Originally posted on The Atheist Papers:
Jumping off my last post, as well as one I wrote earlier this year, I’m a giant music fan. Eclectic tastes doesn’t do it justice; I listen to everything from calypso to country, from Motown to metal, from rock to rap, and from Gypsy to gospel. It’s that last one that might surprise readers who aren’t familiar with me. One might think atheists usually ignore god’s music. But I love it. It’s not the lyrics; they could be singing about literally anything, and I would love it just the same. It’s the soul, the energy, and the beat. I’ve said this many times before, but you don’t need god to enjoy god’s music.
This post is a list of my favorite songs directly (or even loosely) related to religious beliefs. These songs span many genres, not merely gospel. So with that in mind, here’s my top 10 favorite songs written…
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