Atheism week continues here on the Head Tale with today’s Music Monday clip, “Thoughts of a Dying Atheist” by Muse.
A quick review of the lyrics could provide a few meanings. On its surface, iit’s basically about how an atheist must feel when facing death, knowing that their beliefs mean there is nothing afterward – no Heaven, no Hell, no reincarnation, no limbo., nothing. What’s not clear is if this is leading to a deathbed conversion or not. (Hopefully I get a chance to address this topic in a bit greater detail either later this week or at some point in the future.)
The funniest part to me is that the band Muse is well-known as a favourite of “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer. So I wonder how many impressionable young readers may get into the band Muse based on that recommendation, come across the idea of atheism from a random song title out of the band’s back catalogue and end up converted (er, de-converted?)
Anyhow, it’s a pretty rocking song…