^Anyway, was John even raised Catholic? I know that Paul and George were. but I never heard anything about Mimi taking John to church.
In the Mimi TV interview on the Aunt Mimi thread under the John section, she talks about him going to church every Sunday (and maybe more often than that). The Stanleys were Church of England, I think. Although the Lennons (Freddie and clan) may have been Catholic--probably were when they were in Ireland before emigrating to Liverpool.
I agree with Sandra re. religion. I hope my comments aren't construed as anti-religious or even as anti-Catholic. Any institution will have its good and its bad, its saints and sinners, and a good mix of both. After all, an institution is made up of individuals. And people who blame religion for all the problems in the world ("Religulous" etc.), never seem to want to take the Nietzschean step of the will to power as the ultimate arbiter of value. Ask the folks who lived under Stalin or Mao how wonderful it was to live in an atheistic regime. Just look up the body counts.
John's "bigger than Christ" comment by itself (in context) could be seen as almost religious. If he didn't go on in the interview to call the apostles dull (even if he did like Jesus) and then say that Christianity would go (or words to that effect).
But you always have to remember that what a person says doesn't necessarily equate with belief. Also, I think there was a time in the late 70s (when John was in his room), when he went on a three-week TV evangelical kick. His "salvation" however was short-lived.