Ramadan begins this weekend and I haven't even thought about fasting...well I have thought about, just not done anything. My heart isn't in it this year...I think that I might have said that last year...hummm... I have felt out of balance for a long time now, and I am trying to find that part of me that has been missing. Maybe it is my faith that's faltering...maybe I just stopped listening to that little voice. But this isn't really what I want to talk about....what I want to talk about is...
Jesus Christ Superstar.
I am watching it on TV right now, and I find that the hippie references, and the anachronisms...I get it, I understand what they are trying to do...I just find it annoying. I think that it is the trying to link the whole peace movement to Christainity thing, cause it didn't seem to work that well in the 60's. I have a copy of the bible that was from my Mom called (please insert Charleton-Heston-as-God-voice here)"THE WAY". It has pictures of flower children on the cover. Yeah, it never helped me take the bible more seriously...it just made me giggle.
Back to the movie...Mary "the whore"is a native american, Judas is African American----I know they were trying to be all multicultrual and stuff, but are they really sending the right message? Something just tells me that the Pharses really wouldn't show off their rock solid abs. The Roman guards are wearing pots on their heads and a lovely shade of lavender! Then there is also shots of tanks driving through the deserts and fighter planes flying around...I mean what are they trying to achieve? Did they think that the Palestinians and the Israelis were going to sit down, watch the movie, and then turn to each other and say "oh my gosh...we should have been paying attention to Jesus the whole time, let's be friends and make macramae plant holders for our peace flowers!" Plah..leese. The movie came out in 1973....I think that they were probably too busy having, say, a war...to bother going to the movie premier.
Seriously though, I still do and will always love that song, "I don't know how to love him" and Jesus can really wail.