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    Controversial 'Fight Church' Pits Pastor vs. Pastor



    A new movie, "Fight Church," raises the unusual question: "Can you love your neighbor while kneeing him in the face?"

    The documentary, by directors Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel, is about pastors who practice mixed martial arts with their parishioners. "Tough guys need Jesus, too," one parishioner explained in the video.

    The controversial topic is raising eyebrows because Jesus obviously preached nonviolence and turning the other cheek.
    But Pastor Paul Burress, featured in the movie, defends his unlikely evangelization techniques.

    "We don't fight out of meanness," Burress of Trinity Church in Rochester, N.Y., told ABC News. "We have no hate or bitterness in our heart."

    Some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts today are
    "I probably wouldn't be in the position I am today if I wasn't a Christian," explained Jon Jones, a professional MMA fighter.
    Despite the critics, the pastors of "Fight Church" stand by their mission.

    "We've been able to reach an awful lot of people that never would have walked into a normal church service before, but they'll come over and do some fitness training or do some jiu-jitsu," Burress said.

    The documentary premieres April 24 at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs...opstories.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    There was a pastor on BS.net who wanted someone for an exhibition fight if I remember right

    Now, once we have found the Ultimate Christian Fighter, we could do inter faith pit fightin'

    Muslim Cleric v's Bhuddist monk, Catholic priest v's Hindu holyman

    For if God is with us, who could be against us? Hah?
    No way that could go wrong, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    There was a pastor on BS.net who wanted someone for an exhibition fight if I remember right

    Now, once we have found the Ultimate Christian Fighter, we could do inter faith pit fightin'

    Muslim Cleric v's Bhuddist monk, Catholic priest v's Hindu holyman

    For if God is with us, who could be against us? Hah?
    Wait a sec budists can bloody fight.
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    well if he's from AFG or something you have to look at overall health. I pick Israeli Jew, because Krav Maga and state sponsored athletic training camps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
    Wait a sec budists can bloody fight.
    Just go to Thailand if you want to find this out the hard way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
    Wait a sec budists can bloody fight.
    We fight ignorance. With love. Sometimes with Luthor Vandross playing in the background. It fucks with your mind, brah.

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    My money is on the Muslim Cleric

    Those guys are crazy
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    Dude I kill people for a fucking living.

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    I think it should be set up like Capture the Flag and the winner gets to rub the loser's holy book in his ass crack.

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    Jesus said turn the other cheek. It adds power to a low kick.

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    Gate gate paragate

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