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Music Monday: Rilo Kiley - “The Absence of God”

January 28, 2013

The first line of “The Absence of God” reminded me of a great article that Susan Jacoby wrote a week or so ago called “The Blessings of Atheism.” The first line (“The absence of God will bring you comfort, baby”) mirrors Jacoby’s thesis that atheism actually has something to offer humanity and can be a source of comfort.

Beyond the message of the song, Rilo Kiley is one of my favorite indiefolk bands. Enjoy.

As always, if you get a chance, send your suggestions for future Music Mondays to me at, 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 Grooveshark playlist or 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.


#1 Stef (Guest) on Saturday February 02, 2013 at 11:16pm

I love this song and this band! Glad it was featured. Now I may go listen to it...




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