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And since you can't slander the dead, it leaves any money grubber free to invent crap to sell books to fellow nut-jobs.
5/16/2009 8:40:30 AM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
"...It was to make a show of Satan's great power in the world using John Lennon's murder as the vehicle. ..."
And, yet, only crazy gullible fundies believe this nonsense. Neither your god nor Satan (your other god) can get a message out effectively, aye?
5/16/2009 8:50:09 AM
Wasn't John Lennon murdered by a crazy fundie who hated him for not believing in God? Was that a message from Satan or God (or just one of his nutty followers)?
5/16/2009 9:13:40 AM
Mark David Chapman is an insane murderer.
Satan is real, and sends messages by having popular musicians murdered.
One of those options sounds realistic. I wonder which?
5/16/2009 9:14:50 AM
Oh for fuck's sake. They'll publish literally anything these days won't they? L-O-L
5/16/2009 9:17:02 AM
I didn't know there was a Crossroads in Liverpool.
5/16/2009 9:17:03 AM
This has about as much substance as bullshit
5/16/2009 9:32:23 AM
Gosh, you'd think Satan could get a FUCKING NAME RIGHT.
5/16/2009 9:40:00 AM
Could somebody please tell me how to go about selling your soul to the devil. I would happily sell it for a few million dollars and and night with the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.
5/16/2009 9:46:53 AM
This is just silly.
5/16/2009 9:47:46 AM
Mark David Chapman killed Lennon because after a lifetime of obsessed fanship, he decided that Lennon was a fake. He became upset about Lennon preaching communism and living the life of a multi-millionaire. It's something I didn't like about Lennon either, but I wasn't going to track him down and kill him over it.
I'd gladly sell my soul to the devil, after all I'm going to hell anyways, I might as well get something out of it. Hey Satan ~ the lotto is $40 million tonight, I win, I'll be yours forever.
5/16/2009 10:33:08 AM
The Beatles meteoric rise, unprecedented in popular culture
A meaningless observation. So, they're the most popular group - unless every group ever to exist had identical popularities, one of them has to go at the top of the list; even if they are a spurious datapoint well outside a statistical trend, that's nothing one shouldn't expect when modelling such chaos as an entire subsystem of human society. This is absolutely basic statistics, and you've no business making pronouncements based on any observation of anything if you can't grasp it. In real life chaotic systems significant variance from the best fit function usually exists, and spurious data points happen. Get over it.
5/16/2009 10:50:29 AM
He made a pact with Satan, but poor guy didn't get the superpowers to avoid his death anyway. One of the multiple paradox of the power of the Evil which fundies are unable to explain.
5/16/2009 11:00:41 AM
Leave John Lennon allllooonnne! [/Chris Crocker]
5/16/2009 11:04:21 AM
World Net Daily: the epitome of investigative journalism and the paragon of journalistic integrity.
What kind of "journalist" (and I use that word in the loosest sense possible) would write such an article and what kind of editor would actually run it?
5/16/2009 11:11:20 AM
'Paul is dead' clues were about McCartney's band mate
So Paul is dead means John is dead? Huh?
Lennon himself, obsessed with the occult, magic, numerology and being bigger than Elvis Presley
Now hold on just a damn minute here! I can't stand for this blasphemy. Bigger than Jesus, sure, of course, but come on!.
5/16/2009 11:14:59 AM
I'm not saying I believe them, but I've heard more plausible arguments that Chapman was hired by the US government to murder Lennon....
5/16/2009 11:15:45 AM
"Written by a lifelong Beatles fan and musician, the book hypothesizes the pact was made just before the band experienced its first major successes and ended 20 years later with Lennon's assassination in New York by Mark David Chapman, who later claimed to have demons exorcized from him while serving his sentence for murder in Attica State Prison."
Hypothesize=/=Make shit up.
5/16/2009 11:17:01 AM
Any incredibly popular artist that does not openly worship Jesus = deal with Satan.
5/16/2009 11:36:35 AM
Does the book make an argument for the existence of the devil? Or does it more assume everyone believes such a thing is real?
5/16/2009 11:37:03 AM
According to standard Christian theology, Satan wouldn't have to buy Lennon's soul. Lennon was going to go to hell anyway for not accepting Jesus.
5/16/2009 11:50:24 AM
@John: Which is why this deal with the devil thing makes no sense. According to the doctrine of original sin all human souls are bound for Hell anyway. But selling your soul to the devil implies that the soul is not bound for Hell, and that human beings can, by their own actions, determine where their souls go, which all goes against the doctrine of original sin.
5/16/2009 12:44:03 PM
[b]Earth to Joe, Earth to Joe, your orbit is dangerously unstable and decaying rapidly. Board the escape pod before it's too late.[\b]
5/16/2009 1:04:03 PM
This guy is a lifelong Beatles fan? Yeah, right...
5/16/2009 1:19:30 PM
Originally posted by Osiris
Which is why this deal with the devil thing makes no sense. According to the doctrine of original sin all human souls are bound for Hell anyway. But selling your soul to the devil implies that the soul is not bound for Hell, and that human beings can, by their own actions, determine where their souls go, which all goes against the doctrine of original sin.
It makes some sense when you consider that us Hellbound sinners supposedly have a chance to get "Saved" and a deal with the devil could potentially void that possibility, no matter how contrite might become after Satanic dealings.
But then the possibility that everyone has a shot at redemption, no matter what, becomes a crock of shit under that. So it's really just one or the other, isn't it?
5/16/2009 1:23:19 PM
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