it, but no. It reminded me of really bad Christian music, but on our side of the spectrum. I would maybe use this on a Christian to try and show them how their music sounds to us. Other than that, no…really. no.

    • Santiago

      :)

    • Tom in Raleigh

      I said a similar thing about some of the rap that was recently posted. It reminds me of Christian rock.

    • Drew M.

      Uh oh. Be prepared to be called a hater for that…

  • Santiago

    It reminds me a little bit of that “secular fun” son you exposed us to a while back.

  • http://twitter.com/yjmbobllns Zach, or: YB

    I always assumed Strauss’ THUS SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA was our anthem. Most obvious, no?

  • Jas.

    Jesus Christ, the first 30 seconds of that was terrible. The rest of it, I couldn’t tell you.

  • Emmet

    Ha ha – that’s awesome! I’ve been enjoying Hemant’s breathless recommendations of “atheist music” recently. I thought it was just us Christians that had the crap contemporary music. This stuff is hysterical. “Humanists, agnostics and atheists – Come out, come out wherever you are!” Ha ha ha wheeeeeee!

  • Tom_Nightingale

    Just had a dance party – with myself! That was cheeky, silly, and fun! Will be playing this at my next solo dance party for sure ;)

  • bernardaB

    I was happy with Imagine by John Lennon.

  • Jarandeh

    I’ll just stick with Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It”.


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