Thank you, London Olympic Committee!
Free thinkers everywhere jumped to their feet to celebrate when the poignant line “And no religion too” from John Lennon’s classic “Imagine” rang out to a global audience during the closing ceremony.
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
Compare what happened at the Olympics to the 2012 New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square. American pop singer Cee Lo Green also sang “Imagine” on the NBC telecast. But after the line, “Nothing to kill or die for,” he changed the line, “And no religion too” to “And all religion’s true”!
“All religion’s true?” Doesn’t he mean, “All religion’s false?” That’s the real truth.
Defending the change of lyrics, Green tweeted:
"Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that's all."
You can believe what you want so long as you believe in some religion, apparently.
We get a clear picture of one crucial difference between British and American culture by comparing how John Lennon’s classic song was presented at these two global events. On this count, give me Great Britain!
Wasn’t it fantastic to see that image of John?
And another truth is that religion is losing its grip on people worldwide. Read
the latest Gallup International Poll for some very encouraging news: