Originally posted by GoldenRuled
20 yrs ago, things were just the opposite. The beetles lost most of the country in fans because of 1 derogatory remark they made about Jesus.
Oh...where to start?? First off...it's "Beatles" not "beetles". Secondly, the infamous "bigger than jesus" comment was made in 1966...that's 36
...not 20. Twenty years ago it was 1992 and John Lennon had been dead for 12 years already and Paul and Linda McCartney's band "Wings"
had been disbanded for 11 years.
Likewise, it's a salient and material historical fact that The Beatles SKYROCKETED in popularity after John Lennon made the infamous "bigger than
Jesus" comment" in August of '66 at the JFK airport when being interviewed about their release of the Revolver
album. Album sales from August
of '66 onwards include Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, and Let
It Be. The White Album ALONE has sold more copies than all pre- Revolver records COMBINED.
Although, in fairness there was one group
who began protesting outside of Beatles concerts after August of 1966. Specifically, that
group was the Ku Klux Klan.
Yes indeed...how times have changed. Now the KKK never shows up to rock concerts anymore...they just make sure to be present at the 2012 GOP
convention in Tampa.
It is just amazing how this country is going with the wisdom of DC guiding us whether we like it or not to a prosperity we already had. Bring on the
Yeah...it's a war on christmas, alright. Imagine...someone thinks that public schools which use public funds for their existence ought to keep the
imaginary and magical entities out of school functions. What if the student speaking would have been a Muslim and wanted to lead the class in a
special prayer towards Mecca?? Let me guess...that would have been war on christmas too, right? What if that person was a scientologist and wanted
to offer up a prayer to the Thetan ET's who "Intelligently Designed" the human race? Would they also be "persecuting" poor christians then?
Your right to worship whomever and whatever you see fit ends
where my right not to be subjected to religious nuttery at public functions
supported by taxpayer dollars begins. If you want the right for Hildebrand to pray to her skydaddy at graduation time...then you MUST also support an
opportunity for the Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindu's, Scientologists, Tseek's, Shinto's, Wiccans, Druids, Mormons, Atheists, Agnostics, Secular
Humanists, and any other system of belief which wants to be represented to ALSO say their piece.
So...I'm cool w/ permitting Hildebrand to insult me by praying to "jesus" if you're cool with me getting up on stage to correctly state that there is
no empirical or quantifiable evidence whatsoever that a guy named "jesus" ever existed or that a magical entity of any kind meddles with worldly
affairs and that religious beliefs are the root cause of far too much human suffering, misery, oppression, torture, and killing.
So...what do you say? Are you really concerned about Hildebrands "rights"...or are you really just concerned about promoting your own belief system
with tax payer dollars upon those that it insults? Isn't that the whole argument the christians use for wanting to bring back creationism to the
classroom? They just want "all sides" represented? Well...OK...that's cool. Let's see how willing you are to hear what the Satan worshippers have
to say at graduation.
Fair is fair, right?
edit on 1-10-2012 by milominderbinder because: formatting