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October 16, 2006


Francis Sedgemore

"sub sixth-form debating society"

Dave - Dawkins' book may be crap, but "sub sixth-form blah" is worthy of a Comment is Free troll. Stop it at once! As for Dawkins, the best critique I've read so far is by Mary Midgley in last week's New Scientist (subscription required).

Dave Hill

"You know, Kev, sometimes I think if there was no religion there would be no wars.When you think about it, religion is at the root of all the troubles in the world. And it's supposed to be about love. Gets you thinking, doesn't it? A swift half of Old Nutbugger before we go? Don't mind if I do..."


Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

He was a bit ahead of his time.

Francis Sedgemore

"Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can"

...wrote the man who bought a neighbouring apartment in the Dakota building just to store his and Yoko's collection of fur coats.

Noosa Lee

Mmm. I read the Newland piece and thought it was very reasoned. Believing in something is fairly fundamental to our human psyche - whether it's a sky-dwelling diety, the tooth fairy or just ourselves.


Well said, Francis. Alongside "All You Need Is Love", wrote the man who quite clearly also needed a bulletproof vest.

Dave Hill

Thanks for these comments, people. I'm trying to come up wth something new and fresh to write on this theme and will post here and/or on CiF if and when I succeed.

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