Monday, March 05, 2007

Gordon Atkinson on Fox Faith, the brand

This is too good to miss.
I'll give them the first link and first word, because Real Live Preacher gets the last word. (And a devastating word it is, indeed. Read on.)

Well, I take that back. Part of it, anyway. The site has no hyperlinks and is put together in a way that I cannot copy/paste any quotes.

Here is a link to the Home Page. You're not allowed to go first to "About" without first reporting there for a proper first impression. I guess this is how the movie people do blogs. I'm not industrious enough to type all they say. You'll have to read it for yourself.

When you're done, go read what Real Live Preacher says about it. That's a lot more insightful than anything the Fox Films brand is peddling.

I'm gonna start with the punch line, but when you get to the post, you will still be edified. This is an appetizer, not a spoiler...

And when you're done with the post, take some time to get into the comments thread. Excuse the pun, but it's very spirited.

Listen, I'm just a guy with a bad haircut from a small church you've never heard of, but I hope you'll listen to me for a moment because I have something important to say. When it comes to God, religion, spirituality, whatever you want to call it, ignore just about everything you see on television or in movies. If you are serious about making a spiritual connection with a power greater than ourselves, try the following suggestions:

♥→Let go of big things and embrace little things.

♥→Ignore loud things and listen for quiet things.

♥→Put aside obvious things and seek out hidden things.

♥→Forget easy things and learn hard and ancient things.

♥→Stop saving your life and start losing it.

♥→Let your thinking and believing become doing and serving.

♥→Quit trying to arrive and become at home on the journey.

♥→Lose your road maps and find a wise guide to walk with you.

Love the idea of God with all your heart, soul, mind, body, life, work, and strength. And while you're at it, try loving other people as much as you love yourself. You won't be able to do either of these, but trying will be very good for you.

Do these things all of your days and forever. Do these things and live.

And may Fox Faith and everything like it go straight to hell.

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