Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Saved Edition

When I was in college, I often found myself in the company of people who listened exclusively to Christian pop/rock music. (Hey, I went to school in Kansas. It comes with the territory.) Popular Christian music has always confounded me. In my experience (which is, admittedly, not extensive) it seemed like the only thing you had to do is replace the word “God” with “girl” or “baby,” and you had a regular pop song. It seems like cheating. I often wondered what an atheist pop song would sound like. Now I know.

Shelley Segal is a singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia who is involved in the secular movement. In 2011 she released an album of atheist songs entitled “An Atheist Album.” The featured song today, called Saved, is an indictment of religious certainty and presumptuousness. Plus, it’s quite pretty. Enjoy!

BONUS! Here’s a video of comedian Mike Birbiglia making fun of Christian rock. It’s funny because it’s true.

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