Atheists Don’t Got No Songs.

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I don’t advise checking them out, but if you do, you will notice that the atheist blogs never talk about anything else, and I mean, they never talk about anything else except Jesus Christ. 

Christian bashing is their only interest and their only reason for existing. They are God-obsessed people. 

Given that, it’s sorta sad that, as this little ditty points out, they don’t got no songs. 

Enjoy.

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  • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

    Actually, there is one great musician – Shostakovich – who was certainly an atheist. The trouble is that he writes the most pessimistic music I ever heard.

    • pagansister

      Many great musicians—Shostakovich—being near the top of the list of greats. You have good taste in Classical, Fabio, (and I’m not surprised).

      • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

        Actually, i can’t stand the guy. I once walked right out of a concert of “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk”. My classical favourites include, in no particular order, Beethoven, Bach, Schubert, Verdi, Mozart, Pergolesi and Palestrina.

        • pagansister

          He has his good qualities and music—even though you don’t like him— :-) Your other choices are right on too, Fabio.

  • John J. Jakubczyk

    thanks for posting. It was fun to watch and the harmony was excellent.

  • Bill S

    It’s true. There’s nothing to pump air in our tires, wind in our sails or a skip in our step. It can be depressing.

  • Sven2547

    Depends on the atheist blog.

    In the United States, Christianity is utterly dominant in politics, culture, and social life. In a country where 90% of religiously-affiliated people are Christians, it logically follows that 90% of atheist interaction with religion will involve Christianity.

    If you read about atheists in Turkey and Egypt, most of their criticisms are pointed at Islam, because they’re in a heavily-Islamic environment. Atheists in India deal with Hinduism and local superstitions like “black magic”. Atheists in Haiti debunk voodoo. And so on and so forth.

    For some non-theistic listening, I suggest John Lennon’s “Imagine”, Modest Mouse’s “Styrofoam Boots”, and REM’s “Undertow”.

    • pagansister

      John Lennon’s “Imagine” is truly one of the best songs ever!!

    • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

      That, of course, is asked to stand against Beethoven, Bach, Mahalia Jackson, the Doobie Brothers, and Bob Dylan (to mention only a few). If I were you, I would at least try to mobilize Shostakovich.

      • Sven2547

        Funny, I don’t remember this becoming a petty contest of who has better music.

        • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

          No, actually it started with who has none at all. And I was the one who was kind enough to you people as to point out that you do have one certified great classical composer, signed, sealed and delivered. but then you also lose in literature, painting, architecture, philosophy, science and so on and so forth and so following. You do, however, have plenty of politicians.

  • DKeane123

    Isn’t Steve Martin and atheist?

  • FW Ken

    A few years back, I was looking for a secular recovery program for one of my clients who didn’t want to go to AA. I ended up spending some time in the “Humanist” literature, and found exactly what you say: it was all about the evils of Christianity and God. Now, I did have a pleasant email exchange with the UU pastor who sponsored a secular recovery group. And, to be fair, the blog “Good With God” (or something like that) did seem to focus on various pro-social activities atheist groups undertake. And that’s a good thing.
    I’m still marvelling on that statistic I pointed to on another thread: even diffident religious practice raises the percentage of “good neighbor” factors folks engage in.

  • Dale

    I don’t read atheist blogs, so I can’t generalize about what they write. But since Patheos has an Atheist Channel, I popped over there to see the a listing of recent posts.

    They are:
    The fallacy of martyrdom at Fort Hood Texas
    Am I a Monkey? (evolution is the topic)
    Atheist Religiphobia #1: Fear of Believing Anything At All About Gods
    GAMING: Huge comeback, hard carrying out of the jungle as Amumu (video game)
    “God Did It” Explains Everything … or Maybe Not
    Bottling Up Your Emotions, Children Edition (conservative Christian child-rearing)
    My favorite atheist-theist debates
    Some Unfinished Thoughts on Syria
    We, The Paranoid (popularity of conspiracy theories)

    I am unsure if that list, which Patheos featured on the homepage of the Atheist Channel, is representative of typical posts. However, only 2 or 3 of those topics are about atheist vs. religious views, 5 or 6 are about other topics which concern the the bloggers.

    • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

      Are you joking? Of your list, I cannot find more than two that are NOT about attacking “religionj” one way or another. The one about gaming is the only one that really stands out; the one about Syria might perhaps have something to say other than religion-bashing – but the context does not allow us to hope; and the one about conspiracy theories is sure to go overboard on supposedly “religious” topics.

  • http://abb3w.livejournal.com/ abb3w

    There’s a couple that they’ve inherited from the Science Fiction “Filk” community; I suspect “There’s A Hole In The Middle Of It All” could count, and “Give Me That REAL Old Time Religion” is quite more general in its religious mockery than mere Christian bashing. Tim Minchin’s oeurve has quite a few pieces targeting Christians, but also some more positive pieces.

    Minor exceptions aside, however, it seems mostly a fair cop.

  • Barbara

    Well, there’s always John Lennon’s “Imagine”, that song that suggests that the key to World Peace is taking away everything that gives a sense of transcendent meaning to most people’s lives.

    • pagansister

      It is a jewel of a song—will last even longer as one of the BEST!

      • Barbara

        to each his own. I find it overrated and intellectually shallow. Someone already “imagined” the kind of world Lennon describes. His name was Aldous Huxley, and that world was no paradise. When people lose any sense of transcendent value, of something bigger than themselves which calls them to greatness, even if that thing is an error, and even if war is the result, their lives become shallow, reduced to their next meal, next f..k, or next titillation. It’s peace, but peace by lobotomizing our own humanity

        • pagansister

          Why does music have to be “intellectual”? The appeal of a piece of music or the lack there of is personal. Personally, I like it, and obviously it doesn’t appeal to you. I’m sure many pieces of music that you like I might find unappealing. Good thing there are many, many composers both alive and dead from which to choose music. :-)

  • Barbara

    One unapologetically atheist group that comes to mind is Rush. I respect them and enjoy their music, mostly because Neil Peart’s atheism is intellectually honest and rigorous and there is poetry in his lyrics.

    • pagansister

      Rush is a waste of airtime!

  • FW Ken

    This is from a comment at Fr. Longenecker’s blog. Now, we know that any fool with a computer can post anything they please, but I’ve seen this guys handle around, and I presume he’s a real atheist:

    Religious beliefs are no shield against commercial law. The Interstate Commerce Act gives the Federal Government total control of commerce. The Federals long ago dictated that any form of unapproved bigotry is not tolerated and will be crushed. Anyone who has a “moral code” in conflict with Federal and/or State and/or local law cannot, I repeat, cannot withhold services based on their own “moral code.”

    Today, legal=moral and illegal=immoral. It’s as simple as that. Since homosexual marriage is now legal in several states (and will be nationwide within the year, I bet), you had best adjust your “morality” or you WILL end up behind bars being re-educated.

    Don’t be surprised when we atheists show up at one of your weekly shows (“the Mass”) and impose our legal morality on you.

    • hamiltonr

      Ken, I edited what you said a little bit (I think I had your permission.) but I may have harmed the clarity of it. Feel free to add something to sense of it for other commenters. I have no problems cross posting with any of the Catholic Patheosi.

      • FW Ken

        Thanks, Rebecca. If I could tell what you changed, I’d know if it was less clear. :-)

        Long day at work. Good day, but long. :-) :-)

    • Dale

      Ken, what you quoted from Fr. Longenecker sounds like a troll who is voicing some of the hairier claims made by the Christian Right. I don’t think it was posted out of sincerity, but out of a desire to stir the pot.

      • FW Ken

        Dale, you may be right, and I was trying to hedge around that possibility. I wasn’t able to get a link to the discus list of comments, but discus remains a mystery – an evil mystery – to me. So who knows.

  • pagansister

    That is very deep Bill S. :-)


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