Friday, February 19, 2010

Not Another Jesus Post


Oh, Christ.

I mean, Jesus! I mean, oh Lord.

It must be the month of love indeed if this is the third post I'm making about a god of love that isn't Cupid.

Anyhoo...in an upcoming Parade interview , Elton John just basically said that Jesus is gay:

"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving."


Mmm...fishers of men, indeed. I'm sure Lady Sir Elton meant well, but I'm not so sure Jesus was that much one of us. Then again, it would be like saying that being gay is a bad thing. Which it is not.

While the Greco-Roman gods had a rollicking time fornicating with hapless mortals when they weren't boning each other, I guess I prefer my Judaeo-Christian deities to be asexual. Less confusion that way.


In case you're wondering (and I'm pretty sure you are), those sexay men on crosses are from the play "Matthew Passion" , which "tells the story of the passion of Christ; the story of Matthew Shepard being picked up, beaten up and left for dead on a hillside in Laramie, Wyoming, and the story of a middle-aged HIV-positive survivor who outlives his life expectancy. Although the three stories take place in three different locations, and are two thousands years apart, they all reflect one another and converge in the final scene."



I would've loved to see this play, but considering where we are, it'd have a snowflake's chance in hell.  Too bad, because I...

 

Fine, okay, okay, I'll stop now. Sheesh.

7 comments:

  1. elton john is kuh-ray-zee! i swear, he scares me sometimes.

    as for matthew passion, a friend of mine was telling me about it. sana nga they have a local staging.

    "Fine, okay, okay, I'll stop now. Sheesh."

    i was cringing. natakot ako kung ano sasabihin mo. haha i almost felt a little bad when you stopped. :c

    [some] nuns scare me.

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  2. ruddie, three words for you: pits of perdition.

    hahahahha

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  3. @ citybuoy : Well, Elton was - or maybe still is - heavily into the white powder. Also, I love nuns - except when they're out to rap my knuckles with a ruler.

    @ Ternie : Pffft! I wasn't the one calling Jesus gay. Also, He wants you to be forgiving and loving - you vile finger-pointing sinner!

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  4. got to be honest, the pictures were distracting me from understanding the post.

    and i disagree, filipinos will find a way of having a play of the same theme or the exact version play here.

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  5. @ engel : "i disagree, filipinos will find a way of having a play of the same theme or the exact version play here."

    Well, now that the Lenten season has officially begun, I hope you're right. And I hope that they cast it as...interestingly as the original. :P

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  6. grabe naman makaproject yang Jesus actor. Kinabog si Madonna.

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  7. uhmmm elton john's earrings: overrated. cops!

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