Kelly - David's quote reminds me of a cultural/religious shift in the Jewish community. In general, the Chassidim - the folks who wear black clothes, furry hats (shtreimels),etc - are seen as rigid, overly litigious and somber. Yet their origins were full of life, creativity, song and vibrancy - ecstatic even. It was the members (combined with powerful historical events) that created much of the Chassidic world we see today (though there are still elements that are very joyous, etc).
Yes! David Allen as the Besht- I can totally see it. Or maybe Orthodox, Conservative and Reform GTD'ers?Reconstructionists too! Perhaps we can have sectarian discord too!
[The Besht was the Baal Shem Tov, the Master of the Good Name, the founder of Hasidism.]