Four repeated chords don't make you less wrong

It’s a day of videos that will make you facepalm and realize just how much work the atheist movement has ahead of them.

It’s not just Santorum: there are people out there as disconnected from reality as he is.  The sad thing is that political ignorance can often be found in the most politically certain and exuberant.

  • http://jonvoisey.net Jon Voisey

    “God gave the Bill of Rights”? Whut?

    “Plan to lower taxes” – Sure. Gut the government and let corporations run roughshod over individual rights.

    Ronald Reagan is a hero? – Yeah. Because he raised taxes quite a bit and supported higher taxes on the wealthy.

    As JT predicted: *facepalm*

  • Bainisg

    About 30 seconds in I got teary-eyed. It’s just so heart-wrenching to watch delusional people.

  • Richard

    That was awful. Just awful. The absolute certainty in their eyes is downright terrifying.

  • Sheila

    Have to agree, I am frightened. I live in one of the three states that Santorum won on Super Tuesday (Oklahoma) and the abso-farking-lutely crazyness of this state is so scary. This guy, and Inhofe http://freethoughtblogs.com/zingularity/2012/03/09/james-inhofe-says-god-decreed-there-will-be-no-global-warming/) and Hemant’s posting of the completely nutbag opening prayer of the state senate (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/03/10/oklahoma-house-of-representatives-turns-into-a-house-of-worship/) make me think I need to run away, ASAP.

  • Sheila

    If only Calgone could just take me away!

    • F

      Maybe, at the same time Calgon takes you away, its partner would inspire the “Oh no, Calgonite!” response from the santorumfans.

  • http://www.anonopotamus.com A3Kr0n

    Awesome video except the content sucks. I’ll wash my brain now with Shelly Segal’s Saved.
    Whew! Saved from Sanatorium!

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Daniel Fincke

    I don’t know. I think they have beautiful voices and come off as sweet, young, and very well-meaning. Hopefully they will grow up to reexamine their beliefs but I don’t see the point in hating on kids or seeing their sincerity as creepy. It’s adults who still think like Rick Santorum who trouble me.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Daniel,

      They’re old enough to vote. They are adults. They trouble me. All the other adults like them trouble me.

      • julian

        Word.

        If you’re old enough to pick up a rifle and kill someone because your country told you to, I’m not gonna patronize you.

        These women are adults.

        These people are the deluded idiots of the US that are making the lives of people like Jessica Ahlquist difficult, who are making obtaining contraception more of a hassle and who are eagerly trying to erode any protection from religious indoctrination in our schools.

        They are not little scamps chasing at momma’s heels, that’s for damn sure.

    • MLR

      I totally agree with you, Daniel. I had mixed emotions watching this. Overall, this video makes me feel sort of sad for the singers. I don’t imagine they’re bad people, but they’re stuck in this bubble of religious thought and can’t see reality from inside it. And they very well might willfully remain in that bubble for the rest of their lives, missing out on reality, holding bigoted thoughts about others because of ancient iron-age scribblings, or feeling guilty if they ever have sex outside of marriage, or if they ever discover they’re gay. Most videos like this put me into an atheistic rage of sorts, but not this one. I just found it depressing.

  • Aquaria

    I don’t know. I think they have beautiful voices and come off as sweet, young, and very well-meaning.

    A lot of people said that about Prussian Blue, too.

    That didn’t make what they vomited up any less vile.

  • http://idioprag.com WilloNyx

    Wow. Just wow.

    I had to ask repeatedly are they real? Someone was singing these things about Santorum?

    That aside, the singers have wonderful voices and the melody is wonderfully catchy.

    They could do some nifty things and they instead sing a song about Santorum. Just sad.

  • http://inmyunbelief.wordpress.com TCC

    Now, to be fair, there might have been five or six chords. I think I heard a subdominant chord in a bridge section (I couldn’t get through the song much further to listen for any others beyond the basic I-IV-vi-V-IV progression).


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