Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin: The True Face Of Atheism

Mar 26th, 2008 // 12 Comments

graffin.jpgWhether barking “What should I celebrate, given finite means and a penchant to depreciate?” or teaching Life Sciences for UCLA’s biology department, Bad Religion frontperson Dr. Greg Graffin has always promoted atheism with the utmost didacticity. So it’s great to see that the Humanist Chaplaincy, “Harvard University’s prominent community of atheists and agnostics,” is giving him the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism. Says Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein, “So much attention gets heaped onto polemicists like Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens, but Graffin is a truly deserving candidate for the face of atheism,” Two years ago, Greg Gaffin helped me realize that there there truly is no God, so this feels overdue. [ Cult Punk]

  1. Jon W

    In before “jerking off on webcam” joke

  2. Lucas Jensen

    How come most of these Ph.D. rocker guys have such pedestrian lyrics?

  3. Chris N.

    Think Liz Phair ever does the webcam thing? Because that would be awesome.

  4. drjimmy11

    @Lucas Jensen: because most people who get degrees in writing are awful awful writers. Academics tend to teach because they can’t do very well. Or because they feel safer surrounded by others who do badly in exactly the same way.

  5. queensissy

    @drjimmy11: … but he got his PhD in Biology, not writing.

  6. SuperUnison

    @queensissy: So maybe it’s cause he’s a biologist and not a writer.

  7. axel_f

    Ath3ism for L1fe

  8. Reidicus

    Since I gave up hope, I feel a lot better.

  9. sharky

    Damn… jerking off on webcam joke already spoiled. damn you Jon Williams!

  10. mike a

    Whatever. We’ve got the American Jesus.

  11. pat

    Greg Graffin writes amazing lyrics. You should really read the lyrics before you go off making dumbass assumptions.

  12. PriestSevina

    Have you ever read the bible prophecy? Well, I don't want to trouble you, but you aren't going to make it:))) Hope you feel me.

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