I am not sure whether Darren Brown claims to stand for anything but I am not aware of any driving moral purpose behind his shows. I certainly wouldn’t want to follow him and accept any particular philosophy of life just because of the impressive ability to do what appears impossible.
I don’t want to go off the theme of this thread or to try to convince anyone to follow a particular path, but I do think the question of whether something is worth believing in is relevant to our discussions about Struthers.
He is an entertainer, but he does make a consistent and valid point about humans susceptibility to be exploited by religious and psychic charlatans.
Talk of becoming a Derren Brown "follower" just misses the point and seems a little straw-man-ish. Nobody is suggesting that we all follow Derren Brown.
But maybe thats just the old "SMC follower" mindset rearing its ugly head here. Comparing Derren to Jesus ? I mean really ??
SMC preys on those only too happy to surrender their brains to the leadership.
Some people are just born to be sheep. Take the Hugh Black incident for example. I'm guessing that the ones who left in disgusts were the ones who had some kind of leadership ability.
I mean - what kind of person sees this kind of thing happen and then stays on and buys into the spiel about this being a "test of loyalty" ?
There may be a god, there may not. But either way it pays for all of us to learn as much as possible about just how much of this pentecostal experience type stuff REALLY emanates from god, and how much is either just wishful thinking
or simply all-in-the-mind.
Such is the stuff of cults.
Oh and Jim Jones was covered on the Beeb tonight.
Dont be drinking the SMC cool-aid people !
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2012 12:24PM by Clive.