Some people think, and some mentioned in here, that John Lennon was or should be a saint. And I would like to say :
Why? For what he did to his son Julian, one could hardly even consider him to be a humanitarian. It's obvious and sad how masses of people will revere strangers.
I'm sorry if I offend any John Lennon fans here but I truly urge anyone to get informed about the people that they look up to.
I at one point thought John Lennon was super cool but that was a) when I was younger and b) when I knew nothing about him outside of the music. In fact it was the song 'Imagine' that piqued my suspicion because I realized that what I, and everybody else, thought the song was about, wasn't what it was about at all, IF you payed attention to the lyrics.
I test this theory all the time, ever since I noticed it, and not very many people clue into the fact that it is basically an atheistic one world utopia. No heaven, no hell, no countries, no religion, no possessions - the world will be as one.
It's the no heaven = no God idea that people miss in the song. It's only those that have rejected the idea of God that really actually get what the song is about. But there are tons of people who believe in God, and who wouldn't want to live in a world where there was no God, that think that John Lennon's song Imagine is a song of peace and humanitarian value, which it it not. Because in order to enforce Lennon's ideal of Peace, you would need to destroy the cultural differences that identify us. And any TRUE humanitarian knows that the key to peace is accepting with full respect and learning from the differences in the ways people live.
There is a surface and an underbelly to this song. Most people will see the one side no matter what side it is and usually they fight about it. But some people will begin to see both sides and realize that the music industry if chock full of these kinds of songs.
Let me remind you that in the agreed upon `` rock song of all rock songs`` "Stairway To Heaven", it even gives you a little hint into the nature of it`s own laws of grammar :
"There's a sign on the wall/But she wants to be sure/Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings".
In other words : some of these songs were designed to go over peoples heads. And they did. And without knowing it, thousands upon thousands of people who believe in God, for decades, hailed a man and the idea of a world without Him.
So to the Catholic that was ashamed of his church for not seeing John Lennon as a `saint`, I just want to point out that : I should think that you would be `ashamed` if it were the other way around!