Unfortunately, we get all caught up between our journey methods and our worthy outcomes. These two elements of life are uniquely our own, but are always best enjoyed within a compatible family, community, town, city, county, state, etc., right? Our perspectives must have some intrinsic worth to them, if we hope to trade well in the marketplace of ideas.
I believe this imaginary gospel of John L. leaves us with a bigger void than our collective imaginings can possibly fill; even though I also believe in the amazing power of our individual mind's abilities to imagine and create.
The relative ease that Lennon refers to when he bids us to, "imagine there's no heaven"; isn't in our mind's ability to shut out the possibility of a place where God openly rules, but in our mind's willingness to settle for easier sounding solutions to make things less painful and more pleasant. Lennon sold the premise that our disconnection from living for today is caused by our religious preoccupation with end of life fears. Absense of any final judgement thoughts will surely bring all our lives onto today's page, and wallah; peaceful unity among all mankind!
"Countries, religion, possessions", we are preached to by John L., are "no,no's" to imagine if we are to join his utopia. "Imagine all the people living life in peace",..."sharing all the world",..." "And the world will be as one". Really, Johnny?
Cancelling certain beliefs, and replacing them with imaginatively prescribed,"better", ones may sound good on one level; but even this lyrically-gifted ex-Beatle couldn't sell enough listeners on joining him to make it happen.
Jesus warned us to, "Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." Luke 12:15 Perhaps, if we did a lot more heeding, we'd have a lot less bleeding in the world, eh?
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass
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