In the September 6, 2000 edition of The Onion A.V. Club titled "Is There A God?", celebrities were asked the question. Sweet was among those asked.
Matthew Sweet is a pop-rock singer-songwriter whose newest album is titled In Reverse.
The Onion: Is there a God?
Matthew Sweet: No.
O: Want to elaborate?
MS: I don't think there's a God like the God everybody's taught about. As a concept, I think it exists in terms of nature and the greater forces of things. I believe in nature instead of God.