I honestly don't know where to post this but this is making world headlines. Mods, if this is in the wrong section, please move it, but it's just another example of what this so-called "church" is up to.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7744282.stmA Vatican newspaper has forgiven the late English singer John Lennon for saying four decades ago that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus.
In an article praising The Beatles, L'Osservatore Romano said Lennon had just been showing off.
Lennon told a British newspaper in 1966 - at the height of Beatlemania - that he did not know which would die out first, Christianity or rock and roll.
At the time, the comparison sparked controversy in the US. The semi-official Vatican newspaper marked the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' "White Album" with an article praising Lennon and the Fab Four from Liverpool.
The paper dismissed Lennon's much-criticised remark that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ as a youthful joke.
The paper described the remark as "showing off, bragging by a young English working-class musician who had grown up in the age of Elvis Presley and rock and roll and had enjoyed unexpected success".
Here is what I think is wrong with this:
-What authority do they have to forgive? What arrogance! Only God can forgive!
- Lennon already explained what he meant. He said he made a mess of that comment. He did not mean that Jesus was more important than them. He meant that at the time of Beatlemania it seemed that in the UK *they* were more popular...only in the UK. And the quote was picked up and blown up to world-wide proportions.
Anyhow it's irrelevant. He apologized for it already. The vatican has absolutely no say in declaring him forgiven. How utterly arrogant and pompous. 42 years after the remark was made, 42 years after John Lennon apologized for the remark, and 28 years after John Lennon's death At least they did it sooner than Galileo.