Top Ten Atheist Songs

My friend Luke over at Common Sense Atheism has chosen the top ten atheist songs.

See what you think.


Bruce said...

Not a bad list. They have Tool on there but they are missing an even better song by A Perfect Circle called Judith (the singer/song writer for Tool and A Perfect Circle are the same). If you like rock, give it a try,

Another good song is Domingo by Yello ( Here's a taste of the lyrics (they are sung in French with English translation provided):

Je deteste l'idee de dieu et de son fils
[I hate the idea of God and His son]
C'est une des idees les plus diaboliques
[It's one of the most diabolical ideas]
Dans l'histoire entiere de l'homme
[In the whole history of man]

Rev. Ouabache said...

A little bit too much heavy metal but it's still a good list. I love that Bad Religion song. Needs some Cursive in there. Their Happy Hollow album talks a lot about atheism.

Luke said...

I think the 'Read More' link should not appear when there is no more to read. Cuz you click it and nothing happens and readers are like "Huhwuh???"

Luke said...

Pfff, nevermind, the 'Read More' link doesn't work at all, as John said in an earlier post. Sorry...

Scott said...

I'd agree with the Rev.

Could also use Where the birds always sing by the Cure.

The world is neither fair nor unfair
The idea is just a way for us to understand
But the world is neither fair nor unfair
So one survives
The others die
And you always want a reason why

But the world is neither just nor unjust
It's just us trying to feel that there's some sense in it
No, the world is neither just nor unjust
And though going young
So much undone
Is a tragedy for everyone

Chuck O'Connor said...

I would recommend "When the President Talks to God" by Bright Eyes. While this song is not overtly atheist claiming there is no god, it does lay out the dangers of Christianity combined with political power (something I think Sam Harris does as well in The End of Faith). You can get it free at iTunes. Good song.

Greg Mills said...

Rush is good for some rational lyrics:


You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose freewill.


No, his mind is not for rent
To any God or government.
Always hopeful, yet discontent,
He knows changes arent permanent,
But change is

Jim said...

I'll add an atheist rap artist for a little change of pace:

Greydon Square was a member (or might still be) of the "Rational Response Squad."

If you go over to Greydon Square's Myspace Page you can listen to a few of his songs--I like the song "Cubed" and "2008 AD Atheist Dreadnaught."

dvd said...

The above link, is your #1 atheist song of All Time. Even though, I am not an atheist I would have to say that song more than any really struck a chord with me as a young man.

Ross said...

Soul Searching by Little River Band, from their 1988 album Monsoon, narrates a search for spiritual meaning. Julian Lennon's 1991 hit Saltwater well encapsulates that our technological and scientific progress is not matched by equivalent moral progress.

Fern said...

Try David Bazan's new album. "Hard to Be":

You’ve heard the story
You know how it goes
Once upon a garden
We were lovers with no clothes

Fresh from the soil
We were beautiful and true
In control of our emotions
‘Til we ate the poison fruit

And now it’s hard to be
Hard to be
Hard to be a decent human being

Wait just a minute
You expect me to believe
That all this misbehaving
Grew from one enchanted tree?

And helpless to fight it
We should all be satisfied
With this magical explanation
For why the living die

Childbirth is painful
We toil to grow our food
Ignorance made us hungry
Information made us no good
Every burden misunderstood

So I swung my tassel
To the left side of my cap
Knowing after graduation
There would be no going back

And no congratulations
From my faithful family
Some of whom are already fasting
To intercede for me

Because it’s hard to be
Hard to be a decent human being

Freddy said...

David Bazan also has a song called "When We Fell". It states the obvious. God created us and in our "fall from grace", He nudged us.