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reply to 'Well...' | Reviewer: May | 11/20/13
I'm sorry that you have insulted my religion, and I will pray for you. I love this song, and I think it is just saying that there would be no religious wars. If you are putting other people down because of a song, then you are immature. You say you are fourteen - I am twelve. And I have better grammar than you.
hey :) | Reviewer: audrey. | 7/11/13
to the fourteen year old girl who thinks she's more intelligent than everyone else here---
excuse me, but could you at least express a decent amount of respect for Christianity? I myself am a Catholic, and I'm not going to counter whatever you have just said because religion is a matter of personal faith. Please have the decency to respect that. You don't have to agree with it (I'm assuming you're an Atheist), but insulting and mocking someone's beliefs is incredibly immature. Religion is a sensitive topic for strong believers, so can I politely request that you don't stray to that topic?
Personally, I feel that "Heaven" part is not even an insult to my faith. I think John Lennon was trying to tell us to imagine if all we had was the present life, and there was nothing after death. To recreate paradise on the life we're living in now. He's not saying heaven is bad, he's just telling us to live our life as fully as possible on this earth, like we would if there wasn't an afterlife.
Like the song but it reminds me of communism ideaology that I grew up with | Reviewer: Jenny | 6/6/13
I like the song very much. But it reminds me of my earlier education while growing up. I grew up in a communist country and
I was taught to be an atheist and to believe in communism which is similar to what's written in the lyrics.
In response to anonymous... | Reviewer: A. López | 4/22/13
Anonymous, who wrote the message from March 23rd: I'd beg you not to say that things about the Bible and the Christianism in general because you are getting as low as most of the dulls who critisize this song for being 'heretic'. I believe in God but also love this song and I don't think these lyrics put down religion in absolute, I think these lyrics transmit very well the message of love and peace from Jesus, indeed. You just try not to hurt the believings of the other although they injure yours (I know it isn't easy). Profit that advice because you are young and it can be useful for you.
well.... | Reviewer: anonymous | 3/23/13
I am tired of all these Jesus lovers putting down this song. John was clearly sharing his thoughts, as he always did, and its rude to put him down for that. This song was not included ended to be about religion, it is about world peace, about everyone living and loving the same way. And, yeah, John was an Atheist....but how do you know that Jesus and God saved us. Hmmmm? You go to church an are preached to about how magnificent God is and you read the Bible and seem to know what he did to save you, and you believe it all when it could just be nonsense. How do you know it was/is real? Who documented all these things in to a Bible? Do you honestly think that the Bible's words never have gotten changed over the thousands of years? And God was just some being the magically came from nowhere, like a wizard? And he impregnated Mary how? By waving a wand? Also with Eve supposedly coming from Adams rib, how does that work when the woman has the children, which then grow up to be men? Tell me where he came from and how he did all this, then maybe I'll change my mind. Now I'm sure that all I have said is considered a sin, so please brothers and sisters pray, oh do pray for me (sarcasm).
By the way I'm a 14 year old girl who is obviously way more intelligent than you people.
Flatland! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/9/13
No Hell? ... it says no Hell below us!
While it is written with gentle optimism for a World at Peace,
It doesn't address the problems of overpopulation and our need to strive for greater understanding and spiritual growth.
I think that Love, Faith and Hope should be our greatest goals.
Peace be With You!
Interesting | Reviewer: cloak and dagger | 2/26/13
This song clearly states, a "New World Order" One world government, one order. Its all part of the Iluminati, they Deny Jesus Christ and to fool you, Satan denies himself. Very interesting song. This is far more plausable now then when the song first was released.
Wonderfull song | Reviewer: Slanderman | 2/23/13
This song is very interesting. It says about another, special world. Where people are free, without fear about their sins. It's cute to know- no hell, no heaven and no religion- it means no one can tell you what you are suppoed to do
Accountability | Reviewer: Mary | 2/2/13
People love this song because it destroys accountability for your "sins". If there's no heaven, there's no hell, and therefore no debt for sins. The truth is, Jesus took on our debt, and died on that cross so that we can be saved. Jesus Christ loves each and every one of you, and He's calling you to the ONLY Truth. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Lennon struggled with his faith, and the Lord gave him chance after chance to embrace Him. Eventually Lennon was killed by one of his own fans. Judgement? Don't mess with God. Repent, turn away from your sins, put your trust and faith in Jesus Christ and be Born Again. REad the Bible.
imagine | Reviewer: John T Donaldson | 5/8/12
Lennon's creative genus imagine leaves anyone who hears it a better person. He brought the art of music to a whole new level which just can't be explained with conceptual words. Listen to this song every day and someday the world really will live as one.
-sniff- | Reviewer: Hai | 1/26/12
Love this song... all it's saying is: "Why in the world can't we get along?". I'm singing it for the idol, and I want people to spread the word of this song! Peace forever! John's right, he's not the only believer! I'm pretty sure I'm getting carried away with this... my point is, this song is FOR THE WIN!!!
People have the wrong imagination | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/11/11
Why do people say Lennon was a communist? They say it's in the lyrics of "Imagine", but that's not true. You have to listen to, not interprete, the lyrics of this song. He is talking about not having communism or capitalism, no Christianity or Islam or Judaism. No differences between the man next to you and a man half way around the world. I can't stand it when people claim he is a communist. He even said that he wasn't a communist!!!
We Share One World | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/4/11
I am an Assistant English teacher in Japan and I was told by one of the Japanese teachers I am teaching with this Thursday, December 8th, that I am going to be teaching the song "Just Imagine" to the students. I always loved the song since I am a very philosophical person. My parents went to Harvard and they always encouraged me to think outside the box so that society doesn`t cloud my thoughts. I write poetry about corruption in the world and I have never published it but maybe eventually I will. I was looking up these lyrics since the textbook for the students spells "someday" in the song "some day" as two seperate words. I wasn`t sure which is correct but I think someday is because it means that John Lennon was saying that in an indefinete time, not a specific time, there will be world peace. He uses the world "imagine" because, I believe he doesn`t think it will ever be reality. As Langston Hughes said in his incredible poem "Theme for English B", "well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love" meaning that everyone in the world has this in common so racism should never be an issue is an important message. There has always been hierarchy since written history started so we don`t have the root to it starting but it`s become overwhelming with technology. In the Western world it seems as though everyone wants McDonalds and shops at Walmart and the Shell station which are corrupt companies which are thriving according to Naomi Klein`s book No Logo. Please read it as well as Death by Rubber Duck. There are some pretty intense reasons are world is corrupt and Noam Chomsky says it best "advertisement has two purposes, one is to keep us entertained and the other is to keep us creatures who don`t care about anything except spending our money on materialistic goods so the rich powerful people can do what they want without any interference." Ten percent of the world owns 90% of the wealth. We are taught greed in the Western world from the second we are born. It`s up to individuals to make a difference. Good and evil does exist. Sometimes you can just feel that they are real and sense a devil on your shoulder weighing you down like a boulder. I wrote that in my poetry the other day. I`ve never published my work besides right now but I won`t say who I am out of fear of getting killed by knowing too much! I know so many other intelligent people disappeared because of that. Just please search and don`t depend solely on religion as as Plato said best " a handful of brains is better than an army of blockheads". Lets make this world a better place by promoting world peace. Its really ironic to me that John Lenon died exactly 31 days ago from the day I`m teaching his song to my students. I think it`s message from a higher power. I do believe in God but I`m not totally sold on the idea of Jesus Christ or religion!!!!!!!! Please listen to the message of Socrates "the unexamined life is not worth living". Searching will hopefully satify you and if religion is the real root, you will know after filtering out truth by listening to both sides, athiests and religious people. Debate and promote world peace please :) Although we have individual journeys and different biological makeup we can make a difference, I truly believe that!
My thoughts... | Reviewer: Doris_Mae | 11/20/11
Well first of all, I love The Beatles, which includes John Lennon. Secondly, I am a devout Christian, however these lyrics don't offend me at all. I know John was an Atheist, but still. To me these lyrics are simply an idea, he's not really bashing religion in anyway. He says "imagine there's no Heaven...." to me, he is more like saying, imagine there is no arguing over whether Heaven exists or not, imagine everyone just agreeing on one thing. This song really just promotes peace. I know music can be interpreted a thousand ways, and even if my interpretation is not what John intended, it's still how I see it. I love this song and I believe in God, I even like the lyrics. I really do believe in world peace and no fighting, even if some people are saying it's a silly fantasy. It's not called Imagine for nothing!
Imagine - simply speaking the truth | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/7/11
Lennon simply has a full grasp on reality. I don't mean to offend anyone...but like Lennon said directly once, Christianity (and in my opinion, all religion) will one day die out. It's an ancient belief system and people are starting to think more logically and accept the truth. Lennon is simply saying we're all just humans- we're all just the same. In my opinion, all the prejudice and hatred in the world is not innate- it was taught to us or developed simply by being raised in the crazy world we live in. But it doesn't have to be that way. It's not human nature to have extreme "greed or hunger". And i think he also realizes that religion directs people's mentalities- people who are religious are strangely focused on themselves and although they believe in helping people, they are religious for one reason: getting to heaven. If people didn't have the incentive of feeling secure by having a secured place in heaven, then they would live life for today and their focuses would be directed in different ways- we wouldn't accept the "way the world is" because WE have the power to change it and make it better. I think this is a major point people miss in this song. (again, if you're religious, i didn't mean to offend you- i truly see that this is lennon's meaning in the song though)
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