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What is the attraction of pageantry?

What pulls people toward regalia? What is the lure of formality? The late Steve D Herrron, a “great” from an earlier, more plain holiness era asked, “How formal do we have to be to be formal?” There’s a connection between my questions and his. Would you be willing to honestly answer these? Holy people were once less inclined to ceremony, in fact, it was almost absent except a little at weddings. What’s caused this change; why are many in love with formality?

Has the fascination with such made us a more praying people? A more praising people? A more heaven-conscience people?

– eab, 5/22/17

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