Sunday, November 23, 2008

Vatican Finally Forgives Lennon Over "Christ" Statement

John Lennon has finally been forgiven by the Vatican for a slip of the lip, which he made in 1966.

In 1966 Lennon told a London paper that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ. While thicker-skinned people might have shrugged it off as a boast by someone who only relatively recently became one of the most famous people in the world, the Vatican took offense.

No longer.

Vatican daily Osservatore Romano said:
"The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation mainly in the United States, after many years sounds only like a 'boast' by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after growing up in the legend of Elvis and rock and roll.

The fact remains that 38 years after breaking up, the songs of the Lennon-McCartney brand have shown an extraordinary resistance to the passage of time, becoming a source of inspiration for more than one generation of pop musicians."
Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman in 1980.

12 comments:

Marcia L. Neil said...

Lennon was influenced by observations of album-theme sales volume as compared to the existing available copies of French-language books by Baltus which had 'oracles' as its subject matter.

Anonymous said...

Well gee 28 years AFTER his death they decide to forgive the poor man. Hmm seems a little late to be doing that doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Leaving the murderer's name in this article is giving him exactly what he wanted, his name attached to John Lennon's forever.This article has nothing to do with Lennon's death. Shame on you!

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Leave the name of the murderer in this article is to give you exactly what he wanted his name associated with John Lennon forever.This article has nothing to do with the death of John Lennon.

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Thousands of formerly young and frighteningly pious Americans will now feel some twinge of guilt about burning Beatles records in such numbers when the fuss first broke in 1966.

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Question is that why Lennon said that in London paper "Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ",What's wrong with him ?

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I think only those person can say that who believes on ones more than God..and Lennon was one of them..

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