I share your sense of humor (or at least appreciate it, if you weren’t being that).
Anyway, I have often thought about the historical person and wondered if he actually realized or intended what he got himself into — while just doing what came naturally to him.
As a believer in energy fields myself, I can’t deny that he has accumulated a lot of it from “believers” etc. So, like astrology, if for no other explanation, I would believe there are “effects” from collective beliefs.
WTF — I’ll never look at an image without thinking that silent plea.