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Religious beliefs of the Beatles
17 June 2015
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From the Bible:

Four great animals came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

These great animals, which are four, are four kings, who shall arise out of the earth. They will come from the east, west, north, and south, and will sit down in God ’s Kingdom.

“I will strengthen them in Yahweh; and they will walk up and down in his name,” says Yahweh. “Out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry; and I will multiply them and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them and they shall not be small.

“They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

“They will be for a sign and for a wonder to you and your offspring – forever.”  

Let them praise Yahweh’s name, for he commanded, and they were created. As for their appearance, the four of them had one likeness, like a wheel within a wheel. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.

They had breast-plates which seemed to be made of steel; and the noise caused by their wings was like that of a vast number of horses and chariots hurrying into battle.

The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle.

They are joined to one another. They stick together, so that they can’t be pulled apart. Each one went straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; they didn’t turn when they went.

And all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink.  For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed. They change the night into day, saying “The light is near” in the presence of darkness.

This is the plan that is determined for the whole earth. This is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For three things the earth tremble, and under four, it can’t bear up

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So, Brian Epstein was Yahweh and the Fab Four are the four kings? Maybe we should make this into a new religion. I could get behind that....LOL a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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Way back in the summer of 2013, I created (under my previous handle, "Funny Paper") a topic here based on this strange book that's out there (also a website) that has some interesting, albeit weird, exegesis of Beatles songs -- and of the Beatles as a cultural phenomenon -- as a kind of spiritual force, or divine revelation (and the Beatles themselves as "Messengers" of it):

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....dd/#p78069

I still find that strange book's thesis interesting and through-provoking.  There is a sense where the Beatles almost "exploded" and morphed so radically into a cultural force (with messages of love and soon thereafter, through John's and George's evolution particularly, more esoteric spirituality of sorts); and it often almost seems like individual Beatles didn't fully realize what was happening to them, and through them...

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JPM-Fangirl said

So, Brian Epstein was Yahweh and the Fab Four are the four kings? Maybe we should make this into a new religion. I could get behind that....LOL a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

We have a bible. I guess we need to have a schedule we adhere to for reading it cover-to-cover each year.

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Wasn't it the Manson Family who made the comparison to the four kings?

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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The Book of Revelation has been studied and interpreted a quadzillion different ways since it was first voted to be a part of the Biblical canon. The Beatles are just one but considering most consider the author to be John maybe it was really was John and is about the Beatles.a-hard-days-night-john-1

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btls65 said
From the Bible:

Four great animals came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

These great animals, which are four, are four kings, who shall arise out of the earth. They will come from the east, west, north, and south, and will sit down in God ’s Kingdom.

“I will strengthen them in Yahweh; and they will walk up and down in his name,” says Yahweh. “Out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry; and I will multiply them and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them and they shall not be small.

“They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

“They will be for a sign and for a wonder to you and your offspring – forever.”  

Let them praise Yahweh’s name, for he commanded, and they were created. As for their appearance, the four of them had one likeness, like a wheel within a wheel. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.

They had breast-plates which seemed to be made of steel; and the noise caused by their wings was like that of a vast number of horses and chariots hurrying into battle.

The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle.

They are joined to one another. They stick together, so that they can’t be pulled apart. Each one went straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; they didn’t turn when they went.

And all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink.  For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed. They change the night into day, saying “The light is near” in the presence of darkness.

This is the plan that is determined for the whole earth. This is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For three things the earth tremble, and under four, it can’t bear up

Anyone who takes this stuff seriously gives me the collywobbles …….

All I can say is John Chapter 11 verse 35.

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That makes me think. What directions did the Beatles come from in Liverpool?

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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18 June 2015
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Pineapple Records said
Way back in the summer of 2013, I created (under my previous handle, "Funny Paper") a topic here based on this strange book that's out there (also a website) that has some interesting, albeit weird, exegesis of Beatles songs -- and of the Beatles as a cultural phenomenon -- as a kind of spiritual force, or divine revelation (and the Beatles themselves as "Messengers" of it):

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....dd/#p78069

I still find that strange book's thesis interesting and through-provoking.  There is a sense where the Beatles almost "exploded" and morphed so radically into a cultural force (with messages of love and soon thereafter, through John's and George's evolution particularly, more esoteric spirituality of sorts); and it often almost seems like individual Beatles didn't fully realize what was happening to them, and through them...

I found http://www.thetruthcontest.com to be interesting as well. Especially the chapter on the Beatles as prophets, of course. http://www.whollyscripture.com kind of takes this idea and expands upon it. That is where the Bible verses that I quoted come from. 

“The Beatles were a kind of a religion.” – John Lennon  

“We [The Beatles] just happened to become leaders of whatever cosmic thing was going on. We came to symbolize the start of a whole new way of thinking.”

Paul McCartney  

“The more I go into this spiritual thing, the more I realize that we- the Beatles- aren’t doing it, but that something else is doing it.” – George Harrison  

“We were honest with each other and we were honest about the music. The music was positive. It was positive in love. They did write - we all wrote - about other things, but the basic Beatles message was Love.” – Ringo Starr

   

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@btls65, your link to thetruthcontest goes to a site that is dead.

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Annadog40 said
That makes me think. What directions did the Beatles come from in Liverpool?

North! a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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meanmistermustard said
@btls65, your link to thetruthcontest goes to a site that is dead.

Oops. http://www.truthcontest.com

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I know I have contributed to the derailment of this thread so I am telling all of us to

stay-on-topic

This thread is only for discussing the religions, if any, the members of The Beatles followed, not if people believe the group was "part" of a religion or if we should make a religion out of them (even in jest).

I will discuss with the other mods a better, more reflective of the topic, title for this thread so we can keep it on track.

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The religious beliefs of the Beatles?

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Did any of the Beatles pass on their religion to their kids?

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^ Dhani is very Eastern-belief centered. His office and studio have 'OM' symbols and statues of deities. He's also been to India a good few times and tries to meditate everyday.

 

Don't know about the rest of them but some part of George's beliefs definitely rubbed off on Dhani.

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I have a book called the Gospel According to The Beatles, which is all about their religious views. I might read it next when I finish my current book.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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