Fr. Pontifex Slams Atheism in New God Is Dead Spoken Word Video

Catholic priest and spoken-word artist Fr. Pontifex

Fr. Pontifex is not just a Catholic priest, but he’s also a successful hip-hop artist who gained notoriety after he responded to Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.”

Now, he’s back with a new clip, this time taking aim at atheist activism. His new spoken word clip, entitled, “God is dead,” delves deeply into secularism in an attempt to debunk its claims.

(Related: Priest‘s New Spoken Word Vid Targets Obama’s Contraceptive Mandate: ‘A Threat to Our Country’s Foundation’)

A description of the video reads:

This video is in response to the claims of the “New Atheism.” One that has been presented by the likes of Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens. One who holds faith is NOT irrational. Science and reason are not incompatible with faith — in fact they compliment each other very well because they come from the same source, God. We hope that this video touches the hearts of many people. 

“God is dead or a delusion that’s what they say, the opiate of the masses just to get through the day,” Fr. Pontifex says in the opening of the clip.

“Arrogant thinkers who quote scientists, philosophers and more with eloquent articulations and academic insulations with an infantile core,” he adds.

Fr. Pontifex Slams Atheism in New God Is Dead Spoken Word Video

The hip-hopping priest goes on to tackle the commonly-held atheist claim that the world would be a better, safer, calmer and more prosperous place without religion. He charges that those who deny God and faith are actually turning a blind eye to truth.

Here are some of the other lyrics from the video:

But you say without religion peace and harmony will thrive? The Spanish Inquisition three thousand, the Salem witch trials nineteen, but millions upon millions slaughtered in atheistic regimes How dark this world would be without faith, love and Divine light, We all have a conscience discerning what’s wrong and right Each human heart desires much more than this life can’t get, To deny the existence of a Transcendent God is the ultimate opiate, You can numb the minds assent to the truth and faith you can refuse, But In the end man stands between God and nothingness and He must choose.

Watch it, below:

We profiled him in February