Christian Leader On AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson's Religious Claims - "The 'Highway To Hell' Is Paved Both With Good Intentions And With Bad Philosophy Like This"

June 7, 2011, 9 years ago

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According to, when he was young, Brian Johnson sang in a church choir, but in an interview with AOL's Pop Eater, the 63-year-old AC/DC lead singer said religion wasn’t his motivating factor.

“I did, me darling, and do you know why I did that? Was it religion? No, it was two shillings and sixpence a week!”

Johnson has a new book out called Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir in which he touches on his thoughts about God. The topic of religion and his thoughts about God came up again during his Pop Eater interview.

“Well I don’t believe in religion, let’s put it that way,” 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.’”

Christian leaders were quick to respond to such claims.

Allen Palmeri, author of The Cyberspace Letters, a novel that touches on the influences of culture, also commented, “The highway to hell is paved both with good intentions and with bad philosophy like this. Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. He is the alpha, which correlates with the Bible book of Genesis, and the omega, which lines up with the Bible book of Revelation. 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.”

Palmeri said he hopes Johnson deals with that fact sooner.

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