All the Skepchicks had a similar reaction to this: we hate song parodies. We love this. Enjoy.

Sent in by reader jtradke, who writes, “Disclaimer: it was made by my friend that’s in Second City. And you can hear me beatboxing in one part.”

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24 Comments

  1. Profile photo of Kammy
    April 22, 2011 at 11:17 am —

    Got a big cross. Damn it’s heavy!!

    That’s what she said. hurhurhur

  2. Profile photo of punchdrunk
    April 22, 2011 at 11:58 am —

    Thanks for this!

  3. Profile photo of teambanzai
    April 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm —

    Crucifixion?

    Yes.

    Good, out the door line on the left one cross each.

    Crucifixion?

    Um no freedom.

    What?

    Yeah they said I hadn’t done anything and I could go live on an island somewhere.

    Oh I say That’s very nice Well off you go then…

  4. Profile photo of VoxMachina
    April 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm —

    Glad to see something good come from that poorly auto-tuned abomination.

    Also occurred to me that Skepchick.org could get a sizeable boost in traffic if you were to change your last name to Black. If you could stomach it, of course.

    • Profile photo of Elyse
      April 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm —

      Probably not any more than changing her name to Free Porn Viagra Boobies Hot Anal Dating Yahoo Google.

      I think the searches are pretty saturated.

      • Profile photo of Electro
        April 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm —

        I am a former Nigerian finance official who needs help with transfer of funds…….I have found you through our common interest expressed in your post

      • Profile photo of VoxMachina
        April 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm —

        True, although I think typing that into Google might actually bring down the internet.

        • Profile photo of jtradke
          April 23, 2011 at 12:58 am —

          I just tried and the first hit was this page. Second hit appears to be incest porn (not going to click it)

          Suggested new slogan: Skepchick: more popular than incest!

          • Profile photo of Elyse
            April 23, 2011 at 1:55 am

            Yay!…..?

  5. Profile photo of infinitemonkey
    April 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm —

    @Rebecca: What’s wrong with parodies? Granted, not all parodies are made the same, but some people consistantly make good ones. (See Weird Al)

    • Profile photo of Rebecca Watson
      April 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm —

      Was just having this conversation last night, actually. I like Weird Al as a person — he seems like a pretty cool guy. But he makes music for 11-year olds, and the moment I hit 12 I was relieved to finally admit that it was awful.

  6. Profile photo of Victor
    April 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm —

    I still haven’t heard the original, only the Colbert/ Fallon/ Roots version, but this was great!

    • Profile photo of Rebecca Watson
      April 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm —

      I love the Colbert version! The first parody I heard that I found genuinely likable on its own merits.

  7. Profile photo of jtradke
    April 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm —

    Awesome, thanks for posting!

  8. Profile photo of rasmur
    April 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm —

    It’s Friday, Good Friday, time for all the atheists to have a feeding frenzy!

  9. Profile photo of rasmur
    April 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm —

    Okay, I’ll admit, it was kind of funny.

  10. Profile photo of aajax
    April 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm —

    Such a mean spirited song only serves to reinforce the notion that atheism and being a good person are mutually exclusive. Besides, it’s not funny. Two thumbs down.

    • Profile photo of Rebecca Watson
      April 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm —

      That’s funny you think it’s mean spirited, because the other responses I’ve seen have wondered whether it was made by a Christian.

      I don’t really see anything mean-spirited about it, but maybe I wasn’t listening closely enough.

    • Profile photo of Elyse
      April 23, 2011 at 12:40 am —

      Actually, what I liked about it was that it wasn’t smug and condescending atheist propaganda.

      I thought it was just as easy to appreciate for both believers and nonbelievers.

    • Profile photo of jtradke
      April 23, 2011 at 12:50 am —

      Hate to break it to you, but it wasn’t written by an atheist.

      Although I did try to make the drums sound as blasphemous as possible.

  11. Profile photo of Jack99
    April 23, 2011 at 12:19 am —

    @teambanzai;
    (Oh my here we go then):
    No, I was only joking, it really is crucifixion!
    (from the basement):
    You lucky, lucky bastards!

  12. Profile photo of James Fox
    April 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm —

    I actually think there are a lot of Christians out there that would think this was great and would wonder if it was some kind of homemade evangelism tool. Parody should bite harder IMO.

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