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The John Lennon Song Title He Borrowed from a Famous Televangelist

John Lennon had a complicated relationship with religion. He often angered religious communities with provocative comments or lyrics that critiqued organized religion. His views also shifted frequently, so where he stood wasn’t obvious. So, it’s surprising that the title for one of John Lennon’s songs came from a famous televangelist. 

John Lennon often sparked controversy for his religious views

John Lennon | Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

John Lennon was known for making provocative political or social statements. His most controversial statement occurred when he compared The Beatles to Jesus, saying the band was “bigger” than the religious figure. 

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