Kudos to Stan the Man (a friend at NYU) for this insight on my previous Post:
I think at the core, it is not even about the personality around whom these people flock it is the comfort of having a community around this unifying element.I have a few more thoughts about this topic. I even have a 'Lead Balloon' for you'all (Let the Reader understand). Just for fun. If you want...
"Hey, do you LOOOOOVE John Edwards? I LOOOOOVE John Edwards too! Let's get tacos!"
"Hey, isn't John Piper like the best theologian EVAH?!?!!1! Yah, totally brah. He's such an awesome guy. Let's play video games."
And it's ludicrous because all of this is ignoring the one person who had the right to start a personality cult around himself, Jesus.
Pic on Flickr by Ephemeron.