Have humans always been taken in by people who are famous for being famous, and why are so many screen entertainers so hugely well off? Is it more to do with us than them? Surely it's not just a pretty face or that they can act (a bit), but more about our human sense of imagination and how valuable it is to how we engage with life.
Which makes me wonder about why we are so reluctant or bad as using our imagination so freely in worship and in designing our church life. We tend to lay down the same patterns generation after generation but the places where the imagination is rife, don't seem to do that. And if the areas where our imagination is so richly invested in (films, theatre etc) show us something about the basic needs of being fully human, then why do we feel the church isn't creative and imaginative? I know it is in many, many pockets, but the institution isn't. Too many Zombies ruling to roost?