Atheist Rapper Ensomniak’s Latest Song: ‘Reason’

Atheist rapper Ensomniak is back with his latest song! (It comes on the heels of his previous two, “He’s Coming Back” and “Morality.”)

The song is called “Reason” and it’s full of awesome:

If you got in the maze/ of praise/ ‘cause how you were raised
Get over it/ and tell your parents/ it was just a phase
I’m amazed/ that in this age/ we believe in miracles
In books by men that didn’t know the world was spherical
With nothing empirical/ evidence is irrelevant
Some probably think/ I’m devil sent/ or malevolent
I ain’t doin’ this for the hell of it/ hell is imaginary
Like goblins, trolls, gods, orcs, elves and fairies
You can’t scare me/ my patience is growing very thin
Listenin to adults/ with imaginary friends

[Chorus:]
You can’t give me a reason/ not to use reason
What you’re perceiving/ could be deceiving
I’ll question everything/ that you believe in
Unweaving/ these webs of lies/ long as I’m breathin

The man is three for three.

If you like his music, please consider downloading the track for a dollar and show your support for what he does!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    I watch posts related to black atheists come and go, often times with few comments. I wonder what impressions black atheists might have from seeing so little discussion on posts about other black atheists. A part of me feels guilt or sympathy or something — I’m not sure what it is. Is this weird?

    Regarding a post like this, I normally wouldn’t comment. As my profile link can attest, I rarely listen to rap or closely-related genres. As far as I know, it sounds like a real rap song, but I have no idea if it’s good by the standards of those who enjoy rap.

    I’m in the position of wanting to encourage someone’s work AND avoid it. Like the music of Dan Barker, the cartoons of DarkMatter2525, and the satire of Edward Current (to name a few), I appreciate their contributions to this community and open criticism of religion… though I dislike what they produce. These examples might be the perfect vehicles to reach other people, and that’s definitely a good thing.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

      it’s a good song, if you like hip hop. i don’t know how much radio play it or his others will get; it would be very controversial in urban radio markets and i doubt most commercial stations would be willing to pick it up.

      all art is subjectively appreciated and you shouldn’t feel bad about not liking some even as you appreciate the contribution to secular goals. it just proves that as atheists and freethinkers, we have little in common beyond knowing that proof is important, reason is a better way to use the mind, and being able to stay out of jail. ;-)


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