Atheist/Skeptic Songs Part 3.

Part one here and part two here.

For those christians who complain “why do you atheists only pick on christianity, why don’t you argue with muslims or attack muslim fundamentalists?” – atheists actually do feel the need to argue with muslims in countries that have them in large and politically active numbers.  And write songs about them:

And for something a little lighter:

And for any christians who are feeling superior to muslims:

Even in the initial stages of contact between European Christians and
Native Indian people the stage was set for ethnocentrism, and the
attitude towards the Indians was that of Christian superiority. The
Indians were read a proclamation in Spanish which they had no hope of
understanding, they had no hope of understanding the death sentence they
were being read, and it went something like this:
“We ask and require you to acknowledge the church as the ruler and
superior of the whole world and the high priest called pope and in his
name the king of Spain as lords of this land. If you submit we shall
receive you in all love and charity and shall leave you, your wives and
children and your lands free without servitude, but if you do not submit
we shall powerfully enter into your country and shall make war against
you, we shall take you and your wives and your children and shall make
slaves of them and we shall take away your goods and shall do you all
the harm and damage we can.”

2000 years ago we were all tribal.
Then came the missionaries with their fucking bible.
1492 began the termination
The holocaust of our Indian nations
Yeah, with Christian love and a moral authority
They killed our medicine men and stole our country
I never claimed this shit was poetry
It’s just the fucking lies of Christianity
You will pray to the lord and get down on your knees
Here’s a cross for your back and the coughing disease
Though you helped us survive we will laugh while you bleed
Then deny what we did, write our own history
We will kidnap your children and cut off their hair
Silence their language and outlaw their prayers
Beat them blind until they believe
In the blood of Jesus Christ our king
Christians murdered Indians
Columbus murdered children and now we have a holiday
Still you want to deny your history
Look to the sky for your god to justify
As you commit cultural genocide
Christians came and the natives they did hang
13 at a time for Jesus and his gang
We are the ones you had to dehumanize
So your murder and greed could be justified
The belly of the church is full
With the blood of all those heathen fools
Who would not receive the gift of Christ
So we burned them as a sacrifice
To our baby killing god above
To our mother church and all her love
We will steal their gods and subjugate
Those who don’t believe we’ll annihilate

“The Spaniards made bets as to who would slit a man in two or cut of
his head with one blow. They tore babies from their mother’s breast by
their feet and dashed their head against the rocks. They hanged Indians
by thirteen in honor and reverence for their redeemer and their twelve
apostles. They put wood underneath and with fire burned the Indians
alive.”

Christians murdered Indians

We believe in the earth, the sky and dreams
The universe and the creator who gave us these
The sacred gift of life and human beings
That makes you perpetrate the hate to annihilate
So here I am the savage civilized
Voice of the dead and my ancestor’s cries
And like the ghosts of this land you can’t erase
I see blood on the hands of the master race.

500 years of manifest destiny
500 years of resistance to the enemy

You have faith in the rivers, the mountains, the trees
We’ve a murdering god to replace all of these
With the blood of forgiveness you too can be free
Or the wrath of Jehovah you’re sure to receive
We will baptize you with the blood of the lamb
With the sword and the gospel we will conquer your land
You will join our church and be glad to be saved
Or we’ll slaughter your children and your women we’ll rape.

Christians murdered Indians
I see blood on the hands of the master race.

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Something a little lighter (again):

Good song about losing faith by Dio:

When there’s lightning you know it always bring me down
Cause it’s free and I see that it’s me
Who’s lost and never found
I cry for magic – I feel it dancing in the light
It was cold – I lost my hold
To the shadows of the night

No sign of the morning coming
You’ve been left on your own
Like a Rainbow in the Dark

Do your demons – do they ever let you go
When you’ve tried do they hide deep inside
Is it someone that you know
You’re a picture – just an image caught in time
We’re a lie, you and I
We’re words without a rhyme

There’s no sign of the morning coming
You’ve been left on your own
Like a Rainbow in the Dark

When there’s lightning you know it always brings me down
Cause it’s free and I see that it’s me
Who’s lost and never found
Feel the magic I feel it floating in the air
But it’s fear – and you’ll hear
It calling you, beware – look out!

There’s no sign of the morning coming
There’s no sight of the day
You’ve been left on your own
Like a Rainbow in the Dark

Want a part 4?  Rec’ or comment.  Plenty more where these came from.

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6 Responses to Atheist/Skeptic Songs Part 3.

  1. angys_coco says:

    Remember in the English Empire the King Henry the VII killed his wives when he wanted to marry again. And even left the Catholism. Well they still are Christians. And I believe about the natives being killed. 

  2. agnophilo says:

    @angys_coco – I remember that, but you lost me.

  3. musterion99 says:

    Were you aware that Ronnie James Dio sang a couple of songs on Kerry Livgren’s Christian album? Here’s one of them.   LINK

  4. agnophilo says:

    Interesting.  From wikipedia:”In 1980, Dio sang the tracks “To Live for the King” and “Mask of the Great Deceiver” on Kerry Livgren’s solo album Seeds of Change. Dio, who was between stints as singer for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and Black Sabbath, later proved somewhat controversial among Livgren’s Christian fans, as Black Sabbath and Dio were then perceived as “satanic” by many Christians. Dio said in an interview that he did not consider the album to be a “Christian” album and had performed on it as a favor to Livgren.”The song holy diver has some lyrics I’ve always taken to be somewhat subversive as well, like:”Race for the morning You can hide in the sun ’till you see the light Oh we will pray it’s alright  Gotta get away, get away Between the velvet lies There’s a truth that’s hard as steel… yeah The vision never dies Life’s a never ending wheel…”Though this could easily be my interpretation, it’s a very nuanced song. The song “man on the silver mountain” also deals with the concept of gods by analogy with the greek/norse deities.

  5. musterion99 says:

    @agnophilo -Yeah, that’s interesting. What did you think of the song Live for the king? Man on the silver mountain is my favorite song by him.

  6. agnophilo says:

    @musterion99 – It was a bit vague but had some good lines.  Reminds me of this in a vague not really sort of way.  

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