Christmas is a time for celebration for many religions. It makes you wonder which one is right in their claims.
The concept of "Jesus" can be taken literally, as a deity, like religion does.
But it's much better to take it as a "verb", as a metaphor to spur people to be good to others, leaving all metaphysics aside.
The Science Museum in Florence has Galileo Galilei’s middle finger on display. This sort of laical relic is a perfect symbol for science and reason against religion and faith. So, in the song, Galileo’s devotees organize a sort of procession in support of science, carrying the finger with them, as if giving the finger to dogmatism.
This is adapted from the last will of Jean Meslier, a French parish priest from the 1600s-1700s, who denounced the collusion of the Church with tyrants, nobles, and others taking advantage of the people. He was a priest and kept quiet while he was still alive, to avoid being tortured by the Inquisition.
It’s so much easier for people with a strong belief, never having to doubt themselves, and always having someone to call for help or to blame for what’s wrong.
Sometimes atheists wish they could be so sure, and meeting God face to face would provide some certainties.