My understanding is that this musical is a mockery of what Christians hold
sacred in the life of Jesus.Just as "The Book of Mormon"
was a mockery, and quite vulgar at that.It's okay to have a sense of
humor and laugh, but there are some tender things in life that should not be
mocked or laughed at.This musical is best to be avoided, even though
it did garner some Tony's.
Back when I was in Seminary and loved to debate my teacher about things, this
first came out. I remember the church making a statement discouraging members
from seeing this play. I found this comment on the lds website, in referring to
that time when it came out. "Jesus Christ, Superstar was found to be
unacceptable because its doctrine is incorrect." I love my Savior Jesus
Christ and I know that he is the Son of God and I will not patronize or even
listen to music that would depict him as anything less. Before I understood the
meaning of those words, I loved a lot of the music from that production, but
there is other music that I love and can enjoy and not demote someone sacred to
@Balloonatic & MoJules;Have either of you seen the play? It is
tremendous and well worth it (even if the "doctrine is
"incorrect""). The real mockery, Ballonatic, is what
Christians have turned Christianity into.
Catholic Church spoke out against "Jesus Christ, Superstar." I don't
know a Catholic who hasn't seen it.
RanchHand, I will not see it, when I was a rebel youth, I heard my church
leaders council us to not see it. I to this day will obey that council. As for
what Christians have turned Christianity into, you can say that about all
religious beliefs, but all that matters is myself and how am I being as a
Christian and since you don't know me RHand, you can't judge me. But I do know
that Jesus was the Son of God and that he atoned for my sins and made it
possible for all of us to be resurrected and I will not settle for anything less
in my belief and I will honor and respect the person he is by not patronizing
something that makes him less then that.
@MoJules;So. You're willing to let others tell you what you should
and shouldn't do. I understand that. You, however do not KNOW that Jesus was
the Son of God, you BELIEVE it. There is a massive difference; otherwise, what
good is FAITH?I've read your comments so I can judge you, somewhat,
based on them. I think that, perhaps, the first and greatest tenet of
Christianity, and most other religions is "Do unto others as you would have
them do to you". Do you live by that? Good for you (however, I've seen
some of you comments that would indicate otherwise).As for
patronizing something that makes Christ "less than that", well, that
is simply your own opinion on the matter - and you haven't even seen the play to
make that judgement call.
RE: RanchHand Since you are capable judging others based on few
words in comment,How about telling us what the play is about in few
words in s commnet, so we can judge for ourselves if it is worth
seeing?But I suspect the content of the play truly is questionable
and would be offensive to most christians.