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A possible pop culture blasphemy

I just don't get the appeal of Jesus Christ Superstar. I find that even non-Christians of all stripes like the musical, and I just find it pompous and ponderous, like most Andrew Lloyd Webber. I do like Herod's Song, however, especially when done in this version by Rik Mayall.


I just find Jesus to be a drag in this version. I've never liked mopey Jesus, even when I was a semi-orthodox Christian.


But I absolutely love Godspell. Part of that is that I was first familiar with the movie version with the amazing Victor Garber, but... i just like it better. It's funny and sweet rather than dark and dismal.


Am I alone here?

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