Saturday, October 04, 2014

Outraged? Try bored.

Over at Tell Me Now they're assuring us that "Atheists are outraged by Carrie Underwood's latest song". As an atheist I have to say I wasn't even aware of it, and now that I am? Well, she sings country. Country singers are almost all Christian. And if atheists got outraged by every country song that pushed Christianity, we'd be outraged 24/7.

Anyway, to this song:
Carrie Underwood is a good ole country girl with a heart of gold and the voice of an angel. In her new song “Something in the Water,” she proves that she is also a child of God by singing about her faith.

In the song, Underwood sings about baptism and “being washed in blood,” which refers to the blood of Christ. The whole message of the song is that we humans are lost without God.
She does have a nice voice, but this song is really just "the call of the tribe". She knows that herself. They quote her:
“Country music is different. You have that Bible Belt-ness about it,” she said. “I’m not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith or any of that, and I won’t be the last. And it won’t be the last for me, either. If you don’t like it, change the channel.”
Exactly. This song is totally run of the mill. It's hardly worth noticing. Heck, that fake-atheist Brad Paisley song was more newsworthy than this.

(Of course, funnily, that interview wasn't about this song. It was about "Jesus Take The Wheel." Five years ago.)

But here's what is really funny. They lead off with this:
Atheists are outraged that such a hit-maker as Underwood would dare to sing about Christianity, but Carrie doesn’t seem to care.
But where are the quotes from "outraged" atheists?

Crickets, as they say.

I did see a comment on Facebook, where I ran across this article, from an atheist who was mildly outraged by Carrie Underwood. Not this song, of course. "Jesus, Take The Wheel". "I'm outraged by the bad, dangerous driving advice," she said. "You take the wheel and steer into the skid, dammit." QFT, that.

Hysterically, Tell Me Now hat-tips the Conservative Tribune, but you have to some digging to find the story there. When you do, you find it's a lot more ... outraged? ... certainly more jingoistic and flag-waving:
With the current state of pop culture being radically opposed to religion, especially Christianity, and traditional values, its [sic] refreshing and uplifting to see someone as popular as Carrie Underwood take a bold stand on her convictions and refuse to be silenced by atheist bullies.

America could use a lot more bold voices like Underwood to help combat the moral bankruptcy being pushed forward by liberals.

If this country is ever to return to its former greatness and experience the mind-blowing success of years long past, it’s going to take a revitalization of traditional values to make it happen, and for culture to make that change, it needs artists like Underwood to keep singing fearlessly about her convictions.
Once again, of course, they quote ZERO "atheist bullies" who are trying to silence the "bold" Underwood.

TL;DR: Carrie Underwood sings another song about Jesus. Atheists don't give a rap. Conservatives are outraged by that.

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