On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Joe Niederberger <email@example.com>wrote:
> Kirby says: > >I mean c'mon, wouldn't you have a bit of a spring in your step? He could > have gone a lot further towards creating a cult or organized religion than > he did, with all those advantages. > > Yes, of course you are right. I didn't mean to make a fuss, it was a > sidewise way of expressing a bit of dismay over the type of promotion that > starts -- "everything you know is wrong!". > > Cheers, > Joe N >
I tend to agree, that kind of hype gets to be too much.
It can be thrilling, for an interval, to feel suddenly disabused of misinformation, as when shocked from a "lone gunman" narrative, to seeing "Oswald did it" as part of a cover story (it's the 50th anniversary this year, so apropos).
The new beliefs don't even have to be right, for the thrill to be there, of feeling ushered into a new sensibility.
Some call it being "reborn" (OK, I admit to playing off your earlier mentioning the "bible").