They Might Be Giants Teach Children About Atheism

09/17/2009 3:07 PM |

Brooklyn mainstays They Might Be Giants have just released a childrens album called Here Comes Science, the third in a series of educational albums that’s already included Here Come the ABCs and Here Come the 123s. The opening track, “Science is Real,” could and probably should be seen as a not-so-thinly veiled shot at religion. Here’s the best part:

I like the stories
About angels, unicorns and elves
Now I like the stories
As much as anybody else
But when I’m seeking knowledge
Either simple or abstract
The facts are with science
The facts are with science
Science is real

Does anyone have a child for whom they’d like me to buy a present?

2 Comment

  • I have heard a few songs from this album, and I love it. I have ordered a copy for my mother, who is a teacher for 9-10 year olds who has a degree in chemistry. To be honest, I am kind of hoping that she doesn’t like it so I can keep it. I am sticking to the idea that this doesn’t make me a bad person because this is a random present, not affiliated with any particular day of celebration :P

  • It’s about time someone broke away from religious prosecution and made the bold move to teach children facts instead of stories.