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Pro-Atheist/Secular Music

Discussion in 'Non-Theistic/Non-Religious Beliefs DIR' started by J Bryson, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. J Bryson

    J Bryson Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious regarding music that specifically forwards atheistic, anti-theisitic, and pro-secular themes. Do any of you have any suggestions?

    I'll start you off with a classic, and a personal favorite from my teen years:

    YouTube - XTC-Dear God
     
  2. linwood

    linwood Well-Known Member

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    Imagine by John Lennon

    Imagine there's no heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today...

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will live as one
     
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    Two words: Bad Religion.
     
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  5. Mr Cheese

    Mr Cheese Well-Known Member

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    Heresy....NIN

    he sewed his eyes shut,
    because he is afraid to see,
    he tries to tell me,
    what I put inside of me,
    he's got the answers,
    to ease my curiosity,
    he dreamed a God up,
    and called it Christianity.

    God is dead,
    and no one cares,
    if there is a hell,
    I'll see you there.

    he flexed his muscles,
    to keep his flock of sheep in line,
    he made a virus,
    that would kill off all the swine,
    his perfect kingdom,
    of killing, suffering and pain.
    demands devotion,
    atrocities done in his name.

    God is dead,
    and no one cares,
    if there is a hell,
    I'll see you there,
    your God is dead,
    and no one cares,
    if there is a hell,
    I'll see you there.

    God is dead,
    and no on cares,
    if there is a hell,
    I'll see you there,
    your God is dead,
    and no one cares,
    (drowning in his own hypocrisy)
    if there is a hell,
    I'll see you there,
    (burning with your God in humility)


     
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  6. Wandered Off

    Wandered Off Sporadic Driveby Member

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    Free Will - Rush
     
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    Opiate ---tool

    .............

    Choices always were a problem for you
    What you need is someone strong to guide you

    Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
    What you need is someone strong to guide you...
    Like me
    Like me
    Like me
    Like me

    If you want to get your soul to heaven
    Trust in me, now don't you judge or question
    You are broken now, but faith can heal you
    Just do everything i tell you to do

    Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
    What you need is someone strong to guide you
    Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
    Let me lay my holy hand a, hand upon you


    My god's will
    Becomes me
    When he speaks
    He speaks through me
    He has needs
    Like i do
    We both want
    To rape you

    Jesus christ, why don't you come save my life, now
    Open my eyes, blind me with your light, now
    Jesus christ, why don't you come save my life, now
    Open my eyes, blind me with your lies, now

    If you want to get your soul to heaven
    Trust in me, now don't you judge or question
    You are broken now, but faith can heal you
    Just do everything i tell you to do
    Jesus christ, why don't you come save my life, now
    Open my eyes, blind me with your light, now
    Jesus christ, why don't you come save my life, now
    Open my eyes, blind me with your lies, now

    Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
    Let me lay my holy hand a, hand upon you

    My god's will
    Becomes me
    When he speaks
    He speaks through me
    He has needs
    Like i do
    We both want
    To rape you!
     
  8. J Bryson

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    All very good. With the exception of "Imagine", they're all rather intense musically, I notice....

    Thank you!
     
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    Nice choice.
     
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    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    I tend to think of any music that's not blatantly religious as "secular." Is it just me?
     
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    I do too.

    I just thought the OP wanted a Pro-atheist choice so I figured any song that floated the idea of god denial fit the bill.

    :)
     
  14. J Bryson

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    Yeah, I was looking for music with a specifically anti-theistic message. I mean, "Dancing Queen" is secular, but it wouldn't qualify.

    And Storm, thanks for turning me on to Robbie Fulks! I generally shy away from country, but his stuff is magnificent.
     
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    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    Um, much as I love to share music, you've got the wrong audiophile. I never heard of him.
     
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    Oh, crap, that was Wandered Off.

    *clears throat*

    Take two.

    Wandered Off, thanks for turning me on to Robbie Fulks! I generally shy away from country music, but his stuff was magnificent!
     
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    To be honest, I haven't heard it. My wife listens to Country, so I avoid it when I can.... A friend told me about him, and since you seemed to be looking for something a little less intense, I ran down the link.

    Now I guess I'll have to listen. *heads for liquor cabinet*
     
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    Yeah... I focused more on the "pro-atheist" bit than the "secular" bit, though the OP also clarified that he was looking for "pro-secular" songs, which to me means songs that speak out in favour of keeping religion out of public affairs.
     
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    Yeah, I only mentioned it because I'm trying to think of something pro-atheist, and coming up with a lot of irrelevant stuff.
     
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