Comment: The Urge to Worship Mere Men

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The Urge to Worship Mere Men

The urge to worship mere men and women is universal. I think of it as the same impulse herd animals like horses, deer, and others have toward their leaders. The urge to follow, and sometimes to overthrow them, seems common in humans.

Some would argue that our state-owned television stations interrupted our viewing to cover Princess Diana, too. We still like the folktales that glorify royalty even though royalty was outlawed in this country.

The only thing that gives me hope is that the crowds that turn out are not all worshipful. Some come from curiosity and a chance to see a celebrity, without any particular worship. It's just the press coverage that makes it seem that way.

What she did was call on them to rise above their animal natures. Hear, hear!

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