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The supposed scientific justification behind humanism has been proven invalid and its promises vain. Nevertheless, humanists have not abandoned their philosophy, but rather, in fact, have tried to spread it throughout the world through methods of mass propaganda. Especially in the post-war period there
has been intense humanist propaganda in the fields of science, philosophy, music, literature, art and cinema. The attractive but hollow messages created by humanist ideologues have been insistently imposed upon the masses. The song "Imagine," by John Lennon, soloist of the most popular music group of all times, the Beatles, is an example of this:
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
This song was chosen as the "song of the century" in several polls that were held in 1999. This is a good indication of the sentimentality with which humanism, lacking any scientific or rational foundation, is imposed on the masses. Humanism can produce no rational objection to religion or the truths it teaches, but attempts to employ suggestive methods such as these.
Yes it's really like that, Lennon was a humanist. He wrote the song and his peer humanists and Freemasons propagated it by our tax money. Even recently Obama acted as a joker while singing the same rubbish with innocent misguided children of America.
I'm not all that familiar with the beliefs of "humanism", but I think the point Lennon was trying to make in his song is that there is so much violence heaped upon each other in the name of God, or borders, or cultures, or race! Remember, religion is a man made idea, each one espousing it's own view of god, it's own practices and customs and yet each remarkably similar yet all provide for converting the masses...why? If God is a good thing, then why should it matter which religion a person chooses to honor God? Why should we fight wars and claim "god is on our side"? Why should we convert others to our belief?
You'd have to agree that Castro's view is not without merit. The Beatles were among the most influential figures in the century, and for a long time (though not latterly) John was treated pretty badly by the authorities.
Have you noticed how many old dictators mellow eventually? Gadaffi is another. Wonder how old Saddam might have turned out...
As George Harrison said of John: "He wasn't a saint, but he was." One of the things that made all of the Beatles great, together and apart, was that they never forgot their roots. The remained humble people despite the enourmous success. John was killed just trying to be kind to a guy on the street asking for an autograph.
Mark David Chapman was a delusional, obsessed, psychotic, sociopath who thought that he was a character from a novel. At age 16 he became a born again Christian. He was a religious person. He said that a small part of him was the devil and that's why he killed John. He was just plain crazy. So again sir, don't talk about what you don't know.
There have been many throughout history. Perhaps the most influentual was Harpo Marx. His philosophy, known as Marxism, advocated the abolishment of all verbal communication, replacing it with facial gestures and intricate honking of a bicycle horn which he wore at his waist like a pistol. Many people who are fearful of the influence of Freemasons are also very outspoken against Marxism.
The references to freemasons are humorous to everyone but Usman. He literally believes they are evil. I don't know how a bunch of facially expressive horn honkers can be considered evil, but he has a right to his opinion.
You mean Usman might be an undercover freemason? What a brilliant tactic!! His seemingly inane rants against them are actually a plot to get more people interested in the freemason movement. We should make a movie about this, we could call it "The Usmanali Code". The sequel would be, "Angels and Morons".
Dear understand all the prophets were useless and Muhammad had a different message and was the last prophet so drop your religion and convert to Islam. I haven't found god , you have BUT its not good enough, you must convert. Ranked over the Quran , not good enough you must convert.
I think he just dislikes and feels the need to bash anyone who doesn't think like him. Including John Lennon apparently. Me and this guy have nothing in common. I can usually find a way to relate to someone in one way or another... but not Usman, he's got me stumped
If anyone, for example the Original Poster of this unnecessary thread, is interested in a Rationalist's appreciation of John Lennon's song 'Imagine', here is a link: http://hubpages.com/hub/Imagine_John_Lennon Warning - this hub mentions music and versification. Frightening concepts to lunatic Fundamentalists...
It was a hot night in Australia when we heard of John Lennons murder. Our musician neighbor pulled his piano out in to the street in the inner city, and about twenty neighbors sang "Imagine" It was a great loss of a musician with an open heart.
Yeah just a song. But throughout history some revolutions have started with just a song. In the Politics forum a person that openly describes himself as an anarchist started a thread titled "Abuse of Power" referring to the abuse of power in the US. The thread led to a fairly revolutionary song by Mike & The Mechanics called Silent running.
Well speaking as an expert on the Beatles and their solo careers, backed up by having spoken at Universities on the Beatles. I will say John said Imagine no religion as a way of Imagining "us" having no difference, nothing to divide us. His intent was never to deny God or religions. As he said in his last interview following the Double Fantasy sessions, " Well you have to Thank God that we all survived"... and went on to mention several things like watergate, vietnam, the 60's etc
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If you could erase any one murder from history, which would it be and why?I would have to choose John Lennon because even though The Beatles were before my time, I love every one of their records, and I may be wrong,...