Thank GAWD!! The Popenator has Forgiven John Lennon.

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poepnatorIn a stunning act of munificence, the Vatican has announced that over 40 years after the original comment, and almost 30 years after the artist who made it died, they are willing to let bygones be bygones and forgive John Lennon for his incredibly blasphemous (and quite possibly accurate) comment to a London newspaper in 1966 in which he stated that the Beatles were in fact more popular than Jesus.

The comment was particularly unpopular with American Christians, some of whom went so far as to destroy their Beatles albums (and then probably bought them again years later).

Vatican spokesmen were quoted as saying, “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.”  This is quite a strong admission given that one of those songs is the still popular “Imagine” in which Lennon asks listeners to imagine a world without hunger, greed, or religion.

[Reuters]

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