"Blessed be the LORD my strength, who teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight; !"
That dude should read this
That anti MMA dude would not survive a second in the old testament, he would probably be captured by the sodomites and used as a slave
It's funny to think that so-called pastors will encourage people to enjoy Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings, which all have hateful wars and extreme prejudices involved in the stories, but shun anyone who wants to go see a friendly, consensual and planned out fight between two well trained individuals with trained medical staff on hand in the event that anything goes wrong.
I'll bet this pastor would also encourage the young people in his church to "serve your country by joining the Army" where they'll be trained to kill with extreme prejudice. Not fight someone of assumed equal skill and trained medical staff at the ready, but kill as your life depended on it.
I hope you guys see the double standard I'm trying to point out. This guy is bogus.
But Harry Potter is a different thing altogether. HP is mostly criticized for making children believe that they can practice witchcraft and cast spells, which is, when in pretend, harmless, but if a person actually starts digging into that, well, best case scenario the child thinks that they can become like God or they just fall into a false religion/cult, which is sin (1st and 2nd commandment). Worst case scenario, there are priests who have written about and been interviewed about performing exorcisms on people who had gotten into ouija boards, eneagrams, wicca, and all other sorts of things most people just look at as foolish (considering ouija boards are sold by Parker Brothers). I have no authority to speak on this subject, though, I'm just speaking from experience as a devout Christian myself. I was about 9 years old when HP was a big thing, and I'm actually considering asking my mom if our at-the-time pastor spoke about whether parents should allow their kids to get into it or not.
Anti-Hulk and other superheroes though is kinda the same thing; that you can have supernatural powers from something other than God's will. To the majority of it, I say it's harmless, because parents and teachers need to raise their kids to understand that it's 99% fake.
But Star Wars, Narnia and LOTR have Jesus-ish protagonists! FALSE IDOLS!
I believe that most fighters I have dealt with, over half have had troubles, we all have. I commend you brother, keep it up. What you have done is a SKILL, not so much will power.
Look into a book called 'Change Anything' and see what I mean. I have given out over 50 copies, and no I didnt write or anything like that, a mentor turned me onto it because I coach kids, adults, teach etc. GodSpeed.