looking for some advice. whilst i want to promote my band to atheists and atheist groups, if i label us as an atheist band, does that make us just as bad as christian bands? everytime i hear or read 'christian band' i think of con artists trying to suck dollars out of the ever-trusting flock.
but if we do the same thing, doesn't that make us just as slimy?
but, i also think a lot of atheists would appreciate and enjoy our songs. and i want to get it to them.
what to do?
sell ourselves as an atheist band coz we want to interact with them, or just hope that message comes through in the music?

here's the song anyway. it has a zombie jesus in it.


http://youtu.be/we-v8acbXpY

Views: 55

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

If I saw a poster with "atheist band" on it, I would interpret that as "anti religion band". Bands call themselves "(religion) bands" to distinguish themselves from the default position of just playing music with no regard to any religion. From the look of your video, my definition of "atheist band" seems appropriate.

Same thing with comedians. If someone calls themself an atheist comedian, I expect to hear anti religion jokes included, as opposed to a normal comedian who might do jokes about anything. Similarly a christian comedian should have christian jokes included if they use that label.

However, I don't know where you live and the general culture may not reflect the view I have written above, so you would have to decide based on your potential audience's views.

lucas, kalliope,

thanks a lot for the replies. two well thought out pieces of advice! what sort of freaky place is this?
we are gonna be honest. we are atheists in the band so why hide it?
thanks for the time and the tips guys,
sash

Freaky indeed. People are here tend towards kind and thoughtful. If I didn't know better, I'd think they all were some upstanding Christians. ;)

As for the band, I'd go for it! Like K said, Christian bands are cheesy because Christianity is. You'll be fine! Besides, I'd love to have an atheist CD to pull out and play when someone else was bothering me with their religious music!

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

MJ

Latest Activity

Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Finland's Gay Bondage Stamps in the group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
9 minutes ago
Sentient Biped replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Finland's Gay Bondage Stamps in the group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
18 minutes ago
Irrelevant People liked Atheist Andrea's discussion Are you open about being an atheist or are you in the closet?
22 minutes ago
Sentient Biped commented on Claire Donnelly's group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
25 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Steph S.'s discussion How to be Tactful Responding With Diplomacy and Grace in the group Ethics and The Atheist
26 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Finland's Gay Bondage Stamps in the group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
28 minutes ago
Luara replied to Luara's discussion A question for the ex-religious
28 minutes ago
Loren Miller replied to Steph S.'s discussion How to be Tactful Responding With Diplomacy and Grace in the group Ethics and The Atheist
33 minutes ago
Sentient Biped replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Finland's Gay Bondage Stamps in the group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
47 minutes ago
Patricia replied to James M. Martin's discussion Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Why "Cosmos" Will NOT be Accompanied by Creationist Explanation for...well...the Cosmos
51 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
53 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
54 minutes ago

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service