Last week Elton John made headlines when he speculated that Jesus was "a super-intelligent gay man." That got the good folks at PopEater.com thinking, so they came up with a list of what they call "the finest gaffes and most intriguing celebrity perspectives on the one and only JC."
Here we go:
"Jesus was persecuted, and I'm going to get persecuted."
-- Heidi Montag, 2008 interview with USA Today
"The Beatles are 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."
-- John Lennon, 1966 interview with the London Evening Standard
"Man, meeting Michael Jordan for me was like ... black Jesus walking towards me."
-- Lebron James, upon meeting his idol
"I think if I found Jesus, and I didn't know he was lost in the first place, I don't think he would be all that different from me."
-- Marilyn Manson, who covered Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus'
"I'll fight any man, any animal -- if Jesus were here I'd fight him, too."
-- Mike Tyson
"For me, we all need to be Jesus in our time."
-- Madonna, in a 2007 interview with Sirius Satellite Radio
-- Earlier this month, Lindsay Lohan posed as Jesus on the cover of French fashion magazine Purple.
And who can forget 'The Passion of Kanye West'?