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    Posted: April 05 2006 at 19:51

I was just wondering, are there any atheist prog bands? There has to be some.

Oh and I assume Opeth and Meshuggah are....so don't say them. While on the topic, is anyone here Atheist?

I don't know what made me think of this one...boredom i guess.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 19:53
What the hell would you classify as being "Athiest Prog"?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:04

Originally posted by Zoso

What the hell would you classify as being "Athiest Prog"?

I don't know. Any bands that are atheists?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:09
Why do you assume Opeth and Meshuggah are?  There are actually numerous possible references to christianity in Opeth's lyrics, though they claim not to have any religious affiliation.

I'm sure there are tons of atheist prog artists, I can't think of any offhand who actively speak out against religion in their lyrics though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:10

That is a tough one since since spirituality could  almost be considered an essential aspect of many prog rock bands eg Suppers ready-genesis, tales of topog -yes, mahavisnu orchestra,

I guess the 1960s and 1970s the golden era of prog was also a period of spiritual reawakening and searching for many after all they were all hippies.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:12
I think we should leave religion or in this case fringing on anti religious topics out of the forum , they will only cause debate and have nothing to do with progressive rock !  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:18
How about the band atheist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:19

Sure thing masque, I was merely talking about those people and their times, I'm not trying to debate

But wasn't their an italian group called Banco something rather who did an album about Charles Darwin, thats atheist right? 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:19
I don´t know what atheist prog would be...but Im not very keane with the christian prog...I hope the atheist prog doesn´t bash religions...I don´t know what I can´t stand more, the reliogion bashers or the religion freaks...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:20

Originally posted by stomp

How about the band atheist.

Yes! I was waiting for someone to say it.

As for this thread having nothing to do with prog, well yea...but I was wondering what people would say. It's fun.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:20
opps i mean darwin was an atheist, sorry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:24

I don't mind religion in music whether hindu, christian or buddist or non religion as long as they don't insult others outside.

It seems to me el bothy that you just don't like over dogmatic people, fair enough.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:26
what the? I thought it was about the band Atheist as well, how dare you trick me!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:27
Wasn´t one of the members of Atomic Rooster supposed to have been satanic? I may be wrong, but I´m sure I read that somewhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:32
Well, I'm atheist, and I can't actually pick bands that ARE relgious most of the time. In general, I think it's a good idea to keep your religious ideals out of music for the most part, because as some wise person once said "Once you start talking about relgion in any way, you are GOING to offend someone."

The only song that spring to mind is Dream Theaters In the Name of God as being pretty anti-religion.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:34
Originally posted by Slayer!

Originally posted by Zoso

What the hell would you classify as being "Athiest Prog"?

I don't know. Any bands that are atheists?

John Lennon song imagine has a line "imagine there is no heavan." Although Lennon is not prog the Beatles are Proto Prog, he must have had some atheist lyrics somewhere, after all he did say he was bigger than Jesus

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:52

Originally posted by Cheesecakemouse

John Lennon song imagine has a line "imagine there is no heavan." Although Lennon is not prog the Beatles are Proto Prog, he must have had some atheist lyrics somewhere, after all he did say he was bigger than Jesus

LOL that made my day

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:54

ELP's 'The Only Way' has athiest lyrics that mock the idea of god and practices of Christianity.

I must  agree that most prog is spiritual though.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 20:58
Originally posted by Cheesecakemouse

opps i mean darwin was an atheist, sorry.


Darwin wasn't Atheist, he was agnostic, or I should say he became agnostic. He was actually studying to become a clergyman, but after delving deep into his discoveries on the Beagle and such, he found himself drifting further away from Christianity.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2006 at 21:04

Wow, this is going better than I thought. I was hoping no one would run me off the site, religion can become a touchy topic after all.

O BTW this is still me. I made a new account.

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