Your choice of music is very unfortunate because of it's attack on religion and religious people who may be homeschoolers and gives the impression that you only stand for purely secular homsechooling especially as this is a Europe-wide conference. I would therefore ask you to seriously consider changing the background music for the sake of unity amongst all European homeschoolers.CCM Warrenhttp://freesweden.net
Warren, I respectfully disagree with you. I think the video AND the music are brilliant. I loved it, congrats!Catarina
Warren, I can't even start to understand how a John Lennon's song could be an ATTACK against anything.I'm the first one respecting the ideas of religious people as long as they respect non-religious people's ideas as well. But what you are proposing here is to CENSOR (not "changing") a song that represents tolerance in its pure form, only because it starts with "Imagine there's no heaven". You disregard the meaning of the word "imagine" and choose to understand it as "There is no heaven"!But even if J. Lennon wanted to say that precisely, what I actually got from that song is the impression that we need to be good persons HERE at the EARTH, and not because of the fear of not going to heaven if we don’t do the right things throughout our lives. How in the hell could that be an attack against any TOLERANT religion…?
He envisioned a world without religion, as his lyrics state. Just reverse the rôles and ask how the atheists in the homeschooling community would have felt if a religious song had been used in which the lyrics ask us to imagine a world without atheism whilst being good religionists (without atheists) on earth. I am a libertarian and believe in living together with people of diverse belief systems and no belief system at all. Toleration does, however, go in both directions. All I am saying is the music is sectarian, reflecting a bias, and not appropriate for a body of people who share diverse philosophical and religious beliefs.
You know ...? I essentially agree if you picture it in that way. I'm reading you and it seems that you are what you actually claim to be: a libertarian and a moderate person.But, well... my own experience and Humanity's history tells me that most of the people that declares themselves as religious are not like you. They aren't usually capable of differentiating the dogma from the ideology, and if they could (because J. Lennon were still alive), they would attack every word from him not because of his song's lyrics but due to its author's opinions.So, at first I thought you were doing precisely that, but now I think you could have a point here and I jumped too early to bite your throat. xDNot saying that now I support your claim, but I can understand you a little better and wish that every other religious person I meet will be like you.In fact, it's because I know that will not be the case that I still think that song must stay put to annoy all that people. xD