Is this an attack on atheism or a true commentary?

Steve Martin 's performance of the Atheist Song. Do they really have no songs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFWA1A9XFi8

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Ono issued a statement the next day, saying "There is no funeral for John," ending it with the words, "John loved and prayed for the human race. Please pray the same for him.'' Who was John praying to ?

John Lennon worshiped himself and at one point thought he was Jesus Christ reincarnated. He was a wife beater and tried to strangle one of his mistresses so he is hardly a poster boy for any belief or non belief system.. He is quoted as saying Imagine was more of an attack on religion and not an attack on God. Look into mysticism and what is referred to as the inner life rather than the outer life within Christianity.Losing My Religion is one atheist penned song no one mentioned.

I thought the song was hilarious and the concept that so much art and music has been inspired by God delights me.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Its a fun song. Just a witty observational commentary.

  • 9 years ago

    Thanks for that - I’ve never heard it.

    I don’t think it’s an attack - it’s just a funny idea.

    Humour and parody is always a clever way of dealing with issues.

    I believe The Internationale the famous socialist, communist, social-democratic and anarchist anthem is as close to an inspiring atheist anthem as it gets. Note the beginning of the third verse.

    Arise, ye workers from your slumber,

    Arise, ye prisoners of want.

    For reason in revolt now thunders,

    and at last ends the age of can't!

    Away with all your superstitions,

    Servile masses, arise, arise!

    We'll change henceforth the old tradition,

    And spurn the dust to win the prize!

    So comrades, come rally,

    And the last fight let us face.

    The Internationale,

    Unites the human race.

    So comrades, come rally,

    And the last fight let us face.

    The Internationale,

    Unites the human race.

    No more deluded by reaction,

    On tyrants only we'll make war!

    The soldiers too will take strike action,

    They'll break ranks and fight no more!

    And if those cannibals keep trying,

    To sacrifice us to their pride,

    They soon shall hear the bullets flying,

    We'll shoot the generals on our own side.

    So comrades, come rally,

    And the last fight let us face.

    The Internationale,

    Unites the human race.

    So comrades, come rally,

    And the last fight let us face.

    The Internationale,

    Unites the human race.

    No saviour from on high delivers,

    No faith have we in prince or peer.

    Our own right hand the chains must shiver,

    Chains of hatred, greed and fear.

    E'er the thieves will out with their booty,

    And to all give a happier lot.

    Each at his forge must do their duty,

    And we'll strike the iron while it's hot.

    So comrades, come rally,

    And the last fight let us face.

    The Internationale,

    Unites the human race.

    So comrades, come rally,

    And the last fight let us face.

    The Internationale,

    Unites the human race.

  • 9 years ago

    Not clicking on your URL, I will say that there are no songs for the atheist, AS an atheist, ABOUT atheism, and specifically FOR atheists.

    In fact, I don't see how an atheist could have REASON to sing, since they are nothing but "dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind ... " (Oh, wait, I guess there IS an atheist song, about atheists, after all!)

    Coming FROM nothing, going TO nothing, with no purpose (other than what they make up for themselves using blind faith), no true intrinsic value (other than the intrinsic value of the components they are made of, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, etc), and no actual REASON for their existence, how can they EVER have anything worth singing about, or sharing with others, or joy or happiness? There's is the life of a dead man, because that's ultimately all they really are - dead men walking; but it just takes a little time for it (death) to catch up with them, then they go back to being dust again, as though they never even existed in the first place!

  • 9 years ago

    Tim Minchin is more of a comedic songwriter, but he has some good atheist songs. I think the nonsense of religion is best exposed through comedy.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I love this song! I don't believe this is an attack on atheists at all. It's tongue-in-cheek and pretty funny.

    Source(s): I'm an atheist. And I'll take the blues any day over christian rock.
  • 9 years ago

    Why would "atheists" have songs?

    Do people who don't believe in dragons have special songs?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    one of our most favorite songs of all time is an atheists song

    imagine

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