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  1. polishillusion is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    weight lifting for prayer and God? Huh?

    http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/forum...&page=0#357143

    http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/

    The entire article is supposedly about how the discipline of physical training and religious experiences are interlinked, from the view point of a "right wing bible beater" perspective.
    Its an actual religous website, mixed with a body builder website.

    This concept is interesting to me, since i am a Roman Catholic who does beleive in many of the things expressed in church and I was wondering the opinions of the people on Bullshido about the concept milking religion like these people are to sell whey and other products.
  2. nifoc is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/22/2006 4:49pm


     Style: FMA, MT & BJJ

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    Well it seems to me that if you have a crappy product you sell it to those who are gullible. And that means catering to fairytales like the bible. Of course if you have a decent product you can still reel in the gullible people.
  3. BackFistMonkey is offline
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by polishillusion
    http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/forum...&page=0#357143

    http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/

    The entire article is supposedly about how the discipline of physical training and religious experiences are interlinked, from the view point of a "right wing bible beater" perspective.
    Its an actual religous website, mixed with a body builder website.

    This concept is interesting to me, since i am a Roman Catholic who does beleive in many of the things expressed in church and I was wondering the opinions of the people on Bullshido about the concept milking religion like these people are to sell whey and other products.
    Don't worry about it man . Those sinners who aren't using God aproved products and holy Prayer methods to bulk and maintain a body for pure ego reasons are all gonna fucking burn in goddamn hell for it anyway . Don't sully your soul worring sbout things like ethics and morals .

    Join the club and know that jesus has already forgiven you for the sins you have commetted against the non-believers . It is your right as a Christian to milk the heathens and fools for money while you enlighten the narrow path to the gold plated gates of Heaven and the Loving but vengefull arms of the Lord God Almighty .

    I wonder how Vanilla protein powder tastes in Kool-aid .
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    Nuke a unborn gay whale for Christ.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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  4. Epicurus is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/22/2006 5:50pm


     Style: Judo. Some BJJ/Kickboxing

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    I'm not much for religion, but using people's faith to sell bodybuilding products (or just about anything else) is ridiculous and ought to be humiliating for both the buyers and sellers.
  5. polishillusion is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/22/2006 7:01pm

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    i guess this entire thread goes into the "whoops" category.
  6. BackFistMonkey is offline
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by polishillusion
    i guess this entire thread goes into the "whoops" category.
    OH goodness no !

    Through the love of God , The Father , and The Son all and anything is possible .

    I know people who sit and drink beer while they read the bible . You know what ? They are ACTUALLY packing on the weight I am trying deperately to gain myself . I am beganing to think it is becouse God knows I am an atheist and is punishing me for my insolence .

    I am gonna go check that website out again .
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Nuke a unborn gay whale for Christ.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    BILL HICKS,
    1961-1994
  7. Axelton is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/22/2006 8:33pm


     Style: Wing Chun, Hung Gar

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    o ye of little faith....
  8. polishillusion is offline

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    its such a cover up, as i read it now, its such bullshidoish stuff..... all this faux-science and biology for weight lifters, written as if they were dissertation papers for a PHd in Bio or Sports Psych, but they need to splice in pictures of random weight lifters for no reasons whatsoever.

    The first and most pressing "article" is "WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE" whcih is a intense biblical study of how the bible promotes massive physical training with chemicals and whey protein, even though such things didnt exist back then.

    They almost had me until they end one of their "dissertations" introductions, with (i **** you not)

    "Keep it Hardcore,

    Venom

    Vice President of ABCbodybuilding.com "



    Excellent way to get peer reviewed, like they claim on their site.


    this link shows another part of it - http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/testimonyindex.php#
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    Posted On:
    11/22/2006 8:59pm

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    I do not see how vanity of oneself should be related to the Christian faith.

    Thread moved.
  10. TehDeadlyDimMak is offline
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    Posted On:
    11/22/2006 9:20pm


     Style: Sanda, BJJ

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    A teacher of mine once told me about a buddhist monk he knew who bodybuilt. He asked him how a superficial sport like body building related to buddhism and the monk told him that to him bodybuilding was the same as meditation.

    The difference between that case and this one is the monk was harmlessly practicing out his beliefs. Here they're trying to use other people's beliefs to get money.
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