“Christianity will go,” John Lennon said. “It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about 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.
Now, flash forward and we have this:
Lennon was thickheaded, shallow, and ill-informed but right in this case.
Young people seem to worship pop stars like Taylor Swift and Lane Del Ray.
This is from Taylor Swift’s new tour:
I know what you’re saying. C’mon Matt, it’s just play acting. It’s just some cloaks and eerie illumination. Maybe. But that’s not what THEY’RE going for. They’re bringing to mind occult and pagan practices. That’s not me reading into anything. That’s what they’re doing. That’s what Taylor Swift is attempting to put into the minds of young girls.
Is that good? No.
Christianity is shrinking while paganism and occult activities are skyrocketing. This type of behavior from Swift is either absolutely irresponsible or occult. Either choice is not good.
John Lennon said the Beatles were more popular than Christ. What we need to ask ourselves is whether that is a good thing. It is not.
Any priest that ok’s superimposing a Taylor Swift shirt onto a Jesus statue should be at least re-educated about the faith. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Would you superimpose something frivolous onto Christ while He was actually dying on the cross? Of course not. So why allow it now?
When Lennon said what he said it caused an uproar. When Swift’s shirt was superimposed on Jesus it caused zero stir, other than on some Catholic blogs. That tells you the desperate state the world is in right now. We are oriented away from Christ. We are superimposing frivolous thing over Christ.
Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. By superimposing our values over Christ we are lost in lies and death.