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Were the Beatles Christians?

“Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first - rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.” John Lennon, March 4, 1966 (London Evening Standard)

It is impossible to know the spiritual condition of anyone. Any person can accept Christ at any time in their life. The Beatles are no exception.

However, with the platform the Beatles used to speak to the world, there appeared to be no overt message of Christ in their music. One time John Lennon claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, elevating himself above God. Lennon got in a lot of trouble for that statement.

The Beatles followed the Hindu faith for awhile, meeting with gurus and praying mantras in their songs (George Harrison was the biggest follower of Hare Krishna, a type of Hinduism).  John Lennon appeared to be more of an atheist.  Paul McCartney claims no faith that I know of.

Ringo Starr recently made an interesting revelation in 2011:

He admitted he lost his way when he was younger, both as a Beatle experimenting with marijuana and LSD and afterwards when he suffered alcohol and cocaine problems in the late 1970s.

But the musician, who has since become teetotal and quit his 60-a-day cigarette habit, says that religion now plays an important role in his life.

Starr, who turns 70 later this year, said: 'I feel the older I get, the more I'm learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it's all about finding yourself.

'For me, God is in my life. I don't hide from that. I think the search has been on since the 1960s.

'I stepped off the path there for many years and found my way back onto it, thank God.' Starr was speaking at an event at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
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The sudden, tragic death of John Lennon points to a sad reality about life—we never know when we are going to die and we need to make sure we are forgiven.