More than 40 years after Christians were infuriated by the Beatles’ claim that they were “more popular than Jesus”, the Roman Catholic Church has made peace with the Fab Four.
Saturday’s edition of the Vatican’s official newspaper absolves John Lennon of his notorious remark, saying that “after so many years it sounds merely like the boasting of an English working-class lad struggling to cope with unexpected success”.
In a lengthy editorial marking the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ famous White Album, L’Osservatore Romano heaps lavish praise on the British band.
“The talent of Lennon and the other Beatles gave us some of the best pages in modern pop music,” said the newspaper, which has recently tried to shake off its stuffy image by covering popular culture events such as the Oscars and inviting articles from Muslim and Jewish contributors. [article]
Though when it comes to John Lennon’s “Imagine”, Anathema Sit.
I always liked “Let it be” though. ^_^
^…………..?……..huh?…..if you do, you will clean it up! lol
Oh, dear. That’s exactly the same comment in Russian as the previous one. So I’m afraid it must be Russian spam (to get you to click on the site), albeit very polite and well-spoken spam.
I must admit that this one’s link to a sitename including the word “women” seems a lot more suspicious than the previous gardening blog.
LOL. Spammed by the Russians Who’d have thought?
Actually, come to think about it, I did get some British spam after posting a bunch on a British blog. Perhaps you are communicating with someone there?
Speaking of Russians, I always preferred the version of “Imagine” sung by the 1944 Red Army Choir. I mean, if you’re going to replace world religion and nationality with a monolithic Religion of Man, at least do it with a manly anthem.
Not sure why to get torqued about the statement that they were “more popular than Jesus” more than the unfortunately reality of same.
The Beatles certainly did a lot of damage leading the populist charge into Eastern spirituality, among other things. But I still love “Yesterday” and “Hey, Jude” will always make my heart sing, even though it doesn’t really mean anything.
I wish they would keep their “stuffy image” and not make peace with garbage.
After over 40 years, John Lennon is dead, Jesus is still alive, and so is His Bride, the Catholic Church.
Not bragging, mind you, mirror worshipping never works in the long run.