I’ve heard it said that cleanliness is next to godliness, but I think maybe craziness is next to godliness. That is, being exceptionally fond of soap and loofah probably won’t get you (m)any followers, but having a screw loose just might.
Part of the fun in watching this new YouTube compilation is not just figuring out how this unsettling band of decidedly non-divine psychos and charlatans got scores of people to line up behind them; I also found myself pondering why equally crazy cults like Mormonism and Scientology have somehow acquired legitimate-religion status over the years. (Of course, to the detached observer, even the three Abrahamic faiths are built on odd myths and no small amount of derangement.)
Gods come, gods go — you can’t explain that!