In 1966, John Lennon gave an interview to the London Evening Standard in which he stated that Christianity was on the decline and that the Beatles were currently more popular than Jesus Christ. It didn’t raise hackles when published initially in the UK, but by the time that news hit the United States, however, Christian communities were aflame with outrage (something we didn’t see a lot of when Adele compared Beyonce to Christ). Records were burned, radio stations refused to play the band’s music, threats were leveled with fervor. How then, will contemporary audiences react to the news that memes are more popular than Jesus?
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