All Blog Posts Tagged 'music' (23)

XTC- "Dear God"

I've long found XTC's "Dear God" to be a heartachingly beautiful song. (Even as a believer, I appreciated it--how much more so as an atheist?)

Dear God, hope you got the letter, and...

I pray you can make it better down here.

I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer

But all the people that you made in your image,…

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Added by A. T. Heist on September 20, 2013 at 11:39am — 5 Comments

Space Oddity- (First music Video From Space?)

 ( http://youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo )

Published on May 12, 2013

A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.



With thanks to…

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Added by Dan on May 12, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

If You're the Smartest Person In The Room... You're In The Wrong Room.

I wanted to contribute my current day-to-day experience which shares much in common with those posting and agreeing that "They Can't  Live On This Planet Anymore!" and to offer what helps me through it every day.

When I'm not developing lectures and multimedia pieces for Innerspace Labs, (please see my profile for fun bits about that!), I pay the rent working as a supervisor in a print center.

It is, indeed a struggle, as my workplace is made up of proudly fundamentalist…

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Added by innerspaceboy on May 5, 2013 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Atheism and music

I was chatting to a guy yesterday and religion came up in conversation. The usual "so what religion are you?" question was asked by him and I said I was not religious. He was not sure what I meant by 'not religious' so I told him that I was an atheist and did not believe that there was a god and that all religions are made by man.



This is when it got interesting, he said - "Oh, so you listen to heavy metal and stuff..."??? HUH??



For the first time (or one of the very…

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Added by Remy du Plessis on June 7, 2012 at 5:54am — 18 Comments

Christians are up in arms about music video showing church burnings, but they don't understand its meaning

A music video posted on the homepage of the Rock Beyond Belief Festival, that's being held for atheist servicemen and women in March at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, has roused the ire of several Christian blogs and commentators.

Filmed for the song "Hysteria" by rock band Aiden, the video (posted below), begins with several shots of church and synagogue burnings. Indeed, the song itself uses what appears to be lyrics…

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Added by Michael Merritt on January 29, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

I go in alone.

I'm registering to audit classes at the local university to prepare to apply for graduate school. No big deal, right?

Maybe not. It's a very religious private school. They require their students to not engage in drinking, smoking, "promiscuous" clothing, or even living with a boyfriend/girlfriend. All unwed students who don't live in the immediate area MUST live on campus. My club volleyball coach went there while I was in high school, and she was afraid to use Solo cups at her own…

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Added by Mallory on December 9, 2011 at 2:12pm — 4 Comments

Beauty and Meaning. No gods required.

I brewed a pot of jasmine tea to begin with. I spooned it three teaspoonfuls of leaf into the pot of hot water, making sure it didn’t boil to avoid unnecessary bitterness. After a minute and a half of steeping I removed the leaves and went outside.

 

I had been looking forward to this all day. So I was rather nervous that the album I had planned to experience wouldn’t live up to my hopes. The sky above was overcast, the wind slight and cool. It was not cold enough to be…

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Added by Ashik Ibrahim on October 4, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tomorrow - Tim Minchin Paul Provenza and Dave Foley - Ardent Atheist

6/29/11 on Ardent Atheist: Paul Provenza, Dave Foley, and Tim Minchin! 6pm PST one hour earlier than usual. http://tinyurl.com/3zc6zrm

Added by Heather Henderson on June 29, 2011 at 12:34am — No Comments

Damien Dempsey - Colony

Irish musician penned this brilliant song and summed up a part of history nicely.Enjoy the thick Dublin accent. :)

 

 

 

I sing the song of the colony

How many years and you’re still not free

And your mother cries and you ask god why

Greed is the knife and the scars run deep

How many races…

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Added by Mr. Anderson on June 10, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Armageddon Music

I’m putting together a playlist for my rapture party on Saturday.  If you haven’t heard, Jesus is coming back on Saturday and you’re fucked.  We’re gonna party like there’s no tomorrow.  See http://wecanknow.com/ to find out how much trouble you’re in.  Anyhow, I’m open to suggestions for the playlist, but I’m trying to stay away from metal, too many obscure tunes, and too many downers.  I need some armageddon-themed tune…

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Added by Matt on May 19, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Strange albums for Anne

This is a list of albums, music scores and so on

Also I will point out one song from the album, but in some cases this song will be much different then the rest of the album so beware. The reason for this is that some of this albums are rather complex, so every song is different.

Also, most of this sounds horrible at first hearing, but after like ten times it finally sinks under the skin.

p.s. The reason why it took me so long to write this list is because, if I start to…

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Added by Gregor Basić on April 20, 2011 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Atheist Inspired Music

Atheism (especially in America) is often labeled as angry. It seems to be hinted that beauty and poetry stem from other (perhaps more "spiritual") ways of living. 

 

I can appreciate the culture expressed through the ages that can be attributed to the passion of people inspired by their belief in things beyond themselves and their lives, as Dawkins says "Cultural Christianity". 

 

However, in writing music I have found atheism a very rich source to draw upon for…

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Added by Kai on March 27, 2011 at 5:56pm — 7 Comments

Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark

In Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
And I held my tongue as she told me
"Son fear is the heart of love"
So I never went back

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the "No's" on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

Added by Mr. Anderson on March 16, 2011 at 9:49am — 6 Comments

A New York City Fantasy

This poem was originally posted on my Fiction blog, Pumping Keys.



For added effect, play the music video at the bottom and have a listen to this song while you read... it was written playing this song and it goes very well with the mood of the poem. The video is pretty cool too.



I wish I lived in a big house on top of an abandoned…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Evo-Psych: Scientifically Appreciating the Significance of Human Art & Creativity

My ideas about this have been coalescing for years, but especially while watching a round table with Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, neurologist Oliver Sacks, art curator Ann Tempkin, and artists Richard Serra… Continue

Added by Pope Beanie on November 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Chruch Story

When I was a little younger and stopped going to church with my christian family, my mother spoke to the person who was in charge of the "praise group"...pretty much they play music and sing about God during the morning service. She wanted me to join them since she was sure that all I needed to be a better christian was to be involved in the church. Now, I openly told my mother that I was not a christian anymore...nor had I ever really considered myself one, but she told me that it would be… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on September 21, 2010 at 4:05pm — 5 Comments

The Defeaning Sound of Silence

Not been on Think Atheist in a while. And immediately I noticed something was different.

After I logged into my page, I noticed that the playlist I used to have on there has vanished.

The link under "my page" to "add music" also just generates a 404 error.

So I guess that means something happened all this thinking must now be done in silence. Am I correct?



Sshhh... who said that?

Added by Richard Healy on August 12, 2010 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Musical trends?

The following blog entry developed out of an online discussion elsewhere. I wondered how others felt about the subject, so I'm blogging it.
It's funny how there's a virtually infinite number of ways to combine musical notes into a song, yet only a select few styles and genres dominate popular music at any given time. Until the advent of free (or pirated) .MP3 music files, I used to think the limited variety of popular music was due to record labels and… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on May 23, 2010 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Keith Green Popped My YouTube Cherry on my Hot4Jesus Blog

I've been blogging at Hot-For-Jesus Former Fundie for over 2 years... and never once have I embedded a YouTube link. I took pride in that fact. I thrive on writing original content and only use and abuse pics of Jesus and Hot Jesus Look-Alikes.



This last month, while hanging out with a fellow Former hardcore christian, we found ourselves tipsy and surfing the web for old-school Contemporary Christian Music… Continue

Added by Christine Vyrnon on January 2, 2010 at 1:51am — No Comments

Reason's Greetings everyone! - "White Wine in the Sun" by Tim Minchin

Here's a christmas song I can relate to! Whatever you call it, & however you celebrate it, it's nice to remember that what matters most in life are the people you love. Enjoy the time you have with family & friends in the one life we all know we have, for it may be all we've got. So Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Human Light, Festivus, Yule, the winter solstice, etc. Celebrate & enjoy the season, whatever the reason!



If you really like the song, please support… Continue

Added by Matt on December 24, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

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