Jesus Christ Superstar Quotes

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When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer. To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God's grace means. As Thomas Merton put it, "A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God." The gospel of grace nullifies our adulation of televangelists, charismatic superstars, and local church heroes. It obliterates the two-class citizenship theory operative in many American churches. For grace proclaims the awesome truth that all is gift. All that is good is ours not by right but by the sheer bounty of a gracious God. While there is much we may have earned--our degree and our salary, our home and garden, a Miller Lite and a good night's sleep--all this is possible only because we have been given so much: life itself, eyes to see and hands to touch, a mind to shape ideas, and a heart to beat with love. We have been given God in our souls and Christ in our flesh. We have the power to believe where others deny, to hope where others despair, to love where others hurt. This and so much more is sheer gift; it is not reward for our faithfulness, our generous disposition, or our heroic life of prayer. Even our fidelity is a gift, "If we but turn to God," said St. Augustine, "that itself is a gift of God." My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.
Brennan Manning (The Ragamuffin Gospel)
Lowe has broken from the Christianity of his parents, a faith that now seems hopelessly out of date. The meek shall no longer inherit the earth; the go-getters will get it and everything that goes with it. The Christ who went among the poor, the sick, the downtrodden, among lepers and prostitutes, really had no marketing savvy. He has been transfigured into a latter-day entrepreneur, the greatest superstar sales person of all time, who built a multinational outfit from scratch.
Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal)
Spousta asijských kultur je týmově orientovaných, ale nikoliv tak, jak si lidé ze západu myslí. Jednotlivci v Asii vnímají sami sebe jako součást většího celku – ať už jde o rodinu, firmu i komunitu – a přikládají obrovskou hodnotu harmonii v rámci skupiny. Často podřizují své vlastní touhy skupinovým zájmům a přijímají své místo v její hierarchii. Západní kultura je naopak organizována kolem jednotlivce. Vidíme sami sebe jako samostatné jednotky. Naším osudem je projevit se, jít za svým štěstím, zbavit se nežádoucích omezení, dosáhnout toho, pro co jsme my – a jenom my – byli přivedeni na tento svět. Milujeme a uznáváme své rodiče, ale vzpíráme se představě, že bychom je měli zbožně uctívat. Děláme to jako samostatní jedinci, kteří se baví, soupeří, vyčnívají, usilují o postavení a – ano – milují jiné samostatné jedince. Dokonce i západní bůh je průbojný, hlasitý a dominantní. Jeho syn Ježíš je pak milý a laskavý, ale současně i charismatický a přesvědčivý miláček davů (Jesus Christ Superstar).
Susan Cain (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking)
Rabbit's parents, lapsed Protestants, had managed to pass along the big-ticket ideas of Christianity, but practically speaking, Rabbit had learned Judeo-Christian history from the school of Indiana Jones. Bambi's mother taught him about loss, and he was too in love with dinosaurs to entertain the idea of a literal seven-day Creation schedule. Charlie Brown (or rather, Linus) told him the Christmas story; Jesus Christ Superstar covered the crucifixion. He did not regret his secular education. He may have been baptized Presbyterian, but music was his true religion.
Kate Racculia (Bellweather Rhapsody)
The sky is red, the Holocaust is brown and Jesus Christ Superstar turned blue, all of a sudden.
Petra Hermans (Voor een betere wereld)
If the festivities at Christmas and the New Year take the form of an in creasingly conventional hullabaloo - since we no longer have the winter solstice as our excuse in the electronic age, nor, in the age of Jesus Christ Superstar, that of the Nativity, nor even that of the snow and ice isolating each person in their own inner space and numbing the blood in the veins - if the end-of-year revels make people so anxious, it is because they are taking the measure of the twelve months that are to come, which they will slowly have to plough through one by one. It is the same with time today as it is with having a child: it is too long in the carrying, too long agrowing. We would like to have the chance to enjoy it right away, to have the fast-forwarded projection of the next century. Think how impatient we are for the year 2000, this whole millennium to get through, while we are already madly curious about the year 2020 and, no doubt, perfectly disenchanted as to what awaits us in '86. The celebrations of the millennium really are going to have to be brilliant to overcome the boredom we feel when we think of the next century. If only we could at least know that there were merely one or two hundred years to go, that would make things more interesting. There is nothing like a catastrophe to usher in a millennium. They regenerate time in the same way as a cloudburst regenerates low water reserves. Yet it is time, real time, we are going to be short of. If the year 2000 does not happen, it will be because time will simply have disappeared, as winter has in some latitudes. But this is a dream. I fear that we won't have sufficient reserves to get to this point, and that the year 2000 will disappoint us as the year 1000 did by not bringing with it the end of the world.
Jean Baudrillard (Cool Memories)
theology was never my strong suit. Pretty much everything I know about religion comes from Jesus Christ Superstar.
Kristin Hannah (Fly Away (Firefly Lane #2))
I remember the Pharisees from Jesus Christ, Superstar. They were the ones with the deep voices who were always hassling Christ.
Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash)