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The Apocryphal Books

One of the most hotly debated topics among adherents to the Beatlist faith deals with the books in the holy text that are known as "the Apocrypha".  In these passages, a story is spun that in no way fits with the Beatles-related tradition promoted in the rest of the text.  It tells of four young musicians, their mercurial rise to superstardom, their hit TV series, and the zany antics that ensued.  They have four distinct personalities, and seem attracted and repelled by one another within the band.  However, the young men described in this apocryphal book seems devoid of content, as if the Inner Beatles have been dispossessed of their essence, and replaced by some shell that resembled the original, with no passion or soul behind it.  Many have suggested that another group or groups were the original stars of this story, and their names simply were scratched out and replaced with John, George, Paul, and Ringo, maybe as some sort of practical joke.  Who are these talentless posers who appear in the guise of the true Inner Beatle in this holiest of texts?

Some have proposed that the Apocrypha represent an alternative state of the Inner Beatles, but these members of the church also adhere to the contentious "The Inner Paul Is Dead" point of view.  Others have suggested that the apocryphal texts be stricken from the holy book in order to remove from the religion the very image of these four young scamps in Beatles clothing.  As the church debates the authenticity of these sections of the Beatle Bible, Beatlists continue to look to the original Beatles story as a guidepost for understanding their inner self.  It is the True Inner Beatles that have led to the church's explosive popularity in a country plagued by doubts and insecurity.  Reading and hearing the story and works of the Beatles will always remain the true path to embeatlement.  As one recent convert announced at a service, "Now I'm a believer!"  The Apocrypha will continue to puzzle Beatlists until definitive evidence can establish the etiology of this bizarre chapter.

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