On the connection between carnival workers and televangelists
"It isn't overt in the book, but, sure, I think that we have a lot of carny aspects to life in America — everything from television and the movies to our religion. And we can see from the megachurches that — my goodness, Terry — people love a show. You can have a nice Methodist church somewhere in Oak Park, Ill., if you want it. People are going to come and they're going to sit there and the organ's going to play and that's all terrific, but what I want is down in the 'amen' corner, Jesus jumping. I want that big choir with the people swaying from side to side, 'Ooooh, God,' and I want the electric guitar. Then I want the preacher where the guy's going to walk back and forth and not just stand like a stick behind the pulpit. He's going to, you know, shake his fist a little bit in the air and then he's going to smile and throw his hands up and say, 'God's good! God's great! Can you give me hallelujah?' I just adore that. And it's really only about two steps from the carny pitchman, because I like that, too."
This is from an interview with Stephen King about his new book
Do you agree with him?
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 9:27 PM on May. 28, 2013
Answer by Nimue930 at 9:25 PM on May. 28, 2013
If anyone doubts it, all they need to do is rent Leap of Faith and watch it this weekend. The movie is a fictional story, but the tricks and techniques they show are the same ones they've been using in churches for ages.
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:13 PM on May. 28, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 9:31 PM on May. 28, 2013
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Answer by PartyGalAnne at 9:49 PM on May. 28, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 11:55 PM on May. 28, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 12:30 PM on May. 29, 2013
Answer by tasches at 5:10 PM on May. 29, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 5:11 PM on May. 29, 2013
Next question overall
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