I really cannot believe or even “imagine” it. Apparently, a plan for students at a Grammar School in Karachi have had to abandon their plans to sing John Lennon’s classic peace song “Imagine” at their school concert.
Complaints have been received that the lyrics could be interpreted as being blasphemous. The song contains the lines:- “No heaven, no hell, no religion too” which it is thought might fall foul of the country’s strict blasphemy laws.
What a pity and how very sad. One thing I am absolutely certain of, is that John Lennon, although not perfect, was simply intending this beautiful anthem (like his and Yoko’s earlier song “Give Peace A Chance”) to be a thought provoking message and a force for good in our less than perfect world.