Sam, I am DEEPLY fascinated by the third of your thesis that boils down to "Christianity is the reason you’re afraid of clowns." I was one of those kids who owned (and made!) their own masquerade(ish) masks. I was super cool! ::ahem::[judgmental cough from society] That was a lie. I was not, in fact, "cool". But! I was, and am, still interested in masks. And since my knowledge of Christianity doesn't extend past putting up a tree and hiding eggs, I'd love to hear more from about it!