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Why (predominantly) do some Christians embrace the "Great Man" syndrome?

Some Christians want to believe in a leader who is above humanity and lives a nearly perfect life (mysteriousness of distance).
4% (1 vote)
Some Christians are drawn to the "Great Man" because his preaching is so engaging/relevant to them.
0% (0 votes)
Some Christians are drawn to the "Great Man" because they don't want to think, and want to be told what to do.
8% (2 votes)
Some Christians are drawn to the "Great Man" out of herd instinct or peer dependency.
0% (0 votes)
Some Christians think that huge numbers and fame signify God is especially with the "Great Man."
4% (1 vote)
Some Christians are dysfunctional and are comfortable being controlled; being controlled is familiar (co-dependent).
0% (0 votes)
Some Christians think, theologically, that a Moses type leadership is what God intends for the church.
0% (0 votes)
No predominant reason, but all or most (4 or more) of the above.
48% (12 votes)
No predominant reason, but 2 or 3 of the above.
32% (8 votes)
Other
4% (1 vote)
Total votes: 25
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Is it that the non-elect cannot believe, or that they could but will not?

I reject the idea that God chooses people to believe.
17% (5 votes)
I believe in election, but believe that the non-elect could believe but will not.
31% (9 votes)
I believe in election, but believe that the non-elect cannot believe, even in theory.
24% (7 votes)
I believe in election, but am uncertain about whether the non-elect could believe or not.
3% (1 vote)
I hold a view that is not described above.
24% (7 votes)
Man, what's wrong with you asking such theoretical questions?
0% (0 votes)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 29
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