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Cathedral plays Lennon's Imagine

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posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:49 AM
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The news:


The bells of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral are to ring out to John Lennon's anti-religious anthem Imagine.

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The song has drawn criticism from some religious figures as Lennon himself has called the anthem "anti-religious".

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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". bbc

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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.


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posted on May, 9 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Yes while Imagine is an anti religious song, it is more a pro peace song.

"You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. Maybe some day you can join us, and the world can live as one."



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Got to think though, if it wasn't a cathedral in liverpool but somewhere else, i don't think we would see or hear it happen. I think it's great



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