Hotdogs in Zion
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"At the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida, Jesus is crucified most afternoons around 5 p.m. On the day I visited last fall, things were humming along right on time, if remarkably quickly. Six minutes after the redeemer’s bloodied corpse was carried into the tomb, a shout—“I am alive!”—proclaimed his return. A gold-spangled, virile-looking Jesus emerged from a cloud of smoke to announce that the sick shall be healed, and then kicked off a Hallelujah dance party."
Capitalism at its best :D
: Article claims these fundie theme parks even get the religious org tax break :)
ahahaha! this is sooooo good!
, check this one out. from a friend who lives in buenos aires :)
: Haha! Amazing!
My dad was an actor and presenter/MC to pay his way through college in Peru. He played Pontius Pilate in the Passion Play and the troupe owner played Jesus. At the end of the play, amid reverent silence -- Jesus dead on the cross -- Jesus would raise his head and announce the time of the next performance.
"Jesus would raise his head and announce the time of the next performance. - bentley" haha, cool!
Confession: I've performed Jesus in pantomime on the streets of Ukraine in absolute seriousness. Those fundamentalist days are behind me, but I learned first hand how powerful of an endorphin rush the cocktail of religious passion + theatrical performance + repetition in the hot sun can be.
: The wild eyed, manic, guitar playing, "cool" Christians of my youth always tried to sell Jesus to us as a drug :)
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