Thursday, February 04, 2010

Atheist Pop

For some reason I got involved in the #atheistpop thread which became a top Twitter topic yesterday evening. There seemed to be 3 sorts of contributors: people who replaced 'God' with things like 'a completely mythological idea who doesn't exist' in the titles of pop songs, the ones who were funny, and the ones who tried to be funny. Oh yes, and spammers.

Here's a few of my favourites:

It Looks Like I Will Have To Buy My Own Mercedes-Benz

Sympathy for Gary Neville

Oh! Think twice! It's another day for you and me in relative material comfort

I wish it could be Winterval every day.

By the Rivers of Birmingham


Hitchens Baby One More Time


Stairway to Upstairs

Nice Day for a Registry Office Civil Ceremony

You'll Probably Walk Alone at Some Point

Unlikely Concept of Natural Justice Chameleon.

Promised you an improbably coincidence.

Bat out of Oblivion.

My prize would go to Archdruid Eileen, who was responsible for several of the above, but I'm sure you can think of more.

Speaking of Twitter, Church Mouse has the latest 'Twurch of England' top tweeters, based on a scoring system which wants to be everyone's friend by giving you a high score. Strangely, lots of contributors to the #atheistpop thread seemed to be vicars.


  1. Didn't you miss the fourth type - "people who retweeted Mitch Benn so we think they're his friends"?

  2. I like !

    off the top of my head...

    "Our secular, multicultural, pluralist society" save the queen (sex pistols)

    "The goat" inside (INXS)

    "emergent behaviour due to trillions of inter-connecting neurons" man (blues brothers)