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If I wanted to communicate and influence people into consider the philosophy of atheism, I could do that by teaching in the classrooms of our colleges and universities; but, I doubt it would have much effect. But, if I wanted to introduce it and market it for the culture in general, I would enlist a well known musician, and he could write some words and play it to music would be so gentle and soothing that it would be easy to listen to and taken in by it:

“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…”

You may remember that song by John Lennon entitled, “Imagine”. In that song, he wrote about being freed from the shackles of God, and religion, and country— if there is no God, no heaven, no hell, no religion, then I can do what I want, live like I want without any concern about tomorrow. And it communicated the philosophy of Atheism and Utopianism so much more effectively than all the teaching in all the books in all the universities. Let us never forget the power that the arts have to communicate ideas that can shape culture and change hearts.

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