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Published:November 23rd, 2008 13:47 EST
Catholic Church

Vatican "Forgives" John Lennon: Why Bother?

By John Lillpop

What up with the Catholic Church? Have church leaders sold out to the anti-Christ, en masse?

Why else would the Vatican waste time and money to "forgive" John Lennon for his "Jesus" comment from 40 years ago?

Who in the heck cares about a crazy comment from a drugged renegade, and marginal musician, dating back more than four decades?

Even more ludicrous, who gives a tinker`s damn about an insufferable act of arrogance masked as forgiveness by an irrelevant institution grasping at straws for credibility?

Yet that is exactly what is being reported at, in part:**

"The Vatican`s newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, calling the remark a "boast" by a young man grappling with sudden fame. "

"The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation mainly in the United States, after many years sounds only like a `boast` by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after growing up in the legend of Elvis and rock and roll," Vatican daily Osservatore Romano said."

With all due respect to the pontiff and all his pontificators, the world is looking for answers to contemporary issues.

Like the global economic meltdown, wars and rumor of wars, global warming, the election of Barack Obama and other disasters.

Besides, when is the Catholic Church going to enforce the holy requirements for communion by denying said sacrament to abortion advocates like Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and other so-call "faithful" in the Democrat party?

Forget forgiveness of sins from long ago, Fathers. Weed out the unholy in the here and now!