FFRF has done a good blog on the nonsense of Easter. I’m looking forward to the live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar on NBC tomorrow night. I love the music and it is a good story. It also is a great demonstration that the easter stories in the bible contradict each other quite a bit. Gesthemane, one of the more touching parts of the bible, is no where to be found in the Gospel of John, and well, those thieves are missing from the rock opera and do various contradictory things in the stories.
I’m waiting for people to also freak out that JC is being played by a black man, John Legend. Judas is also being portrayed as a black man, Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas has the best songs). Herod is Alice Cooper, the rock star who some Christians were quite sure was going to end the world, or something, back in the 70’s. Mr. Cooper also golfs and wears wonderfully tacky plaid pants while doing that.
There will also be a lot of people in church tomorrow, who have no problem with following a man who lies, cheats, brags about sexual assault, is a repeat adulterer, etc. And these are the people who say that atheists treat this god as a “vending machine” whenwe point out that this god should answer prayers. They repeatedly ask for forgiveness for this idiot and themselves for giving him a “mulligan”.
Postscript – (4/2/18) – the live performance of Jesus Christ Superstar was a bit of a mess.
Pros – great singers. Alice Cooper makes a very good Herod.
Cons – too many freakin’ commercials. Often it was like listening to a 45 record on 33 1/3, and Pontius Pilate looked like he’d more at home on the Hunger Games. The Glen Carter version from 2000 is much better.