I have been a fan of X.T.C. for a long time. They are a great band with smart songs. When I was younger and a believer I felt this song was a about a person angry with God and but that they ultimately believed in him since they were addressing him directly. Clearly, I was misguided and hearing what I wanted. Now that I am an athiest I feel like it is an anthem and I love it even more now than I did then. Here are the lyrics. If you haven't heard it search it out and then check out more X.T.C.



Dear God,
Hope you got the letter and
I pray you can make it better down here.
I don't need a big reduction in the price of beer;
And all the people that you made in your image,
See them starving on their feet
'Cause they don't get enough to eat
From God,
I can't believe in you.

Dear God,
Sorry to disturb you, but
I feel that I should be heard loud and clear.
We all need a big reduction in the amount of tears;
And all the people that you made in your image,
See them fighting in the street
'Cause they can't make opinions meet
About God,
I can't believe in you.

Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?
Did you make mankind, after we made you?
And the devil too?!

Dear God,
Don't know if you noticed, but
Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book.
Us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look,
And all the people that you made in your image,
Still believing that junk is true
Well I know it ain't, and so do you

Dear God,
I can't believe in...
I don't believe in...

I dont believe in heaven or hell.
No saints, no sinner, no devil as well.
No pearly gates, no thorny crown.
You're always letting us humans down.
The wars you bring, the babes you drown.
Those lost at sea and never found,
It's the same the whole world 'round.
The hurt I see helps to compound
The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost
It's just somebody's unholy hoax
If you're up there you'd perceive
That's my heart upon my sleeve.
If there's one thing I don't believe in.....

It's you.....
Dear God.

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