In fact, there was no need to at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics because Lenin was there in spirit as his destructive atheism was hymned by the minstrel of the permissive society, John Lennon, in his dreadful song Imagine.
The song with its no heaven and no religion too is after all a chilling reflection of the godless ideology Lenin imposed on the Soviet Union.
The sight of a children's choir in Imagine-emblazoned T-shirts mouthing Marxist propaganda reminded Cranmer's Curate of a visit in 1981 to a primary school in the Ukraine where he saw a group of children singing a hymn in praise of Lenin.
The sight of Lennon's effigy at the ceremony reinforced the parallel further.
In case anyone objects that children sing hymns to Jesus in Church of England primary schools, the difference between the UK and the then Soviet Union is that children here are free to reject Christianity if they so choose.
It is also true at present in the UK - thank the good Lord - that children in the Imagine choir are free to embrace Christianity if they so choose. But with Lennon's Leninism proclaimed with such enthusiasm by the state broadcaster, it is obvious that they would be going against the cultural flow.
'Imagine there's no heaven/It's easy if you try/No hell below us/Above us only sky'. Again no need to imagine no hell below us because hell on earth is what we fallen human beings create when we reject the authority of almighty God and his Christ and live as if this world is all there is.
Ask any evangelical Christian sent to a Siberian prison camp when the spirit of Lenin hovered over the USSR.