Judas did not think of himself as a traitor. He did what he did, not because he was basically evil, but because he was intelligent.
He could se Christ becoming something he considered harmful to the Jews. Judas felt that they been persecuted enough. As far as what Christ was saying, general principles of how human beings should live together — Judas approved of this.
What Judas was worried about was that as Christ got bigger and bigger and more popular, people began switching their attentions from what Christ was saying to Christ himself.
They were saying that Jesus is God, here is the new Messiah, and Judas was terrified because, a. Judas reckoned that if the movement got too big and people began worshipping Christ as a god, the Romans who were occupying Israel would come down and clobber them.
Of course, the Christ the authors present would not have risen from the dead. They are not men of faith, and their statements only serve to undermine the scriptures.
I have not seen the show, and my objections are based on what friends who have seen it tell me. The executives at MCA Records were terrified by it.
These kids are trying to take Jesus off the stained-glass windows and get him down on the street. Some people are not going to like that.
But today, Jesus Christ Superstar has been dumbed down, made palatable and comfortable, robbed of the rebellious, smartass attitude that originally made music and theatre history.
After all, politics is how humans decide collective morality, questions of how to live morally in a community of whatever size and of which values will be shared by that community.
Conversely, religion dictates those answers to humans, rather than allowing them to explore and form their own morality. With Superstar Rice and Lloyd Webber broke new ground in several ways. Second, the idea that rock and roll was an acceptable — even a preferable — language with which to tell this story was quite radical.
And perhaps most important to us today, the choice to focus the show on Judas rather than on Jesus lifted the show out of the category of mere cultural rebellion and into the realm of legitimate intellectual and artistic endeavor.
Why did Judas feel he needed to betray Jesus? As the quote above shows us, Rice delved deep into all these characters, infusing them with personality, psychology, and ideology that the more simplistic storytelling style of the Bible never offered. But Rice told us a new story and that choice gave us back the dramatic elements that makes a good story; the politics of this story, the complicated relationship between Judas and Jesus, and so many other elements gave us back the tension, the surprises, and the unknowns that keep us involved in the story.
An active character is always more dramatic than a passive one. This show dramatized not just what happened, but why it happened.David Hume (/ h juː m /; born David Home; 7 May NS (26 April OS) – 25 August ) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism.
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