Gerald Augustinus of Cafeteria is Closed fame wrote something that stuck a chord with me (pun intended).
On his blog, Gerald states that the John Lennon song Imagine is truly vile:
“After the “peace studies” hogwash, this song fits in well. It’s basically a Leftist manifesto. First, rejection of a life beyond this - no heaven, no hell. Then, like the Communists, an “Internationale” - no countries, just one global politburo. No religion - well, the Communists tried to make that come true as well. No possessions - a brotherhood of man - worked out really well! No incentive, no effort, thus Communism resulting in nothing, equally shared by all. The nice melody really soothes you into the vile message. Of course, singing of “no possessions” is particularly cute coming from a gazillionaire.”
When I was young, I often wondered why adults didn’t object to the obvious promotion of atheism. As a parent, shopping with young children, I’d cringe every time it was played.
Yet to criticize this song seemed sacrilegious. To dislike Imagine was akin to disliking peace. Today, as I read the comments made on Gerald’s site, I am amazed of how many others feel the same. Perhaps its popularity is due to the left-leaning media.
:newidea: Since there is a category for Christian music (thereby excusing storekeepers from playing it in their shops), I hereby declare (drum roll) that Imagine, composed by the late John Lennon (God rest his soul), be the first entry into the new category of Sacred Secular Songs. These are songs that promote, embrace, and inculcate popular culture with leftist, communist, humanist, atheist, and materialist views. They are songs that are played throughout our society without shame and would make a descent Christian blush.
If anyone out there has a suggestion, please feel free to add to this first-of-a kind category. Thank you and God Bless.