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Comic Relief – The Book of Mormon, the Broadway Musical

source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/opinion/27dowd.html?hp

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“On Thursday, ‘The Book of Mormon,’ by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the scatological scamps who created ‘South Park,’ and Robert Lopez, who co-created ‘Avenue Q,’ opened on Broadway in a confetti burst of profanity, blasphemy, hilarity and rapturous reviews. Stone called the musical ‘an atheist love letter to religion’….

There is one song called ‘Spooky Mormon Hell Dream’ featuring Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, Johnnie Cochran and a couple of Starbucks coffee cups in hell. (Mormons can’t have caffeine.)….

‘The moral,’ the writer Andrew Sullivan observed on opening night, ‘is that religion is both insane and necessary at the same time.’”

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