“Christianity will go,” he 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. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.”
March 4, 1966
“I just said what I said and it was wrong. Or was taken wrong.”
August 11, 1966
I love that he got in that second part. He was pressured into the apology. It took him a few seconds in front of the press to find his balance but find it he did.