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Music Monday: Ani DiFranco - “Icarus”

April 15, 2013

So, I had the pleasure of seeing Josh Ritter this past weekend, again. And again it was in the old Delaware Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (side note: churches have amazing sound!) that has been turned into the location of Ani DiFranco’s Babville and Righteous Babe Records. Coincidentally, DiFranco is a self-identified atheist.

She was quoted in a 2000 Progressive article stating her views on religion: 

“Well, I’m not a religious person myself. I’m an atheist. I think religion serves a lot of different purposes in people’s lives, and I can recognize the value of that, you know, the value of ceremony, the value of community, or even just having a forum to get together and talk about ideas, about morals – that’s a cool concept. But then, of course, institutional religions are so problematic.”

Enough of a back story, I suppose. Enjoy Ani DiFranco’s “Icarus.”

 

 

As always, if you get a chance, send your suggestions for future Music Mondays to me at chashman@centerforinquiry.net, leave a comment below, or @tweet us at @CFIOnCampus. Your suggestions, along with future and past songs, may end up in the official Course of Reason Music Monday Spofity playlist that anyone can listen to.    

 

 

 

About the Author: Cody Hashman

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Cody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.

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