We live in a world that is pretty easily satisfied in its messiahs these days, do we not? A gadget man becomes a saviour. Who would have thought it?
Of course, our messiahs are a function of our understanding of the human condition. Where the problem of the fall is not alienation from God but rather boredom, the messiah is the one who nails that boredom to the cross and casts it as far from us as the East is from the West.
Trivial messiahs save a trivial humanity from a trivial problem.