Contrary to popular belief this song is not about Jesus but merely uses him as analogy. The band has stated in several interviews that this song is about L Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
In addition to Jesus, it has also been rumored that this is about Kurt Cobain or Paul D'Amour, the former bass player for Tool.
Lead singer Maynard Keenan has said that this is about the tendencies of people to stand on a soap box and sacrifice themselves in some way. He believes you should make your own decisions.
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