Sunday, May 22, 2011
IMAGINE, THE CRANKY OLD MAN GETS RELIGION
IMAGINE, THE CRANKY OLD MAN GETS RELIGION!
I just read a comment from some agnostic praising John Lennon’s “Imagine” for its view that without religion we would not have wars. It is true that many wars have been waged over religious views. People are killed every day because of differing religious views.
Does that mean that religion is bad?
The fact that we have wars over religious views, and people are killed for their religious views, means some PEOPLE are bad, not the beliefs they supposedly fight over. People are killed for gold. Wars are fought over oil. If we eliminated gold and oil would we eliminate wars and killing? I don’t think so.
People are killed over relationships, love, and sex. Would the agnostics want to get rid of sex? I doubt it.
Agnostics are intellectuals who take great pleasure in showing other people how stupid they are. If something cannot be proven by science or fact, then it cannot be true and therefore those that believe things that cannot be true are stupid and worthy of the superior intellectual’s scorn.
Religious beliefs cannot be proven by fact or science; therefore religion is to be scorned. If there are wars or killing over religion, then the agnostics take great pleasure in pointing to the negative results of religion, as if religion is the cause of the wars or the killing.
Religion never started a war or killed anyone. Religion is often used as an excuse to start a war or to kill, but it is not the actual reason. We have wars and killing because of greed. Greed for money, greed for power, greed for pleasure, greed because some people want to be fat, rich, and powerful just for the sake of being fat, rich and powerful.
Imagine Lennon’s song said:
Imagine that there is no greed;
It is easy if you try.
Nothing to kill or fight for;
Trust in God to get you by.
Imagine all the people, living in this way...
You may say Lennon is a blasphemer;
But I would not be one.
I just think he was stupid;
Thinking having faith is dumb.
Sorry John, your music is great, but Jesus has a better message!
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