Saturday, February 5, 2011


Why do we have this need in our society to turn religious and political figures into heroes?  They are average men at best, mentally ill at worst.

I was having a discussion with a friend last night who pointed out that the people of the old testament turned Moses into a larger-than-life hero; a man with no imperfections.  The modern day mormon church has done this to Joseph Smith.

History writers have done this with the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  I am seeing it with even more recently with the followers/worshipers of Ronald Reagan.  Here is an article detailing some of the myths perpetuated about Ronald Reagan:

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