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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Takes Heat After Blasting Religion

AC/DC's Brian Johnson
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Brian Johnson said that all religions are “a waste of time” in a recent interview, and now the AC/DC singer has come under fire by members of the Christian community.

When speaking with PopEater, Johnson said, “I believe all religions are bad. I think they’re a waste of time. Jesus was a clever man. He wasn’t the son of God. We all know that he was a very clever, wonderful man and he said, ‘Church is in here, meaning you are your own church.'”

He went on to add, “Now, listen, this is the universe according to Brian and I’m probably as wrong as anybody but I’m as right as anybody else. All religions make money and cause troubles and war and death and I’m tired of it.”

In response, the newspaper Christian Today has posted a story that features various people condemning Johnson’s statements.

“Jesus is the way and the truth and the life,” says Allen Palmieri, a Baptist news editor. “He’s also the author of Brian Johnson’s musical talent. When one day he comes to the end of his showmanship on earth, he will have to face the fact that Jesus is the door to God the Father, who is there.”

“I think Johnson’s lack of understanding and characterization of Jesus and the fact that ‘you are your own church’ plays to his crowd,” said a Christian mother named Shona. “However, for the young and impressionable who like AC/DC, it could affect their view of Christianity.”

Johnson made the comments when discussing his new book, ‘Rockers and Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir,’ which recently hit stores.

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