This Sunday we come not to praise lyrics, but to mock them.

John Lennon wrote many fine songs. “Imagine” is not one of them. Oddly, this has become a hymn for secular liberals, sung with nauseating, weepy reverence.

Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

To choose a safe neighborhood, would you pick one where people governed their behavior by church inspired morals or one where people “lived for today?”

Atheism does not necessarily beget a peaceful world. Nor does religion necessarily generate war. Many belligerents use religion as a fig leaf to excuse their ambitions for land and power. Read European history.

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

As a US citizen I’ll stick with sovereignty, thank you. Why throw our lot in with the world of incompetents? John Lennon was shot to death by a man serving neither his country nor his god.

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

To understand the pure stupidity of this verse, try this: “I believe the world is flat, but I’m not the only one.”

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

Imagine repealing human nature. 

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

May I suggest a new verse?

Imagine there’s no cancer,
No more heart attacks, too
No fatal accidents or arguments
And only sunny days
Imagine all the people
Living forever and a day.

You may say that I’m a dreamer
And you’d be exactly right
Heap your scorn upon me
Because I deserve every word

The “Killing Fields,” a film about Cambodian genocide, ended with Imagine.

The genocide ended, not when people visualized peace (surely the victims of the Khmer Rouge imagined better for themselves), but when men with guns stopped them.