Tuesday, 22nd September 2020The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education
The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education
|Affirmation||Savage Garden||Good for exploring different types of belief.||4m:25s|
Lennon wrote this about the worship of false idols. He felt organized religion did more harm than good. In "Imagine," he sang about a better world where there was "no religion." Lennon was not an atheist, but believed that god was something different to everyone. He also believed that people focus too much on the teacher (God) rather than what is supposed to be taught. In songs like this and "Imagine," Lennon's was trying to send the message that we should not let religion and other things get in the way of how we think life should be lived. In "Imagine," "Living for today" means to live as if there is no afterlife or god and to do the best you can. In this song, "I just believe in me" states his belief in his life regardless of anything else.
|I Believe In A Thing Called Love||The Darkness||3m:49s|
|Footsteps In The Sand||Leona Lewis||The text describes a dream, in which the person is walking on a beach with God. They leave two sets of footprints in the sand behind them. Looking back, the tracks are stated to represent various stages of this person's life. At some points the two trails dwindle to one, especially at the lowest and most hopeless moments of the character's life. When questioning God, believing that God must have abandoned his follower during those times, God gives the explanation: 'During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you'. While some critics have disputed the literary merits of the piece, it remains enormously popular, especially among American Christians.||4m:23s|