Wrestling For Jesus ?

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by GotZoom, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. GotZoom
    Offline

    GotZoom Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    5,719
    Thanks Received:
    366
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cordova, TN
    Ratings:
    +366
    This is just wrong on so many different levels...

    -------

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Can professional-style wrestling really be the next frontier for Christian outreach?

    Small bands of masked evangelists, clad in tights and armed with biblical names, argue it is. The violence and intensity of wrestling, they claim, can be the perfect way to attract the alternative, younger crowd.

    At the beginning of some "Wrestling for Jesus" shows, wrestler Chase "Darkness" Cliett is strapped to a massive wooden cross on stage as piercing music is played. A group of evil wrestlers beats and bloodies him before the good guys dramatically come to his rescue. Later, after a horned fellow in a red suit is knocked out, the preaching begins.

    But it's not for everyone; many churches won't even consider letting them perform.

    One performance ended with real fighting, real cursing and a repentant participant stretched-out face-down in the ring weeping.

    They're not the only wrestling group to heed the call, according to The Christian Post.

    Another group, Christian Wrestling Federation, is based in Texas. It has a board of eight preachers in addition to a core of dozen entertainers that use each match to entertain the crowd and preach, the newspaper reported.

    Ultimate Christian Wrestling, based in Athens, Ga., is another group that features booming music and special effects, according to The Christian Post.

    http://www.wftv.com/sports/8141328/detail.html

    http://www.wrestlingforjesus.org/

    http://www.christianwrestling.com/

    http://www.ultimatechristianwrestling.com/
     
  2. The ClayTaurus
    Offline

    The ClayTaurus Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    7,062
    Thanks Received:
    332
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +333
    [​IMG]
    The power of Christ COMPELS YOU!
     
  3. dmp
    Offline

    dmp Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    13,088
    Thanks Received:
    741
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Enterprise, Alabama
    Ratings:
    +741
    I never understood the whole '______ for Christ' thing. Bikers for Christ...Bakers for Christ. Chess Players for Christ. All playing for Christ. I wonder if they are using Christ more as a marketing tool than anything else. :(

    Christ probably doesn't care if you wear a "USMB Members for Christ" shirt out to the bar. I bet he cares more on how you develop relationships with people that serve to illustrate HIS love for them.
     
  4. Kagom
    Offline

    Kagom Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,161
    Thanks Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Vicksburg, MS
    Ratings:
    +141
    Jews for Christ, Prositutes for Christ (don't laugh or attack me, I've seen someone actually be serious about that), etc. for Christ.

    It's lunacy. It's utter lunacy. It's annoying too.

    Also, Clay, I would so rep you, but I can't >.<
     
  5. dmp
    Offline

    dmp Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    13,088
    Thanks Received:
    741
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Enterprise, Alabama
    Ratings:
    +741

    Jews for Christ makes the most sense...the others? No idea.
     
  6. 5stringJeff
    Offline

    5stringJeff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,990
    Thanks Received:
    536
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Ratings:
    +540
    Prostitutes for Christ?!? Maybe Ex-Prostitutes for Christ...
     
  7. Kagom
    Offline

    Kagom Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,161
    Thanks Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Vicksburg, MS
    Ratings:
    +141
    I've seen that one too, but these people were seriously regular prostitutes.
     
  8. 5stringJeff
    Offline

    5stringJeff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,990
    Thanks Received:
    536
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Ratings:
    +540
    :wtf:
    I think the text in your avatar sums up my feelings on that.
     
  9. shepherdboy
    Offline

    shepherdboy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    234
    Thanks Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    The occupied zone(CA.)
    Ratings:
    +34
    If God really needed any of us to accomplish His will, He never would have sent his only begotten Son to the cross.
     
  10. Gunny
    Offline

    Gunny Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    44,689
    Thanks Received:
    6,753
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    The Republic of Texas
    Ratings:
    +6,770
    Jesus promo:

    "I am the reflection of perfection ... the number one selection ......"
     

Share This Page