An Atheist Went Down To Georgia (A Parody)

Sung to the music of “The Devil Went Down To Georgia'” by Charlie Daniels.


An Atheist Went Down To Georgia
A parody by Al Stefanelli 

An atheist went down to Georgia; he was looking for a troll with zeal.
He was in a bind ‘cos reason’s hard to find and in Georgia, you know that’s real.
When he came across this young man readin’ a Bible, his mind startin’ to rot.
And the atheist jumped up on a hickory stump and said: “Boy, lemme tell you what:

“I guess you didn’t know it, but I’m a readin’ person, too.
“And if you’d care to take a dare, I’ll make a bet with you.
“Now you preach a pretty good sermon, boy, but give the atheist his due:
“I bet a Kindle of tomes against your droll, ‘cos I think I’m smarter than you.”
The boy said: “My name’s Johnny and I may have married my kin,
“But I’ll take your bet, your gonna regret, ‘cos the bible’s the best there’s ever been…”

Johnny didn’t give a care, just started prayin’ hard.
‘Cos reason’s loose in Georgia and the atheist deals the cards.
He thought he’d win and get a heavenly crown made of pure gold.
But in the end, reason wins, even in foxholes…

The atheist fired up his Kindle and said: “I’ll start this show.”
And logic flew from his heathen lips as he read from an atheist tome.
And he swiped his finger across the screen and his logic could not miss.
Then a Freethought group passin’ by joined in and it sounded like pure bliss.
When the atheist finished, Johnny said: “Well that makes no sense, ol’ son.
“I’m gonna sit down in this in this chair, right here and plug my ears up with my thumbs.

The Friar’s in the bathroom, run boys, run.
Pedo’s in the house, starin’ at your bum.
Pickin’ out an altar boy, don’t you know.
“Little boy, you want candy?”
“I wanna take you home!”

The atheist cracked a smile, ‘cause he knew he wasn’t beat.
But then he laid that Kindle on the ground at Johnny’s feet.
The Atheist said: “Johnny, pick that up if you ever want to free your mind”
“All you need to do is read some Hitch, some of best that’s ever been.”

But remember, the Friar’s in the bathroom, run boys, run.
Pedo’s in the house, starin’ at your bum.
Pickin’ out an altar boy, don’t you know.
“Little boy, you want candy?”
“I wanna take you home!”

  6 comments for “An Atheist Went Down To Georgia (A Parody)

  1. fastlane
    November 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Awesome! I’m a big fan of parody music (I’ve seen Weird Al in concert 4 times so far), and that’s fantastic.

  2. JJ7212
    November 10, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    That’s cooler than a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce! Awesome!

  3. November 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    That’s a rather clever spin on the original. Now you just gotta get somebody to record this…

  4. timberwoof
    November 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    But how does it end up? Does Johnny pick up the Kindle? Does it hiss and chatter in his hand? Do the words burn his eyeballs? Does the light shine out of the holes in his head? What happens?

  5. mxh
    November 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I’d love to see Charlie Daniels’ reaction to this.

  6. timberwoof
    November 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

    My comment got ate right before the server was taken down. Wonderful parody … but how does it end? Does Johnny pick up that kindle and get illuminated?

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