Saturday, November 26, 2011

An Atheist's Christmas Song?

I was sitting in Starbucks last night with some friends. I was half-listening to the piped-in holiday music, including "Ocho Kandelas Para Mi" (a Spanish Hannukah tune.) Then, in the midst of all the sacred and secular seasonal songs (and the award for most-annoying S-alliteration goes to...), they played John Lennon's "Imagine"!

This is a holiday song? "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)," I could see, but "Imagine"?! Maybe you can consider it so, as a sort of atheistic call for peace on earth, goodwill t'ward men. However, I don't envision it appearing on my own holyday playlist.

Allen's Brain

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