Comments on: Vatican forgives John Lennon for “more popular than Jesus” quip Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jacquie Fri, 30 Oct 2009 07:16:23 +0000 See what happened to John Lennon, then be careful of what you think, do or how you live…….

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By: Dale Andersen Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:16:36 +0000 One other thing about John Lennon? He was a homophobe

By: AwfulTruth Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:44:15 +0000 You Catholics do talk a load od twaddle!

How dare the Pope act as if he is God!

The Catholic Church has been preaching anti-Christian doctrinal claptrap for ages: and now it shows us thinking folk WHY the Pope is a fake. And I mean a fake.

It is a fake stance to pretend you undertstand the concept of Christian forgiveness, and also pretend you are the only true representative of God on earth. This being the exact claim that was trumpeted when there was once TWO popes. Both sending troops to the battle field to make their point, and both claiming to be the one true Pope. History does not lie – there is more evidence of abject corruption and skullduggery.

The Pope is a law unto himself and his church is peopled by extortionists, secret service personal and some appalling anti-Christian bigotry. Some of the most unpleasant, offensive, and downright nasty people I have ever had the displeasure to meet have been rligious and Catholic. They preach condemnation, pain ansd suffering and it is an aappalling indictment of a church that is really all about power, money and domination.

Not only does the Pope encourage the persecution of people they consider as ‘non persona gratis’ (alien foe), but also indirectly encourages workplace discrimination, hate campaigns and the wicked victimisation of their NPG foes, including gays, etc.

In a world where pain and suffering are still rife, it beggars belief that the Pope (an ex Hitler youth member) has such an appalling lack of Christian love and tenderness.

Jesus must be weeping at how the Catholic Church, an empire borne out of the mafia-type organisations/families of ancient Rome, could so cynically turn His doctrine on it’s head and abuse its position in such a morally reprehensible way.

This church has been, for example, covertly encouraging immigrants from the south of America, via strict anti-contraception campaigns, to invade the US in order to drastically increase the numbers of Catholic members, and so as to increase the influence of the Catholic church on the US government. They plan to hijack the US and make it part of the Roman Catholic empire.

I kid you not – the truth is hard but it is out there.

By: Joe Tue, 25 Nov 2008 18:15:30 +0000 Awwww :):):) — Now let’s move on.

By: John T. Tue, 25 Nov 2008 06:58:28 +0000 I remember hearing Lennon’s statement at the time he made it. Then, and now, I don’t understand the fuss. Lennon merely stated his opinion which might well have been true. In ’66, people were fanatical beyond description for the Beatles. This was about the same time, if I recall, that Time Magazine published its infamous “God is Dead” cover. It’s sad that the world seemed to have more love for the Beatles than for Christ, but Lennon was really only an astute observer.

By: Francis Tue, 25 Nov 2008 05:52:52 +0000 Jesus Christ came on Earth to forgive sins and he formed a Church, the Universal, Apostolic and Holy Church of which He is the Head. By His own sanction, therefore, as the Son of the Living God, as God made man, He through His Church still forgives sins today and The Holy Catholic Church – the only Church whose apostolic tradition goes back to Peter the Apostle – has EVERY right to claim, in Christ’s name, to forgive sins.

The only problem with this so-called Lennon article is I believe it is being misinterpreted and overblown since the poor man is dead and the Holy Church knows this man has already faced God’s judgment at the time of his earthly death. Had he been a catholic and sought the Sacrament of Confession before he was tragically killed, he would have been forgiven of all of his sins. This is the Church’s right and privilege given to it by our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and the Word Made Flesh.

By: john Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:05:44 +0000 it was my understanding, that the context in which John Lennon made his remark was based on the fact that beetlesmania was boasting more attendees to their concerts. Then Churches were boasting attendees for church services.

It probably still holds true today if you account for the overall number of American Idol viewers verses church enrollments of the same respected years.

Granted I do agree John Lennon should have picked his words better. But Lennon’s comments aren’t exactly the most blasphemous ever made by an entertainer.

By: Linda MacDonald Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:47:38 +0000 Because of the anti-Christian bias of the Western world, it would be perfectly acceptable to state that your rock band is more popular thatn Jesus; it would, however, be most inadvisable to announce that your rock band is more popular than Mohammad.

By: Tom Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:08:07 +0000 The debate between people who think the Catholic Church an or cannot forgive sins, central to the whole Prostestant vs. Catholic split, is entirely out of place here. Ignore the stupid headline, read the story. The Vatican per se has done or said nothing about John Lennons remark. An article by some editor in L’Observatore Romano said in passing that the remark was “a boast”, in a article looking back on the Beatles’ career. The article doesn’t condemn or forgive, it’s an editor not the Vatican, and all the comments here not to mention the Reuters article and inane headline is quite pointless.

By: leylakins Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:09:21 +0000 i think it shouldn’t be a big deal because people have the right to freedom of speech. people need to learn to get over themselves and that not everyone has the same beliefs they do. If you want to say something… say it. who is to take that away from you? one persons comment shouldn’t have any affect on anybody. His opinion has nothing to do with respect i’ve heard a lot worse things than that the Beatles are better than christ.. i mean look at society its not perfect and it never will be. There are greater things to worry about that what one person has to say. I mean for instance there is a war going on and people are angry about Christ? Please… get a hold of yourself…