Top Ten Reasons to Hate the Song "Take Me to Church" by Hozier

The Top Ten

1 It makes fun of Christians

It is most definitely mockery. The song itself uses religious metaphor which doesn't bother me. However, coupled with a video containing homosexual imagery does. There is a suggestive undertone that we are seeing more and more in media that suggests that a handful of psychopathic rednecks represent the mainstream Christian. I find it hypocritical that people who supposedly espouse "tolerance" are resorting more and more on bigotry and outright dishonest propaganda.

It doesn't makes fun of Christianity. It's profound in how it presents itself, so it can't simply be 'bashing' religion or taking the mickey out of it. This list is stupid. It's not a song that deserves to be hated.

The song is not bashing on Christians; rather those who undermine others.

If this guy has an issue with Christianity he needs to work it out for himself. But to go ahead and make fun of Christianity in a song, is very immature. by the way I'm not trying to be rude, but this is how I personally see this matter.

2 It's religious

Why do religious songs even have a place in this world - BigBrotherSucks

This song is not religious. It's a parody against religion and changes "church" to mean the bedroom for sex.

3 It's offensive

It is offensive considering the fact that replacing the word "church" for "bedroom sex."

He said I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies what is that inspove to mean - BigBrotherSucks

4 It went to the top ten despite its religions references

It should not even be allowed to play on the radios - BigBrotherSucks

5 It takes a swipe at the Catholic Church

I'm not Catholic but at least they have nice music and most of them are nice

I don't get why the song goes against the catholic. Catholic is just another religion like the others. Everyone worships god in a different way.

Just because this guy doesn't agree with the Catholic Church and just because at this local church people didn't agree with homosexualality doesn't mean he needs to slander an entire religion

What a load of crap he is talking about - BigBrotherSucks

6 It got banned from YouTube

It should be banned everywhere - BigBrotherSucks

7 It is against gay people

If anything, this song promotes love.

How is this against LGBTQ people? - slushie03

It will upset Gay people if they here his even if I'm not - BigBrotherSucks

Hozier hates the gays.

8 It sounds bad

The worst song I've ever listened to.

I cringe when I hear it on the radio and swap stations. I didn't even know about the underlying messages until I saw this site - I just hate it too much to care.

Hozier sounds really soulful in this song; not to mention that the melodies are really captivating.

Horrible...only thing I can say

9 The lyrics

Actually, the lyrics are probably some of the most meaningful; in fact, it mocks religion. Just because something "is religious" does not make it pointless. It expands our discussion and moves us forward in society. So look below the surface and find out what Hozier really means.

The lyrics have so many layers to their meaning. You just have to uncover them.

The Lyrics as you can all see are religious which makes it pointless - BigBrotherSucks

10 It ripped off Pink Floyd's Have a Cigar

Have a cigar!

It ripped off one of my favorite songs ever! - matty925

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11 The radios play it even know it can be upsetting to some peoples religions

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire
(The radio can play whatever you want, just like you can comment whatever you want as well.)

I wish they didn't - BigBrotherSucks

12 It's annoying
13 The video

The video has a very powerful message, whether you like it or not.

It has religious seen just like the song - BigBrotherSucks

The video is bad. The song is catchy the FIRST time
You hear it and kids may look up the video and get wrong concepts planted in their head

14 It's scary
15 It turns you into a mindless zombie
16 It's a complete rip off of a Feist song
17 It's too angry
18 It changes time signatures
19 It's not pop

LOL it must scare all them fangirls out there because its not pop

That's good suckers

Its playig on the pop radio and such its crhistian music

20 Hozier is fake
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