The parable of U.F.C. (Ultimate Fighting Championship) - John Van Sloten

May 16, 2010

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWhat is it that draws us to the cultural phenomenon of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Why are so many people into this?

“GOD! My God, help me!
Slap their faces,
First this cheek, then the other,
Your fist hard in their teeth!
Psalm 3:7, The Message

Ephesians 6 - A Fight to the Finish, The Message
10-12 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.
13-18 Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each others spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.


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May 19, 2011
MMA is just like every other sport.
Its competition, through action a fighter wins, and thhat action is what we like to watch.
ts full of skill, heart, and to the winner, glory.
Breakneckhydra1


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August 28, 2010
Why are so many people into this? Many of the fans are into it for the reasons you mentioned. Many of the fans are into it because they like to see the downfall, the spectacle of unconsciousness, the disfiguration of another human being. The UFC is a sport where the fans cheer at the very instant a guy may have developed potentially permanent injuries. Why?1. Perhaps, it's because it validates there own failures in life. 2. Perhaps it's because they don't understand that the destruction of brain cells is a permanent condition. 3. Perhaps it's because, through the influences of their upbrining, violence is the form of human interaction with which they are most accustomed. 4. Or perhaps it's just good fun!
Should these motives be encouraged in a community that embraces love and peace?
Canada2009


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August 26, 2010
they love to see guys fight and beat each other up until they tapout or get knocked out or just something like that

kboy1231
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May 31, 2010
its the gladiator aspect, just like the romans over 2000 years ago society still likes
to see people fighting and giving their all in a closed and confined space where you must fight or be destroyed.
its always exciting to wonder who's gonna win or whats gonna happen in a fight, the suspense and unpredictability is really enjoyable!

tnizz17
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May 24, 2010
...like this man, what do you think? why do people crowd around at school when theres a fight, excitement.
Ch0colat3Cr0wn
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May 19, 2010
Its the one true sport it flows unlike boxing, so much pashion, skills, excitement, you never know whats gonner happen, emotion of it all, fans get massive buzz off of it like no other sports, etc..
LIGHTNINGLEVIS
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May 18, 2010
It has just drawn YOURSELF Martial Arts...My self I've always been a fan to a challenge...Be it in a fight,or in life...Good vs Evil...LOL...

nicumecu
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