'Jesus Christ Superstar' musical is Broadway-bound

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  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Oct. 5, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    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.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2011 12:43 p.m.


    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.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    Oct. 5, 2011 10:56 a.m.

    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.

  • Anthracite Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    Catholic Church spoke out against "Jesus Christ, Superstar." I don't know a Catholic who hasn't seen it.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2011 7:06 a.m.

    @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.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    Oct. 4, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    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 me.

  • The Balloonatic Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 4, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    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.