I have always had a somewhat visceral reaction of dislike to John Lennon’s song Imagine. It has always struck me as being the expression of pointless utopianism.
Dennis Prager has just put succinctly into words what I have been feeling all these years:
Lennon’s utopia is our dystopia. A world without God to give people some certitude that all their suffering is not meaningless is a nightmare. A world without religion means a world without any systematic way of ennobling people. A world without countries is a world without the United States of America; a world governed by the ruthless tyrannies and by the morally imbecilic United Nations, where mass murderers sit on its “human rights” councils. A world without heaven or hell is a world without any ultimate justice, where torturers and their victims have identical fates — oblivion. A world without possessions is a world in which some enormous state possesses everything and the individual is reduced to the status of a serf.
Couldn’t have said it better myself!