Friday, February 16, 2007

Fight Club and the Gospel

One of my favourite ever movies is Fight Club, and this post outlines many of the reasons why. I love it when people articulate really well a lot of the stuff u already think.

Read the whole post, but here's some quotes:

Here are some of my favourite Gospel and Fight Club parallels...

Fight Club
Only when Jack truly gives up his will to live is he saved.
Jesus

Luke 14:26. "Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.”
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Fight Club

Jack quits job and Tyler Durden destroys all that he owns.
Jesus

Matt 6:24-34. "No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”

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Fight Club

Jack has no family, those around him following Tyler Durden and his followers become his family.

Jesus

Mark 4:34-35. "Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."
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Fight Club

The first assignment for fight club members is for them to start a fight and loose.
Jesus

Matt 5:38-39. "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also;”
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Fight Club

"You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We are all part of the same compost pile." Tyler Durden
Jesus

Matt 7:1-5. "Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?”
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Fight Club

Tyler Durden destroys Jacks apartment, and destroys the buildings of credit card companies in order to make everything go back to zero so that non one is in debt.

Jesus
Luke 18:22. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."

14 comments:

Captain Best said...

Digger! Just discovered this blog via links from Ben's. 'Tis awesome, though there is too much to be reading all right now. Havn't seen fight club yet, but know what it's about. It was sitting on my bench the other day, and I was gunna watch it, but it dissapeared somewhere! Anyway, I think it's so cool that it has tose paralells to the bible. There are so many media and literature things out there that draw on the Bible, which I think is an awesome thing, and even if they don't intend to, they still reflect it. I don't even know if what I'm saying makes sense, but oh well. I also assume you might like blogs. I have no very serious ones, but I've gpot a few you might like to have a small squiz at.
http://fuzzypad.blogspot.com
http://jonocroxford.blogspot.com
http://gammana.blogspot.com
That's probably all of the ones you'd be interested in. If you;re interested, check them out.
Cheers.
Jono

owl said...

Interesting Digs, but do you think the average guy will have these insights?

Digger said...

Man, thats a few blogs-how many do u have?! You should definitely watch it, there's just so many layers to it, well worth your time!

Will try ahve a squiz at yours sometime.

Digger said...

Yeah probably not Owl, I guess its just our job to hyelp point it out hey?

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