I think some Christians saw Fight Club.
They apparently left the movie thinking that the one thing that could have made Tyler Durden cooler is a personal relationship with Jesus. So far I agree — a little more prayer and that movie would have been perfect. I started implementing Project Mayhem thousands of years before the Brad Pitt blockbuster hit theaters, and I was disappointed that it failed to credit Me. I should have trademarked mayhem.
The GodMen, as they call themselves, could have taken that message of anarchy and manliness and gone on to start a new Crusade or the next Inquisition. They could have just started punching each other’s lights out. Instead they chose this macho Christian mission:
We are attempting to create a worship place for men that looks nothing like church. It is a place where men of no religion and men who have left the church break bread with followers of Jesus. Where simply being a man, created in Gods image, is celebrated.
It gets even better. What, you ask, could possibly be more manly than a bunch of guys getting together over a stack of Bibles to eat a marble rye and join atheists in celebrating Jesus? This, for starters:
We have committed to see what would happen if, for one day, our faith and its struggles would be discussed with absolute honesty, transparency and openness – not sugar coated or framed in church language but instead spoken in frankness and maturity where men can see their innermost fears, shames, and secrets brought to light in a safe environment.
It’ll be just like a hunting camp, getting together with your friends Ron the car mechanic and Bob the concrete pourer, and of course Stumpy the demolition man, to talk about man stuff like trucks and ammunition. Only instead of beer, guns, and fire, you can gather around Ecclesiastes and talk about your innermost feelings! Can you hear Tim Taylor grunting?
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