Greg: "A song like “Atheist Peace,” I don’t think I could have written years before. I kind of shied away of the concept of atheism, even though we danced around it quite a bit. I find it to be a perfectly reasonable alternative. I think another thing is the level of confidence I have in my writing, and having a foundation for my beliefs that's at an all-time high. That doesn’t mean I’m ripe for an epiphany, and of course I’ll find that everything I believe in now is bogus some other day. They make a lot about graduating, moving on to another stage in life, and all those formalities of higher education. But it changes you. I’m sure any experience in any kind of institution is similair; when you pass a certain point, you just feel like a different person. All I can say is that this writing process felt a lot different than any other album, even during the time I was getting my bachelor’s degree or my master’s degree."
Brett: "As we touch upon these timeless topics that we use every couple of years in the new record, rather than it getting stale, it almost feels like, at least in terms of Greg’s writing, he’s really refined it, made an art of it. If you have an "Atheist Peace" instead of a religious war, it’s quite brilliant. Who would have thought about it other than Greg?" 
Graffin: "It is about religion not entailing a friendly solution of anything, and maybe we would have had more peace without a belief in God."
|05/10||added greg and brett quotes - By Stinger66|
|05/11||Article created - By wrong planet|