Google wikipedia on Imagine song (Lennon's) and see that in '05 the song was played before the ball dropped in Times Square for the New Year, and then again in '10, and once again for this past year, '11, only this time :
Wiki says "he" changed the lyrics from:
"Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too" to "Nothing to kill or die for, and all religions true."
I suppose one way of thinking about this is that Lennon LIVES..................
yet, for so many people, God died...or doesn't exist.
What a dreamer Lennon was! Some might say he was a crazy bastard! or, perhaps delusional, or living in a fantasy and making good money singing about it!
I liked most of the Beatles music but I found of all the Beatles I liked Lennon the least, personality wise. But he did add to the mix that was the Beatles and I guess he was more or less their leader and originator of the band. Paul