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Jesus, Reagan and John Lennon
26 July 2011
3.28am
AllyouneedisJohn
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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion…..g-from-us/

 

i just saw someone post this on twitter…

what do you all think about it?

Keep on keepin' on.
26 July 2011
3.40am
mr. Sun king coming together
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Some thoughts:
A) It's Fox News. Remember the source of what you read.
B) Where on earth is this guy getting sources? Oh wait; his mind. That first part is bullshit.
C) I don't doubt he'd have voted Reagan. Carter fucked up on Iran badly. So that's not surprising.
This is typical of Fox – take a story, spin it to show how everyone is a Teabagger at heart, and ignore facts. It's bullshit, ignore it. It means nothing.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
26 July 2011
3.53am
AllyouneedisJohn
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Yeah I read through that and was like o really? ^^ I agree.

Keep on keepin' on.
27 July 2011
9.26pm
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"John became antagonistic toward her, blaming her for practicing the dark arts and telling her that she couldn't see the truth because her eyes had been blinded by Satan. 

Those close to the couple sensed that the real reason she was concerned was that it threatened her control over John's life. If he became a follower of Jesus he would no longer depend on her and the occultists. During long, passionate arguments she attacked the key points of his fledgling faith."

This is definitely from a serious news outlet, right? Fox haven't started stealing stories from The Onion? Only Yoko Ono isn't a Satanist.

And lulz @ John not understanding evolution.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
28 July 2011
12.32pm
robert
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I know I won't be popular but I find the story quite believable and highly probable. Serious study of the final year or so of John's life finds him on a definite spiritual seeking journey. And there are pictures of him with a cross around his neck.And I believe there is an interview of him saying he loved to watch the religious broadcasters and find some of the quite good. I know I read him asying that years ago.

I am not saying he became a Christian but it is quite likely he began to seriously investigate Christianity as well as other religious beliefs.

In addition, while I wouldn't call her a satanist, Yoko certainly was and remains an occultist.

Fox News to the side, the story rings true.

"She looks more like him than I do."
30 July 2011
6.11am
zerber4
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Just to be fair, here's an interview with the man who wrote the article in question. Maybe it answers your skepticism.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/108…..on-secrets

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30 July 2011
1.38pm
mr. Sun king coming together
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zerber4 said:

Just to be fair, here's an interview with the man who wrote the article in question. Maybe it answers your skepticism.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/108…..on-secrets

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Thanks. All that interview did, however, is make that guy seem even less reputable. Still bullshit.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
20 August 2011
3.43pm
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Lennon spent his adult life looking for "the answer" – and never found it (contrast that with George).

He went from one answer to the other.

I don't think you can take too seriously what he thought at any particular time.

(as for his supporting Reagan, which is totally speculative, I would guess that the odds of that hover around 0%. Reagan was to the right of Nixon, his arch-enemy. )

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20 August 2011
7.55pm
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I dont believe it personally. Over the years there have been hundreds and hundreds of accusation And it is fox who arent renown for their accurate reporting.

 However here are 2 demos of John singing You Saved My Soul around 1979 about tv preachers and being saved from them.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
20 August 2011
8.23pm
StarWisher
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I don't mind this story so much as I've always perceived John to be a guy interested in a little of everything, possibly a fad-ist, but more likely someone who just wanted to try various ideas out and see how they worked for him.

 

So he might have become interested in Jesus about…10 years after writing God and Imagine? I'm sure I will have different views on things like religion in 10 years time, and I'm sure I did 10 years ago.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
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