I’m an atheist. I have always been an atheist. I was raised an atheist. My kids are being raised as atheists. I will die an atheist.
I don’t think “In god we trust” is an appropriate motto for The United States of America, a nation founded squarely on the seperation of church and state.
When I say the pledge of allegiance, I do not include the 1954 revisionist phrase “under god.”
John Lennon’s Imagine is one of the great atheist anthems of my generation. At least it was until Cee Lo Greene got his grubby religionist paws on it.
Hey Mr. Green. Just sing the song as written, don’t try to “improve” it.
Charged with singing Lennon’s famous solo-era tune on NBC’s New Year’s Eve show shortly before the ball dropped in Times Square , Green changed the lyrics from “Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too” to “Nothing to kill or die for, And all religion’s true.”
Thank you for completely changing the meaning of the song, Mr. Green. Lennon wrote “no religion” and he meant “no religion.”
From a 1980 interview John Lennon gave to Playboy, this is what he said about Imagine.
Sheff: On a new album, you close with “Hard Times Are Over (For a While)”. Why?
Lennon: It’s not a new message: “Give Peace a Chance”—we’re not being unreasonable. Just saying “give it a chance.” With “Imagine” we’re asking, “can you imagine a world without countries or religions?” It’s the same message over and over. And it’s positive.
What Green did to John Lennon’s Imagine quite disrespectful.