Friday, June 22, 2012

Fight Church

"Nuttiest Flavor Of American Christianity" is an unbelievably competitive contest every year, so it's a rare pleasure to see 2012 set for a landslide:



What makes this even more interesting: compare it to the incredibly old tradition of spiritual martial arts in Asia. Is beating the crap out of people for Jesus any weirder or more blatantly rationalized than beating the crap out of people in the name of the Buddha?

I'd say no, but I'd also point out the enormous differences between Tai Chi and mixed martial arts which make Tai Chi so much more suited to spiritual practice. For instance, in Tai Chi, you're much less likely to punch another dude in the balls.