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Canada doesn't seem to fair as well. There's the anthem of course, the Travellers' version of "This Land Is Your Land" (which has to be docked patriotism points for being an alternate version to someone else's patriotic song).
Patriotism, like all tribal emotionalisms, is essentially stupid.
Anyway, I don't think it's practical for an atheist to take a stand against religious songs. Some of them are really pretty!
That doesn't address the fact that most atheists who object to GBA at baseball games don't object to "religious songs," per se. They object to being forced to play along with religiously themed rituals just to see a ball game. (Add in the knee jerk militarist fetish at sporting events in America and you have a really uncomfortable experience for non-religious, pacifist sorts.)
If you pay me, I will sing to whatever god you like.
"God Bless America" doesn't have children; the foam is contraceptive. It's also harder to get the job done standing beside her.
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