South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone sat down with Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross this morning on NPR to chat about theire mega-successful Broadway musical The Book of Mormon.
In the 43-minute interview, the pair cover a lot of ground, talking to Gross about their real-life interactions with Mormons, why they decided to set the play in Uganda and what exactly there take on organized religion is. We love Trey’s quote below:
I have religious friends, and they’re like, ‘Well, if you look, it’s proven.’ And you’re like, ‘No, it’s not proven.’ Don’t try to tell me that you can prove this stuff. Just say ‘I believe it,’ and I’m down with you. Don’t mix the two together. Because you can’t logically say, ‘We know that Jews came from Jerusalem and settled in America and turned into Native Americans.’ That just doesn’t make any sense. But at the same time, if you say, ‘I believe this,’ I say, ‘OK. Cool, man.’ Because at the end of the day, we all have certain beliefs and deeply held things that probably don’t make a lot of sense to anybody else.
You can listen to the entire interview here. Just hit play![audio:http://www.punchlinemagazine.com/audio/southpark.mp3]