think he did some thing good and bad im magic.
tha bad thing is he reveled the4 secrets.
the god thing is, reveling the secrets forced magicians to come up with cooler, better tricks. insted of doing the same old one's for 100 years.
Please don't misinterpret what I am about to say.
However, that is like saying, "I think Usama bin Laden did a good thing and a bad thing on 9/11. The bad thing was he flew a plane into a building. The good thing is that, in blowing that building up, it forced architects to design a newer, better building, instead of using the same othey had been using over the past few decades."
That's one of the most intelligent things I've ever heard. Seriously, that's a brilliant comparison. I really don't know where I stand here. I agree completely with the first law of magic, and if you look under the general magic discussion forum, you'll find a topic titled " possible tragedy" but I also can agree with the amazing matt. He DID force new material. Think of it this way:
Criss Angel. That name alone raises two feelings typically. Either A- The greates magician who ever lived. or, B- A fake who deserved nothing. Okay, I've made it known I tend to side with A, but that's beside the point. Take sawing a woman if half for example. If Mr. mask would'nt have exposed this to the public very vividly, it might STILL be performed. I can appreciate the classics, but wow. That's old. It's been done. The point is, Criss took himself, uncovered, and "sawed himself in half." (Yes I know David Copperfield did something very similar.) The big picture here is that Mr. mask inspired people while he commited a huge "crime".
Please do not take this the wrong way no matter what your beliefs are because I assure you I am not racist.
Dr. Martin Luther Kink Jr. This name, as well as Criss Angel (though in completely different fields) raise two reactions. A- A great man who inspired a nation. or B- A terrible influince who......(and we'll stop there because I'm sure you get the picture.) I side with A. Now at the time, he was believed to be commiting a "crime" because although America alloted for free speech, slaves where an exception (and there was no excuse for the exception either.) It did'nt even have to be a slave. An African-American speaking their heart was not taken seriously by hardly anyone at the time.
The point of my entire post here is that there are two sides to every argument, and neither one is really "right" This is what many religions teach including mine. (Christianity) Take the good with the bad. Meaning, expure came with new material. In order for good ( magic ) to exist, there must be evil ( those who expose ) otherwise, how would people learn magic? Take your favorite magician on penguin for example. You like their effects right? You perform them right? How? You had to purchase the secret. Therefore, those of you who say Mr. Mask was pure evil, are saying that magic itself is pure evil, and therefore you are calling your favorite magician pure evil. I'm not saying Mr. Mask was pure good, he was good, yet bad. Again we go back to the old saying....."Take the good with the bad." Or if you prefer the more in depth, "In order for good to exist, there must be evil."
Sorry for the terribly long post. For those of you who read the whole thing, I thank you and hope I have helped your opinion.