Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Book of Mormon

In case any of you were on the fence about whether to see The Book of Mormon or not, I have an excerpt from a review that will make any born-again Christian's blood curdle. Please read the last paragraph, as I don't even want to repeat what it reveals.

Excerpt from Lauren Yarger's review, New York theater critic...

If you are a Mormon and your religion and its history are important to you, stay home—there isn’t any part of it that isn’t mocked. Protestants aren’t immune either, even if this is the Book of Mormon. Jesus has a cameo. He calls one of the missionaries a derogatory name, and the crucifixion is depicted in a song as an example of “manning up.”
Probably the most difficult part of the show for me was a song called “Nasa Diga Eebowai,” in which the villagers express their philosophy of life. Translated, it means “F*** You, God,” and the rest of the lyrics are even worse. It wasn’t funny to me, and I did feel offended as the actors repeatedly sang the chorus while gesturing to the heavens with their middle fingers to the utter delight of an audience that roared with laughter.

Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. -Psalms 74:18

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