22 November 2008

42 Years On, Lennon Forgiven

In 1966, John Lennon declared that The Beatles were “bigger than Jesus.” Rather than explicate the comment (why add to forty two years’ worth of explication?), let’s just note that it set off a firestorm among many Christian communities. Some eventually let go of it, but for others it’s taken 42 years.

Today, in an article celebrating Lennon and the Beatles, the semi-official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has forgiven the late Mr. Lennon.

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