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What is your favorite song that speaks to unbelief/atheism?

Mine is Judith by A Perfect Circle.

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Easily in my opinion it would be "Imagine" by John Lennon. The song is masterfully crafted as to not be angry, harmful, or taunting towards believers, but to seemingly promote a unity among all...just listen to the lyrics...you will agree...

goldenvalleyguy Level 7 June 25, 2018
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John Lennon, "Imagine". "Imagine there's no heaven.."

John Lennon, "God". "God is a concept by which we measure our pain".

David1955 Level 7 June 25, 2018
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Gatovicolo Level 7 June 25, 2018
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Gatovicolo Level 7 June 26, 2018
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Hallelujah from Leonard Cohen is most definitely not about faith and I laugh/get mad everytime I hear it as a religious hymn (often changing the lyrics). Raised a Jew, became a buddhist monk who essentially left spirituality behind, This song is a complex interweave of meaning that is most probably a farce of religion.

This one is more anti-TV evangelist:

Lukian Level 8 June 26, 2018
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Agree about Leonard. I love it when some pompous arse takes a piece not understanding that the lyric is a contradiction to what it is believed by the title. My favourite misunderstanding is when when of the presidents, I can't remember, who took Springsteen's Born In The USA as an anthem!

@Geoffrey51 That would be Reagan. Took a Vietnam protest song as his campaign slogan song. Smh

@EmbracingTheVoid Thanks. I thought it seemed a strange idea but now it makes sense as to why. Shame Nancy didn't give him a heads up!

Agree to BOTH great songwriters
I always bow to Leonard Cohen especially after his last tour literally not able to stand firm on his shaking legs to rescue his wealth stolen by his dear “American friend”

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confidentrealm Level 7 June 26, 2018
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Imagine John Lennon

Ponyxpress Level 3 June 26, 2018
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God Was Never on Your Side by Motorhead

PaulMoody Level 3 June 26, 2018
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RIP Lemmy. 😥

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I'm not the first to answer the question in this manner, but I must admit that "Imagine" by John Lennon came immediately to mind. Another song came to mind though I'm not sure that I completely understand the lyrics. Is "Man in a Box" by Alice in Chains a good candidate ?

Doug13 Level 4 June 26, 2018
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Opiate by Tool.

EmbracingTheVoid Level 5 June 26, 2018

Not familiar with this song by Tool. But I loved the tune that was in frequent rotation on MTV years ago. I might have to go to YouTube and check it out

@Doug13 Released in 1992. Title song from the 6 song album + a hidden song at the end of this one. Opiate was Tool's first song to gain national radio play. My 11 year old self has followed them ever since. Lol

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Dear God by XTC...

Alvingo1 Level 7 June 25, 2018
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I will follow you into the dark, Death Cab for Cutie

Penguinguru Level 4 June 25, 2018
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I was going to say that one, but you already beat me to it.

@webbew1 love❤

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Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan, Jokerman - Bob Dylan, I and I - Bob Dylan.

Geoffrey51 Level 7 June 26, 2018
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Indigo Girls- Closer to fine “There’s more than one answer to these questions, pointing me in a crooked line. And the less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine.”

Lunashadow Level 5 June 26, 2018
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Dear God - XTC

Squirrel71 Level 3 June 25, 2018
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Almost anything from Corporate Avenger, but the song "The Bible Is Bullshit" is a great start...

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TroyBarber64 Level 7 June 25, 2018
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Bob Dylan "With God on Our Side"
Audioslave "Like a Stone"

zeldafaybaker Level 3 June 27, 2018
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bleurowz Level 8 June 27, 2018
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For me John Lennon's "Imagine" opened my mind, but XTC's "Dear God" let me know who I am.

cimoore34 Level 5 June 26, 2018
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Saved Shelly Segal

DavidLaDeau Level 7 June 26, 2018
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great song I'd never heard before.

I keep forgetting about her (not really my genre). My friends at Ask An Atheist interviewed her a few months ago. Even if her music style isn't my "go to", she is very talented.

@TroyBarber64 She si a geart human being I talked to her several hours before a show in Denver.

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Says it all for me.

Davethecrow Level 5 June 26, 2018
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Imagine by Lennon is obviously fantastic, but another one of note is Freewill by Rush.

PenningtonCM Level 4 July 22, 2018
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"Blasphemous Rumors" by Depeche Mode, "let the mystery be" by Iris De Ment, and "dear god" by XTC

Punkrockgirl77 Level 5 July 15, 2018
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Heresy by nine inch nails or The Fight Song by Marilyn Manson

NathanDean Level 2 July 12, 2018
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"Die Gedanken sind frei" (Thoughts are free) is a German song about the freedom of thought. The original lyricist and the composer are unknown, though the most popular version was rendered by Hoffmann von Fallersleben in 1842.

Bilingual Lyrics by Arthur Kevess
Die Gedanken sind frei My thoughts freely flower, Die Gedanken sind frei My thoughts give me power. No scholar can map them, No hunter can trap them, No man can deny: Die Gedanken sind frei! I think as I please And this gives me pleasure, My conscience decrees, This right I must treasure; My thoughts will not cater To duke or dictator, No man can deny– Die Gedanken sind frei! And if tyrants take me And throw me in prison My thoughts will burst free, Like blossoms in season. Foundations will crumble, The structure will tumble, And free men will cry: Die Gedanken sind frei!

MichaelBaribeau Level 5 June 26, 2018
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