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John Lennon’s killer finds Jesus

John Lennon’s killer finds Jesus

Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon, has turned to Jesus in prison:

Chapman apologized for the pain he caused Lennon, his family and his millions of fans: “I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory. I found my peace in Jesus. I know him. He loves me. He has forgiven me.”

The upshot: He plans to spend his days “telling people, ‘Hey, you have another option. You have Christ. … Either crime or Christ, which way do you want to go here?’”

And he predicted correctly during the hearing (“We all know how this will turn out,” he said) that those days would be in prison. The board ruled that Chapman’s release would be incompatible with the welfare of society” and would “deprecate the serious nature of the crime,” according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

For the full story, please visit the Huffington Post Religion section here.


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More unusual when convicted criminals DON’T “find Jesus”, I’m afraid.

But what “Jesus”? To me, the Jesus I know would never state “Either crime or Christ, which way do you want to go here?” (offending every other NON-criminal-yet-non-Christian belief-system!)

While I don’t necessarily believe Mr Chapman should have to live his entire life in prison, it doesn’t seem he’s ready to leave yet, either. JMO.

JC Fisher

Rod Gillis

How nice for Mr. Chapman, how Amazing Grace like. John Lennon came from a working class background. Wonder what he would think of this editorial? How interesting that the churches are so silent about labor day.

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