Your favorite "Religious" Music.

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Your favorite "Religious" Music.

Ok so Damnit I know I'm not the only one that is a Strong Atheist and still listens to religious music from time to time (Shit its on the radio all the time.) With that in mind, and the fact that I absolutely love music (It's like half of my heart, seriously.)  ... I would like to know who you consider your favorite artists you can still stand even though your an athesit, agnostic, etc.

 

There is actually only one person on my list, as I think he is secret closet atheist, and that is Matisyahu.

I would like to back up my clam with barely any evidence with the following lyrics:

 http://www.lyricsdepot.com/matisyahu/youth.html

 

Now damnit post yours ^_^ 

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Stryper. I like the song

Stryper.

I like the song "The way". Here are the lyrics.


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Evanescence but for most

Evanescence

but for most bands with like religious lyrics underlining it  i mostly make my own interpratation of them so that it means somthing else.

 

so i can put up with most religious music unless its all "i want you inside me jesus"


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I don't know if this counts

I don't know if this counts since they are hare krishna hardcore bands but I still love Shelter and 108.

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List of religious

List of religious bands/bands that have religious members I listen to unabashedly: 

Mineral / Gloria Record

Further Seems Forever

Stretch Arm Strong

Comeback Kid

Mike Doughty

Bob Marley

Pedro the Lion

7 angels 7 plagues

 

 

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I listen to Virgin Black a

I listen to Virgin Black a lot, who I've read in many places are made up of Christians.  Yet looking at their lyrics, such as 'Museum of Iscariot', it's hard to see much reverence in them!  Oh, and Trouble...they are actually one of my favorite psychadelic/doom metal bands, even their lyrics are pushy with Christianity.


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This guy:

This guy:


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I really like religious

I really like religious music, too. I have been looking for some lately, actually, but without much luck. MercyMe's "I Can Only Imagine" is really good. http://youtube.com/watch?v=N3LUc78vbDk

I like Michael W. Smith's "Place in This World." http://youtube.com/watch?v=OyTvtGGREd0

I found these guys on YouTube, the Overtones Quartet. They have some CDs available on their website.

"Sanctuary" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yywO8hA8Z9Q

"What a Day that Will Be" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3fCKN1daAo

Something else http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORg8vbB2I40

My preacher used to sing a great rendition of this song, and I finally found it. One of my favorites: "Antioch Church House Choir" http://www4.flyupload.com/dl.php?fid=3092674


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I do have some religious

I do have some religious musicians in my vast collection.

K'Naan is a muslim rapper from Toronto, originally from Somalia.

Project 86, (pre-Jason Truby) P.O.D., Living Sacrifice, Saviour Machine, Chevelle (just the first album), Thousad Foot Krutch (just the first album) Evanescence and Blindside are all christian hard rock/metal/hardcore/rapcore bands that I like. Evanescence and Chevelle have more or less abandoned their religious fanbase, however. I think Sevendust is full of christians, but I only have their second album.

k-os is a rapper from Toronto that, from what I can tell, has his own religion altogether. Probably a "spiritualist".  but talented.

 Buck 65, dl Incognito and (surprisingly) Chamillionaire are all rappers I like who are christian, but rarely rap about Jesus.

 Bruce Cockburn. He's not often outspoken in his religion, but he's christian.

Plumb is a christian pop band that I quite love. Only have their second album though. I also have an old Audio Adrenaline album that has too many memories to be sold. I also have that album from Live "Throwing Copper" and a couple of Collective Soul albums (but no Creed....anymore)

Christian punk band Left Out was fine. I also have an old MxPx album, but I don't care to listen to it again.

 The, of course, there is a lot of instrumental jazz and "classical" that I enjoy, but that's at a different level as it's instrumental, so no lyrical message is present.


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I like some music that

I like some music that mentions religion, but there aren't many, if any, songs that are strictly religious that I can really stand anymore. One year working in a mall at xmas is enough to turn even a theist off of it.

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Vastet wrote: I like some

Vastet wrote:
I like some music that mentions religion, but there aren't many, if any, songs that are strictly religious that I can really stand anymore. One year working in a mall at xmas is enough to turn even a theist off of it.
True that. I worked with the Salvation Army in a mall for several christmases, and while I was happy at the religious music being played, I came to LOATHE christmas musci. That said, Bruce Cockburn's christmas album is quite amazing. If he can make a radically anti-capitalist atheist like myself be OK with christmas music, it must be good!


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BenfromCanada wrote: I do

BenfromCanada wrote:

I do have some religious musicians in my vast collection.

K'Naan is a muslim rapper from Toronto, originally from Somalia.

Project 86, (pre-Jason Truby) P.O.D., Living Sacrifice, Saviour Machine, Chevelle (just the first album), Thousad Foot Krutch (just the first album) Evanescence and Blindside are all christian hard rock/metal/hardcore/rapcore bands that I like. Evanescence and Chevelle have more or less abandoned their religious fanbase, however. I think Sevendust is full of christians, but I only have their second album.

k-os is a rapper from Toronto that, from what I can tell, has his own religion altogether. Probably a "spiritualist". but talented.

Buck 65, dl Incognito and (surprisingly) Chamillionaire are all rappers I like who are christian, but rarely rap about Jesus.

Bruce Cockburn. He's not often outspoken in his religion, but he's christian.

Plumb is a christian pop band that I quite love. Only have their second album though. I also have an old Audio Adrenaline album that has too many memories to be sold. I also have that album from Live "Throwing Copper" and a couple of Collective Soul albums (but no Creed....anymore)

Christian punk band Left Out was fine. I also have an old MxPx album, but I don't care to listen to it again.

The, of course, there is a lot of instrumental jazz and "classical" that I enjoy, but that's at a different level as it's instrumental, so no lyrical message is present.

Damn it, I forgot to mention the rastafarian reggae artists I like, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Luciano, Beres Hammond, Third World, Barrington Levy, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Max Romeo and the Upsetters, and possibly some others (I don't know if they're all rastas, or if some are nonreligious)