I was driving along with my I-pod on random and on kicked A Perfect Cricles version of Imagine. I have at least a dozen songs that are atheist or at least free thought based. What is your favorite? If it's been listed, put up your next favorite. Link a source to play it if you can so we can enjoy it as well. Maybe you'll show us something new.
There is more i don't feel like looking them up though. But for the record i don't "just listen to certain songs because of what the message is, or who sang it" if i like a song i like it, regardless of if the musician is a religious freak or not. Just look at Dave Mustaine, he is a Christian and he believes in Alex Jones "Endgame", but he can play some good metal.
01. A Glorious Dawn (Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking) [Symphony of Science]
02. Ten Foot Cock and a Few Hundred Virgins (Tim Minchin)
03. God (John Lennon)
04. I Believe in Father Christmas (Greg Lake)
05. Dumb All Over (Frank Zappa)
06. Shallow be Thy Game (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
07. Cathedral (Crosby, Stills, & Nash)
08. Atheist Peace (Bad Religion)
09. If You Open Your Mind Too Much Your Brain will Fall Out (Take My Wife) [Tim Minchin]
10. We Are All Connected (Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye) [Symphony of Science]
11. The Good Book (Tim Minchin)
12. Dear God (Sarah McLachlan) [it's her verison of XTC's song because I couldn't find XTC's original in lossless and I'm too broke to buy the CD]
13. God (Tori Amos)
14. Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk (Frank Zappa)
15. This Heaven (David Gilmour)
16. Imagine (John Lennon)
17. White Wine in the Sun (Tim Minchin)
18. Our Place in the Cosmos (Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Michio Kaku, and Robert Jastrow) [Symphony of Science]
I will follow you into the dark, by Death Cab for Cutie (despite its spiritual tone, I always felt it to mean "You'll die and find nothing there, but I love you, so I'll go into nothingness too, just to be with you." Kind of a conflicting message, but shit, I thought it was beautiful and at least *I* got a sort of anti-religious "spiritual" message from it, lol).
Just pick one by Marilyn Manson, lol. I particularly like The Beautiful People and Fight Song.
Metallica's "The God That Failed" and "Leper Messiah" are good, although Hetfield did seem to "find Jesus" as of the Load album. Maybe that's why the album is a fucking Load alright!
I think that's all I have for right now. Three of the songs I mentioned are on my profile page if anybody wants to listen.