You gotta give them credit for being willing to try anything to save your soul. The latest scheme by some Christians to get younger people to show up for church is called Wrestling for Jesus! Behold:
Small bands of masked evangelists, clad in tights and armed with biblical names, argue it is. The violence and intensity of wrestling, they claim, can be the perfect way to attract the alternative, younger crowd.
At the beginning of some “Wrestling for Jesus” shows, wrestler Chase “Darkness” Cliett is strapped to a massive wooden cross on stage as piercing music is played. A group of evil wrestlers beats and bloodies him before the good guys dramatically come to his rescue. Later, after a horned fellow in a red suit is knocked out, the preaching begins.
But it’s not for everyone; many churches won’t even consider letting them perform.
One performance ended with real fighting, real cursing and a repentant participant stretched-out face-down in the ring weeping.
I’d pay good money to see that last event mentioned unfold. That’d be funny as hell, if you’ll pardon the pun. The really amusing part is that this group isn’t alone. There’s also the “Christian Wrestling Federation” out of Texas and “Ultimate Christian Wrestling” out of Georgia.
Oh that’s too funny. My sides ache now. I’m going to go take a breather before I hurt myself.