I just remembered this thing this morning:
Sharing the same faith with the King of Pop made me feel important for belonging to this religion, even if he was never baptised. We were not in America or anywhere close by. So it came as a real shock to many that the Michael guy used to go to field service.
It kind of gave me some type of social importance.
It was always a hit with my high school mates and kind of kept them off my back or at least reduced the mockery. I anticipated and relished the effect on them. lol
Did you also experience the same feeling, or used it as a way of showing people that this was also the religion of some "important" people?