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Imagine materialism rules

A poet friend shoved this into my virtual hand, and insisted I publish it. Otherwise he will tell the condiments manager at the local supermarket (whom he knows) not to sell me any more of those sea salt-wrinkled olives …

Now, that is like putting a knife to a person’s gut. Okay, okay, here is his “Imagine” poem:

Imaginary Science

Imagine there’s no logic,

I do it all the time;

No truth above us,

Below us only slime.

Imaginary science, dulling all our minds. Ahah, aah…

Imagine all is matter;

It isn’t hard to do.

No design or freedom,

And no religion too.

Imaginary science, trashing our ideals. Yoohoo, ooh…

You may say I’m a liar,

but I’m not the only one.

I hope some day you’ll join us,

So our views will all be one.

Imagine evolution;

I wonder if you can.

No need for facts or reason,

Consensus is the plan.

Imaginary science, ruling all the world. Yoohoo, ooh…

You may say I’m a liar,

but I’m not the only one.

I hope some day you’ll join us,

So our triumph will be done.

It’s not that bad, actually. Anyway, I got my tub of olives for the week beforehand.

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5 Responses to Imagine materialism rules

  1. I remember I upset some atheists by these lyrics back in 1995:

    Imagine there’s a heaven
    Where some can never die
    And a hell made for us
    A place you can’t deny
    Imagine all the people
    On….their way there..

    You might say I’m just a believer
    but I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you will join us
    And(we’ll)worship God’s Holy Son

    they had posted Lennon’s lyrics in a Christian forum on aol so I took the liberty to rewrite them and demonstrate that there is/was always a potential rebuttal…

  2. God Helps Us – book review
    America remains as religious as you thought. – Jul 29, 2013
    Excerpt: The data presented by Newport, who is Gallup’s editor in chief, start off showing that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God is on par with the percentage who said they were believers back in 1944. When Gallup asked Americans in 2011 whether they believed in God, more than 90 percent said yes. Over those 67 years, the percentage of Americans who say they do not believe in God has bounced around between only 6 and 8 percent. In other words, there has been no real change.,,,
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/.....?nopager=1

  3. It seems if atheists in the English speaking world really want to become completely atheistic in their thinking, then they may have to move to a foreign country and learn a foreign language that has not been foundationally influenced by the Bible.

    Everyone should read the Bible (especially atheists)
    In his 2010 book, Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language, David Crystal concluded that the King James Bible alone created twice as many modern English idioms (think “fly in the ointment”) as all of Shakespeare’s work combined. And even these are only a small fraction of the thousands of idioms given to us by predecessor Bibles, such as the Tyndale, Bishops’ and Geneva variants. The English we speak today and the English of the Bible are inseparable.
    http://fullcomment.nationalpos.....the-bible/

  4. One thing we don’t have to imagine is what happens when atheists are in charge. That’s what history is for.

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