Thursday, January 15, 2015

I Want My Own Cult

Seriously.  Where do I sign up for that?

I spent part of my day arguing with a group of people (non gamers) about something and despite overwhelming, demonstrable evidence to the contrary of their opinion I and my small band of like minded rationalists were overwhelmed by their cult like mentality.

I could not even get to click on one link to Snopes that destroyed their entire argument.

I left that after my wife told me to stop poking the zoo animals with pointy sticks.  I came back to it just an hour ago to find the situation far worse.  I did the only sensible thing. I gave up.

Come back here to the safe haven of RPGs only to see more Cult of Personality type behavior and the inexplicable fawning over people vs. ideas.

So while I am watching these two "cults" fight each other over who thought up what ever idea first I have decided I want my own cult.

It really shouldn't take much. I'll post like I always do. You just agree with what I say!  You don't even have to read what I posted!  I get a sense of self-worth, you get that nice warm feeling of belonging to something larger than yourself.   Best part is when I eventually do something really stupid you have deep conversations with people on what it was I was really saying or not.  And when I totally go off the deep end you can have a moment of clarity and talk about how you knew all along I was full of shit!

So how about it? Join my Cult of Personality. No weird initiations. No fees.  But if I get enough people then maybe we can have a secret handshake. Or a secret milkshake. Whatever.

5 comments:

Konsumterra said...

i realised by about 23 that a cult would only disappoint me and within 3 generations would only be a parody of my divine wisdom so i quit my utopian master plan requiring mass murder

rjschwarz said...

Almost talked a griend into being a cult leader. He got all caught up on how his divine ascention was gonna work out and chickened out.

David Brawley said...
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David Brawley said...

What shall we call you, oh divine witch-lord?

(stupid typos)

Sean Robert Meaney said...

It's at this point I direct you to an important piece of fiction...

http://valianttheywere.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/short-fiction-faith.html

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