There are a few things that make it likely that I’ll remain an atheist and never return to any religion. One is the hiddenness of god. If there is a god there is no reason for him to remain hidden so I figure he probably doesn’t exist.
The second is that even if there is a god – how in the world would we know what he thinks/says/wants? It just seems arrogant to me now how religious people think they know what god is saying (and of course what god is telling them is right and what he says to other people is bullshit.)
Then there are wars and natural disasters …
I suppose the list could go on and on – but those are at the top of my list and this song deals with all of them.
Found this on The Good Atheist website.
The writer of the song explains what prompted him to write it:
“I wrote a song called GOD SAID after watching Pat Robertson declare that the earthquake in Haiti was because of a curse from God. After hearing A man named Rev Wiley say that he was praying for President Obama’s death during the election (the prayer didn’t work BTW). After hearing people fiddle around with the idea of a curse on Japan after their recent disaster. After hearing about Koran burnings and battles that seem to have peoples interpretations of religious texts at the foundation of them all.
I’m not one of those who claims that religion is the ONLY thing that causes all of the wars and bloodshed, but it has caused many. But not necessarily even the religion but the interpretetation of a few dangerous minds put into the wrong position of power or influence. I figured it was time to have a conversation with extremists like this, and put that kind of thinking in it’s proper perspective.
I’m sure there will be some disagreements. I put some of my more radical ideas in there, and there will probably be some disagreement about a few things here and there. That’s ok with me, I’m all for civil discussion and people having their own ideas. I don’t mean any harm, but they’re my ideas (and the directors- we all pitched in). There will be places to have these discussions, but mostly, I tried to stick to the unifying point, which is anti extremism and fundamentalism. I mean well by it. I encourage THOUGHT, REASON, LOVE, and RESPECT. I hope that comes across at the very least.”