Bigger Than Jesus

There’s a column by religion writer Cathleen Falsani in today’s Sun-Times that brings back that famous quote John Lennon made forty years ago: “We’re more popular than Jesus now.” Inspired by a new book out called The Gospel According To The Beatles by Steve Turner, Falsani revisits the backlash that Lennon suffered because of his comments and his subsequent half-apology (not necessary, if you ask me). Commenting on Lennon’s spiritual exploration throughout the years, Falsani chooses to end her column with a snippet of lyrics that she feels best describes his “message,” from the song “Blackbird.”

Only one problem: Paul McCartney wrote “Blackbird.”

2 Comments so far

  1. falsani (unregistered) on August 18th, 2006 @ 11:46 am

    Actually, I said that Blackbird was indicative of the group’s message, not Lennon’s.


  2. Danny Doom (unregistered) on August 18th, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    OK, Cathleen, but my print edition of the Sun-Times has the words “Or, as Lennon wrote in ‘Blackbird’…” not “McCartney” as it has now been changed to in the online edition. Big difference, to Beatles fans.

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