"Atheist Peace" as written by and Greg/gurewitz Graffin....
Maybe it's too late for an intellectual debate,
But a residue of confusion remains.

Changing with the times,
And amphetamine tortured minds
Are average the citizen's sources of pain.

Tell me what we're fighting forâ??
I don't remember anymore,
Only temporary reprieve

And the world might cease
If we fail to tame the beast
From the faith that you release
Comes an atheist peace.

Atheist peace.

Political forces ran
Political winds of discontent,
And the modern age emerged triumphantly.
But now that safety's gone,
And it's time to de-evolve
And relive the dark chapters of history

Tell me what we're fighting forâ??
No progress ever came from war,
Only a false sense of increase

And the world won't wait
For the truth upon a plate
But we're ready now to feast on an atheist peace.

Atheist peace


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"Atheist Peace" as written by Brett Gurewitz Greg Graffin

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  • +8
    General CommentI think this song is about how there has been so much war in human history, many do to religious conflicts.

    "Atheist Peace" is a play off the phrase "Holy War" because they are exact opposites.
    Sorrynametakenon April 25, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAgnosticism isn't logical, it's a fence sittting position. Marty1982 is completely wrong. For one, only idiot is good out of the fear of punishment and if nobody believed in god then the leaders wouldn't be hearing the crazy ass voice of their imaginary friend which told them to go forth and take the blade to all the infidels. Interesting how no wars have been started out of atheism, Stalin and Hitler don't count, their movements were out of political ideologies, and Hitler was a catholic. Other than the fucking long rant, it's an excellent song. Blackbird 1565 hit the nail on the head.
    agnostic soldieron February 26, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity. Our movement is Christian."
    ~Adolf Hitler
    October 27, 1928.

    Also, everyone is an atheist; some just go one god farther.
    dangerkarton April 28, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI personally wouldn't like to rid the world of Religion, at all. I am an atheist through and through, but I think that the world would be shit if we all believed in the same thing - where would the debates be? I respect people's rights to have a religion of course, but I do not believe churches should be tax-free, because they're becoming businesses.

    I'm all for trying to convince people of atheistic arguments but if I had the chance tomorrow to rid the world of religion.. I wouldn't do it for the aforementioned reason.
    JAStewarton January 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsorrynametaken.....you fucking totally hit the nail on the head....I personally dont believe in god and I think the world would be a better place without religion.( just my opinion don't fucking flip) But yeah a very good Bad Religion song but my favorite is No Substance
    politicalpunkon May 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou're really fooling yourself if you think believing in the Tooth Fairy is going to help anything in this world. Give me a fucking break.

    If it isn't always about war, then tell me, where are the wars about our preferences in pizza toppings? Where was the last war concerning who watches Oprah? Or about an offensive skin condition on some political leader?

    It's always about religion. And since there is, in fact, no God/Jesus/Muhammad/Mishna/whathaveyou, you're all murderers. Murderers who have the nerve to look down on the logical-minded atheists who have picked out the frauds from day one.
    AmoebaCheebaon May 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard an interview somewhere where Graffin said that this song was an attack on the belief that if you're an atheist, you're supposed to be combative and fight with people of various religious affiliations.

    I'm not quite sure how that works, but there you go.
    Blackbird_1565on July 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor the people who are describing themselves as agnostic, agnosticism is completely different from theism and atheism. Agnosticism deals with what you know, while theism and atheism deals in what you believe. Theism describes belief in a god, and atheism decscribed no belief in a god, not belief in no god. What is described as 'strong atheism' should really be call non-theism.

    People who say that the threat of hell and promise of heaven keep people in line need to review the christian religion. The christian bible says that faith gets you into heaven, not deeds. The oldest argument illustrating this is asserting that Hitler, a catholic, could get into heaven, as long as he believes in Jesus, while Gandhi would go to hell for his lack of that belief. There is no justice in this kind of judgement, and there's nothing to stop any christian from going genocidal.

    And for those who say that religion is the only reason for war, you are right. It is merely a tool that drives differing opinions against each other. But, would you let 3rd graders take guns to school?

    Anyway, the song is awesome. I just heard it 2 hours ago, and now I love it.
    NilRecurringon July 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe word atheist shouldn't even exist. There are no words for people who don't believe in other imaginary things. Ex. aunicornist, aleprechaunist, afairiest Sadly when there's millions of brainwashed people we need a word for the non-brainwashed.
    Xrunneron November 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI completely agree with the meaning of the song. I think relgion has its place, but people shouldn't care about what other people's beliefs are. A persons faith is personal to them and usually is not the same to each person. Personally I have a chirstian faith but I do not care what others believe. War is only caused by people who go hardcore into their religion and have seperate agenda along with it. I think government should be seperated from relgion but war would still happen becuase of that seperate agenda. I totally see where athiests come from and respect them. i share their scientific beliefs but i think a "intelligent creator" started everything off. I also agree with bad relgion when they say that organized relgion is bad, which it can easly go from innocent worship to hurting others easily.Bottom Line: People should belive what they believe and leave it at that and not try to oppress others with their beliefs. "Science without religion is lame, Religion without science is blind" Albert Einstein
    wgrtw12on July 11, 2011   Link

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