This song kicks off Waiting For The Punchline
. Despite the title, it is not an anti-God song. It is quite the opposite. Gary Cherone, an outspoken Christian, had this to say about the song in an interview with the Christian rock magazine Heaven's Metal
: "I tried to pick apart the lyrics and I've pitted religion verses science and the parallels that they have and the leap of faith that you have to take with both. You know what' I'm glad I have to take this leap of faith of believing in God. I don't think God would have it any other way. You know, you hear that argument, 'Well, if there is a God, why doesn't He come on television and show us?' Coincidentally, I just read something in Romans this morning about how men profess to be wise, but are foolish and that God makes Himself known. The creation of God is the evidence of God, you know? If you can't see that, then you're blind and you're letting your intellect be your God - and that's pretty vain - you have to have a pretty big ego. That's 'There Is No God.' That title... I don't know where that came from. Obviously, it probably came from the paraphrase from Time
magazine's headline - 'God Is Dead.' 'I could easily say it's devil's advocate (and) I'm playing the role. I don't think it's so much a devil's advocate. It ends up being a question. I'm sure you have friends or you like to have heated debate when it comes to evolution and stuff like that. I guess that's one of my pet peeves. The amount of faith that it takes - the leap of faith you have to take - to believe in an ameba coincidentally, by chance, evolving into a human being. This Carl Sagan quote: 'billions and billions of years...' Does he realize what a billion is? I might be babbling here, but it's always interested me."
Chris - London, KY