April 12, 2010

Monday music

On March 4, 1966, John Lennon infuriated Christians across the globe when, in an interview published in the London Evening Standard, he was quoted saying, "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink.” Lennon continued, saying, "I needn't argue about that; I'm right and I'll be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now…

The response in America was swift and exactly what the rest of the world would have expected from such a religionistic nation.

Reasonable Americans saw the foofarah for what it was and kept on listening to and buying Fab Four records, but the Pope had his panties in a major wad. Well, today the Vatican finally gave John Lennon and the Beatles a pass.

Still, I have to wonder if this isn’t just another misdirection ploy by the Church, trying to divert attention from the ongoing sex scandal. The Beatles recovered and are still popular in the U.S. Maybe even more popular than Jesus. I don’t think the Vatican can say the same.



Rogue Medic said...

"It's true they took drugs, lived life to excess because of their success, even said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages that were possibly even Satanic,"

I guess they figured out how to play CDs backward to get that Satanic message - Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.

Well, if they are going to sell indulgences to the surviving Beatles, they could never cover up a sex abuse scandal. That much is obvious.