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Noel, along with his brother Liam, are members of the band Oasis.

Excerpted from an August 23, 1997 article in the Irish Times where Michel Silleabhin, a professor of music at Limerick University reflects on Oasis...

"Regardless of what [Noel] says ('I don't need to write as a course of therapy . . . I don't need to exorcise any demons' - Q Magazine interview), Noel Gallagher is working on himself in these songs. In his own words, he is famous, wealthy, Irish, Catholic, working class, 'half an atheist and half a coward'. Plenty of songs in that."

--SSi

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Reader Jan writes on 21-Mar-2004:

Well I'd like to add a little something, thought it might help. The following lyrics is from a song called "Carry Us All" that was written by Noel Gallagher and was performed by their (the Gallaghers') band Oasis. It's from the 'Sunday Morning Call' single.

"Everybody's gone for quick, sure fire solution
But faith in any god is gonna bury us all
No-one's gonna fight in a ten-bob revolution
Have faith in what you've got and it will carry us all"

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In the song "Gas Panic" from 2000's 'Standing on the Shoulder of Giants' features the lyrics questioning if there is a god.

"My pulse pumps out a beat to the ghost dancer
My eyes are dead and my throat's like a black hole
And if there's a god would he give another chancer
An hour to sing for his soul"

The song deals with Noel's battle to quit his drug addictions cold turkey.
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Some additional info from a British National Secular Society news item (http://www.secularism.org.uk/comingoutasatheistnoelgallaghera.html), 4/13/07:

"The hard-living Oasis star Noel Gallagher has revealed to the New Musical Express that he has read Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion and loved it. 'Anything that disproves God, bring it on,' he is quoted as saying."

From the RTE show 'The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne', Gay talks to Noel Gallagher about his views on Religion, God, Jesus and Heaven. Gallagher says that he does not believe in God. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WitX9xtyEfM)