W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> Moi, Toi, et VoI: Who Put the Jesus Back in Manchester?

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Who Put the Jesus Back in Manchester?

This is another example of why I love the U.K.

The Beeb is putting on an Easter Passion processional that will blow your mind. Seriously.

The stars of the show will walk down the main drag of Manchester singing some of the tunes that put the city on the musical map. Jesus gets Love Will Tear Us Apart, Judas is on Blue Monday, and Mary Magdalene gets Ever Fallen in Love. You've gotta read the article to believe it.

This is my favorite part of the piece, which speaks droves about the sane religious attitudes in the U.K.:

Canon Robin Gamble, canon evangelist at Manchester Cathedral, has been tasked with encouraging churchgoers to attend the event.

"I wouldn't know a Buzzcock from a ballcock so I couldn't really comment on the music. All I can say is that they are not doing a Christian service, it is a piece of contemporary theatre and that is going to get people to think about the story in modern terms," he said.

Hey. At least the guy is open to the idea. That would never happen here. Ever.

Oy Vey! I Love It!

And to the fundys of America: Me ois vaxen svi a tsibele miten cup in vant.


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