posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:49 AM
The bells of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral are to ring out to John Lennon's anti-religious anthem Imagine.
The song has drawn criticism from some religious figures as Lennon himself has called the anthem "anti-religious".
The original idea to ring out Imagine came from artist Cleo Evans, who was commissioned by Futuresonic, a cultural festival, to develop the concept
with the Anglican Cathedral.
She said: "Imagine is an incredibly gentle, philosophical and moving song which speaks strongly of the need for peace.
"It is an iconic song which will be performed in a thought-provoking and surprising setting."
Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono said the idea was "so beautiful, it made me choke up".
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Though it pains me to agree with Yoko
I also think this is a great and beautiful idea. Plus I don't think it is contradictory as both faith and
the lyrics to "Imagine" are about peace. I commend the Cathedral for being open minded enough to see that.
[edit on 9 May 2009 by schrodingers dog]