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I have just been listening to it.Some of the music is a bit dour,but they have played some nice music too.

Wind beneath my wings by Bette Midler and Imagine- John Lennon

I would not have thought "Imagine" was a religious song,but one of my favourite songs ever.

Some interesting discussions on the programme too.

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I have just been listening to it.Some of the music is a bit dour,but they have played some nice music too.

Wind beneath my wings by Bette Midler and Imagine- John Lennon

I would not have thought "Imagine" was a religious song,but one of my favourite songs ever.

Some interesting discussions on the programme too.

The opening lines asks us to......

 

Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

 

 

Great song.

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"Imagine ... no religions too"

 

Presumably that includes religious programmes on local radio.

 

:huh:

 

Just thought i would mention that they do interview people of all faiths,and yes they include humanists too.

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If you listen to the "meaning" of Imagine, rather than just looking at the actual words, then you will understand that the song is not anti religious at all.

 

Exactly the same as when Lennon said that the beatles were "more famous than Jesus". This was completely misconstrued in America by the religious bigots. What he meant was that he was frustrated by the amount of adoration the beatles were getting. It was runining the band as far as he was concerned as gigs were becoming impossible. He preferred it when they were a tight rock band in amsterdam.

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If you listen to the "meaning" of Imagine, rather than just looking at the actual words, then you will understand that the song is not anti religious at all.

 

Exactly the same as when Lennon said that the beatles were "more famous than Jesus". This was completely misconstrued in America by the religious bigots. What he meant was that he was frustrated by the amount of adoration the beatles were getting. It was runining the band as far as he was concerned as gigs were becoming impossible. He preferred it when they were a tight rock band in amsterdam.

 

I always thought it was Hamburg.Also, Ithink "Working Class Hero" is a much better song.

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If you listen to the "meaning" of Imagine, rather than just looking at the actual words, then you will understand that the song is not anti religious at all.

 

It could be argued that most good artists should be happy for people to find whatever meaning they find in their art irrespective of the meaning of the artist themselves. But then John Lennon is on record as saying the song is an "anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti-conventional, anti-capitalistic [song], but because it's sugar-coated, it's accepted".

 

There are also plenty of examples of religious people actually changing the lyrics, "no religion" to "one religion" being the most common one.

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