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Other than John Lennon's "Imagine," is there another atheist/agnostic song. The only one I can think of is "Dear God" by XTC.

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SonderOpia Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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ok...ranking second!

Do I have to to watch foodball in my underpants?? Nobody told me! LOL

Do I have to to watch foodball in my underpants?? Nobody told me! LOL

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Crimson67 Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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Wow! Great song! Never heard it before. Thank you. Adding it to my stream.

@EricTrommater All her songs are "atheist". I love her blues sound.

@witchymom Good music too! She's a great addition to my Pandora. Thanks!

Shelley performed at ReasonCon in Hickory last year when I was there. She's amazing!

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Wow, thanks for sharing!

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Bad Religion, “Atheist Peace”
Bad Religion, “God's Love”
Bad Religion, “Let Them Eat War”


Jim Carroll, “Catholic Boy”


“It Ain't Necessarily So” (oh wow, turns out I have this by Bronski Beat, Brother Jack Mcduff, Ella & Louis, Miles Davis, AND Oscar Peterson)


Mylo, “Destroy Rock ‘n’ Roll” (a mix w/ the sermon “Invocation for Judgement against and Destruction of Rock” from the Church Universal Triumphant)


Randy Newman, “That's Why I Love Mankind”


Nine Inch Nails, “Heresy”


“Pie in the Sky Is a Lie” (acoustic guitar + slightly snarly vocals, anyone know by whom?)


Roger Waters, “What God Wants”


Frank Zappa, “Catholic Girls”
Frank Zappa, “Dumb All Over”
Frank Zappa, “Jewish Princess”

josh_karpf Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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Crimson67 Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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Groovy Cool!

I like her!

Love him. White Wine in the Sun is my favorite Christmas song right now. Sums up exactly how I feel about the holidays.

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Crimson67 Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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Witchy, you are on fire! (Not a Salem reference)

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phil21 Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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I have never heard this but I like it

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Let's see, and then there's the Dead Kennedys' "Religious Vomit"....


DharmaBum50 Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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That was the one I thought of!

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You couldn't do much better than Marilyn Manson's "Fight Song": "But I'm not a slave to a god / that doesn't exist / But I'm not a slave to a world / that doesn't give a shit." Plus the song kicks ass.


DharmaBum50 Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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Perfect. I'm a huge fan.

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diabhal Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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I stop to listen to this song whenever I come across it. It's one of my favorite Monty Python bits.

Love that tune.

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This song gives me a case of the feels. I think it's more about the human condition of searching for meaning but I think it fits here.

Fearlessfreep Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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"Freewill" by Rush:

resserts Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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Also, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd: "God wants escudos God wants pesetas Don't send lira God don't want small potatoes God wants small towns God wants pain God wants clean up rock campaigns God wants widows God wants solution God wants TV God wants contributions."


EricTrommater Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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Love Pink Floyd; my favorite.

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I belive Stevie Wonder had a thing to say on the subject. "If you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer."


EricTrommater Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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Man in the box by Alice in Chains

RobCampbell Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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There are a couple of Atheist albums out there. “An Atheist Album,” by Shelley Sengal and “Baby Eater,” by Monster on Sunday. Or you could listen to bands like Moterhead, Metallica and Bad Religion.

RandyMoose Level 5 Jan 30, 2018
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Concrete Blonde's song "Tomorrow, Wendy" off of their 1990 album "Bloodletting" has always felt like an atheist/agnostic song to me. It at least sounds like doubt to me. In case you don't remember Concrete Blonde, they essentially had one radio hit called "Joey." The part of the song I'm referring to is as follows:
I told the priest
Don't count on any second coming
God got his ass kicked the first time
He came down here slumming.
He had the balls to come
The gall to die and then forgive us
No I don't wonder why I wonder what
He thought it would get us
Yeah, goodbye tomorrow Wendy is going to die.


Only God says jump
But I set the time
'cause if he ever saw it
It was through these eyes of mine
And if he ever suffered
It was me who did his crying
Yeah goodbye
Tomorrow Wendy is going to die.

roberbro Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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I've seen them in concert. Definitely one of the greatest female vocalists I've heard.

@UrsiMajor She is amazing. I still have to pull this album out every once in a while. It's stood the test of time.

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"It ain't necessarily so" by fine young cannibals but originally Gershwin?

diabhal Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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Dude nothing will ever top "Imagine" that is our theme! smile009.gif

twshield Level 8 Jan 30, 2018
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I like the, Monsters of Folk, version of, Dear God.

Donotbelieve Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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I will look for it. Thx. Whoa. Thought it was going to be a cover. Nice tune and tremendous video.

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My favorite is "God Thinks" by Voltaire


kiramea Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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Ok. Don't get me going here. I'll just pick the first 3 that come to mind.


In our number 3 spot , we have the original "Everybody Knows" by Leonard Cohen. It's an upbeat little ditty- great for parties. Leonard was a hoot and a holler.



On our number 2 spot, we have Trent Reznor raging on about how "God is Dead" again. Why anyone would think that Johnny Cash covered his songs better than the originals boggles the mind and staggers the imagination. Maybe God really is dead.



And the winner our existentialism angst meltdown contest goes to Robert Smith of the Cure. The man admitted to getting shit-faced and writing whole albums about raw nihilism. The Head on the Door possibly being his greatest tribute to the matter.


UrsiMajor Level 6 Jan 30, 2018
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I'd like to be


One of the faithful millions


But what I see


Is an excuse for the killing


DJVJ311 Level 7 Jan 30, 2018
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Father John Misty.. check it out!


DJ_Blaser Level 5 Jan 30, 2018
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There are lots of them by Roy Harper " If ". "The same old rock " " The Game " are just a few that spring to mind. Also check out the start of Randy Newman's " Faust " if you can get past James Taylor as god then you have Randy as the devil singing " We`re a figment of their imagination ". A rare treat


273kelvin Level 6 Jan 31, 2018
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There There by Radiohead. Maybe not an "atheist song" but with the lyrics "just cause you feel it, doesn't mean it's there" I feel confident adding it. It's a great song anyway.

TraceyMurphy Level 2 Jan 31, 2018
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