I’m not sure what this explains:

Academic claims musicals are the new religion

It’s God who really has the best songs, according to a University of St Andrews theologian – at least, if you disregard The Sound of Music.

The Rev Ian Bradley from the school of divinity believes musicals like Les Miserables and The Lion King provide their audiences with a distinct philosophy of life, as well as entertainment.

So what does this make Andrew Lloyd Weber? Our Augustine?