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Imagine

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...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Whittaker, Roger. "Imagine." John Lennon. RCA Victor, 1978. Vinyl recording.

Ecclesia in Europa
Among the aspects of this situation... I would like to mention in a particular way the loss of Europe's Christian memory and heritage, accompanied by a kind of practical agnosticism and religious indifference whereby many Europeans give the impression of living without spiritual roots and somewhat like heirs who have squandered a patrimony entrusted to them by history. It is no real surprise, then, that there are efforts to create a vision of Europe which ignore its religious heritage, and in particular, its profound Christian soul, asserting the rights of the peoples who make up Europe without grafting those rights on to the trunk which is enlivened by the sap of Christianity...

This loss of Christian memory is accompanied by a kind of fear of the future. Tomorrow is often presented as something bleak and uncertain. The future is viewed more with dread than with desire...

We find ourselves before a widespread existential fragmentation.

John Paul II. "Ecclesia in Europa" (June 28, 2003) Web.

Which of the following conclusions about the period 1970 to 2005 is MOST directly supported by the passages?

A

European popular culture embraced a general secularism and skepticism regarding organized religion, while the Catholic Church agonized over European secularism.

B

Lennon expressed the sentiments of only a fringe movement of Europeans advocating for a strict separation of church and state; the Pope spoke therefore only to loyal Catholics.

C

In the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council, icons of popular culture celebrated the Catholic Church's desire to reconcile its moral teachings with the values of the modern world.

D

Artists, especially musicians, lamented the persistent work of the Church to actively undermine Christian socialism as it emerged in the 1960s and 1970s.

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