John Lennon in the recording studio.
Whenever I hear the song "Imagine" by John Lennon, it bristles me. I have heard this tune sung by numerous artists as a healing message for the Sept. 11 attack on America, in films, at vigils and again at the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Summer Games in London. It has become a mantra of many young people who sing and deliberate it religiously.
But if one will notice and read the words, they subtly proclaim anti-establishment, anti-Christian sentiments and preach humanism, agnosticism and self-promotion. I'm sure Lennon was sincere in his intent, but the overt message that the song portrays surpasses those beliefs I have been raised with and have cherished throughout my life.
We, as a God-fearing America, need to be more sensitive to the messages we promote and grasp if we are to ask for the protection of divine providence during some of the most challenging times in our nation's history.
Do what you must to boycott the continuous airplay of this terrible song.
George H. Zinn