Church leaders are being criticised for allowing a John Lennon song linked with atheism, to be performed on Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral bells.
Imagine – voted one of the greatest songs of all time – is to be played to mark the start of the North West’s Futuresonic Festival on May 13.
Lennon famously described himself and his music as ‘anti-religious’ and Christian groups have blasted the decision as ‘wholly inappropriate.’
Penned in 1971, the song opens with the line ‘Imagine there’s no heaven, It’s easy if you try,’ followed later by ‘Nothing to kill or die for and no religion too.’
Despite realising the concerns over the lyrics of the song the cathedral has decided to go ahead with the bell-ringing, much to the annoyance of traditionalist religious groups.
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