Yesterday we had Dave Mustaine spewing his religious gibberish, and today Mike Mangina (not a typo) has weighed in on jesus. In a recent Q&A with Dream Theater, members answered questions on a range of issues. The first question up: Noting your current album is called "A Dramatic Turn Of Events", what dramatic historical event would you like to have witnessed? To which Mangina responded: "One dramatic historical event that I would have liked to witness was Jesus walking on water to the boat full of apostles. That ranks high on my list of "jaw-dropping" events."
First of all Mike, a historical event is something that really happened. Most bible scholars believe this story to be a fable with deeper meaning and not something that could have really happened. Please don't look for many historical events in the bible. The other problem is Jesus is as real as Santa Claus. Have all Roadrunner Records bands gone crazy for Jeebus? Maybe Dream Theater is just after the lucrative christian market.
Keyboardist Jordan Rudess had it right when he stated "Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" was premiered on May 7, 1824 in the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna, along with the Consecration of the House Overture and the first three parts of the Missa Solemnis. This was the composer's first on-stage appearance in twelve years; the hall was packed. I would certainly have wanted to witness that!!"