Yes, we Orthodox Jews are crazy.
I'm taking a moment, now, to remember that this holiday is not just about that craziness. It's about the miracles that G-d did when He freed the "Children of Israel" (we weren't "Jews" then - we were just "Israel's kids") from Egyptian slavery.
Stop, for a moment, and think about what the world would be like if G-d had not taken us out of Egypt. There would be no Jewish nation. Chances are we would have, after another couple hundred years, have just lost our identity in Egypt and, at best, would have become lower-class Egyptian citizens. Worst case, we would have died out. Pharoah was killing all male "Israelite" babies, and without any "Jewish" boys, there would be no more Jewish families.
Kaput. Our story would have ended before it began.
Forget about the Land of Israel. It would never have been started.
Forget about Christianity. Jesus would never have been born.
Forget about Islam. Mohammed would never have met those Jews in the desert who inspired him to start his own religion.
Would the American Revolution have been possible without its Jewish sponsors?
No Christianity. No Islam. No America. Where the heck would the world be without the Jews?