The above answer clearly delineates the values and "themes" of Christianity as told through the New Testament, but the musical has "themes" of its own, too: The metaphysical comparison to rock stars, "superstars," point to the theme of the "ego trip" of having "followers" and how dangerous this inflation can be to the original goal of the "superstar." Another theme explored in the musical is the inevitability of the events running their course, with such characters as Mary Magdalene and Judas contributing to the forward motion of events. On the highest level, the musical dramatizes the social momentum that builds up around extraordinary persons; by treating the coming of Christ not as a religious event, but as a social phenomenon, the authors are dramatizing Jesus' humanity, God made man. This includes his physical relation with Mary or with John, and his very human hesitation at "fulfilling" his destiny. "I Don't Know How to Love Him" is an anthem for all humanists.