Saturday, February 11, 2006

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Hello everyone!

Today, my family watched the opening night of the Olympics. We enjoyed watching the US team stepping onto the field in the Parade of Nations and hearing about who is considered a front-runner this year. However, just as they were beginning to end the ceremonies, I was stunned by a song that the Olympic Commission had apparently chosen to be sung. It was called " Imagine" by John Lennon. It asked you to "imagine a world, without a heaven(or a hell)" It asked you to imagine a world without religion and nothing to die for. The whole of the vile lyrics can be found here. And what shocked me most was, not only were people not booing the singer off the stage, they were clapping and even joining in!!! Our very athletes from the good 'ol USA were singing along with this heinous melody!

Oh America, from what heights you have fallen! When you stoop to calling for the falling of your nation and the rejection of your God! This world you claim to wish for is a doped up "peace man" kind of world which will never come about! In a world without government, in a world without law, morals or right and wrong, it would only be a matter of time before some ambitious evil minded person took the opportunity to enslave us all. That is just one of the many problems with this song and its philosophy.

And I am not the only one who feels this way! A quick run through Technorati will show you that there are other who picked up on this. Take this one for example.

"Have Europeans already forgotten that we just got through a century in which militant atheists (Mao, Stalin) and pagans (Hitler) staged the worst crimes in the history of man?

Oh America (and the world in general), what has happened to you?

I may at some future date write the reasons I feel America has fallen short of the mark and why our nation is drifting into the nuttiest stuff evil can conceive.

May God have mercy upon us, and bring our nation to a state of awakening and repentance.

Ps 9:17 ¶ The wicked will return to Sheol, {Even} all the nations who forget God.
Ps 9:18 For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
Ps 9:19 Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged before You.
Ps 9:20 Put them in fear, O LORD; Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.


Kierstyn Paulino said...

I didn't see the opening ceremony...especially after Athens, but stuff like that makes you realize how lost we are...its sad to say the least.
Ditto Travis!

Lita said...

Oh my stars. I didn't watch the ceremony, but that's just terrible! What shame, what a reproach, to our nation that was founded on Christ!

k said...

Wow. That's wrong (the song).

Palm boy said...

I didn't watch it, but the opening ceremonys are generally very very long.

The events are the best part.

Michael Gallaugher said...

You know as a Christian musician I have often downplayed the influence of music, since Evangelical's today put so much stock in music as a teaching tool (in place of good old fashioned preaching), but I have to conceed as the result of the song "Imagine" there lays a great opportunity for Christians to minister to the world through music, and respond to songs like "Imagine" with something more realistic - like being saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Enemy said...

I love that song...most of the greatest atrocities of history were done in the name of a god with as much proof of existence as yours. "Imagine a world with no religion" is a beautiful request. It's too bad it'll never happen...