Getting Medieval

Pass the Salt Ministries is hosting a series of “Spiritual Boot Camps” intended to help Christian men “retake the moral high ground in our culture and begin the work that Christ calls ALL men to – boldly proclaiming the gospel and influencing the nation for the sake of the Kingdom of Christ!”

Yay.

As usual, this type of masculine Christianity calls for martial imagery. This time it looks like they drew inspiration from “Game of Thrones.”

Via Christian Nightmares

  • http://www.laughinginpurgatory.com/ Andrew Hall

    Does anyone else find it ironic that the video uses Roman imagery? Weren’t they the ones that supposedly nailed up Jesus?

    • vasaroti

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. However, given that the Romans were upfront about trying to make everybody worship their gods and submit to their empire, maybe it is appropriate.

  • Alexis

    Cute red skirt! They didn’t show us below it though; are his legs pretty enough to carry out that look?

    • trj

      In the heavenly afterlife everybody will possess gorgeous legs and fabulous fashion sense.

      • UrsaMinor

        Are you trying to tell us that everyone in Heaven is gay?

        • trj

          You can interpret it however you like. I’m just saying that in heaven everything is supposed to be perfect. Naturally, that would include things like legs and fashion sense. It’s simple mathematics. My argument is theologically sound.

        • Kodie

          I hear heaven is fabulous!

          • UrsaMinor

            Maybe so, but I was hoping for something more like Arcadia. If I have to go to the Christian heaven to be fabulous in the afterlife, I think I’ll turn in my pink card. Time to get into my ratty old sweat pants and pop open a beer so I can start working on my belly.

            • Kodie

              Way ahead of you, man.

  • http://themikewrites.blogspot.com JohnMWhite

    I wonder if their plan to retake (they ever had it?) the moral high ground includes fostering tolerance among all and standing up for peace and fairness regardless of race, religion, genitals or sexual preference. You know, morality.

  • Bertrand T Russell

    Christianity possesses NO ‘moral high ground’ all they possess is the rhetoric.

    • http://patheos.com RickRay1

      Bert, you mean the fairy tales and bullshit???

  • Sue Blue

    He says, “…not form a political standpoint, but from a moral standpoint…” I find this ironic because Christians do nothing but politicize morality. Their whole religion is based on forcing others to think and do as they do – they can’t help but want to change laws and policies that don’t jibe with their beliefs. This is just more patriarchal tripe for men whose masculinity is apparently threatened by independent women, out-of-the-closet gays, and anyone who thinks for themselves.

  • todd

    i liked the edit where the hand catching the the sword fumbles it…

  • Ken

    Looks like another giant load of “I’m not gay” paranoia and “we are victims, so we have to defend ourselves” propaganda. And I could swear that the weapons being brandished really are from this world. Do swords wielded by guys in short red dresses even work in the spiritual realm?

    • Francesco

      As long as the “I’m not gay” part, did someone told them Romans had veeery laid back standards about sexuality? (we even had various homosexual emperors)

      • UrsaMinor

        Gay or straight, pretty much everything fun stopped being cool after Constantine, for the better part of the next two thousand years.

        • http://theotherweirdo.wordpress.com The Other Weirdo

          Yeah, wasn’t it just about the time when the war between the vampires and lycans got started?

  • A. Cooper

    The armour is Roman, but the sword definitely isn’t. Roman legionaries of that period used swords that were quite short.

    • Elemenope

      Yeah, that sword is almost comically out of place. I guess a gladius just wouldn’t have been manly enough armament for defending Jesus. Ironic, that.

      • Schaden Freud

        Well, the word “gladius” does have another meaning. Perhaps they were worried that using a gladius would just be helping us along with the Roman sexuality jokes.

        • Francesco

          And for obivious reasons they couldn’t give them a spear :D

          • http://theotherweirdo.wordpress.com The Other Weirdo

            Have you seen my force lance?

  • Ian

    They should get into an arena with a lion, like REAL christians!

    • Noelle

      Are people good nutrition for lions these days? We’re all stuffed with junk food and preservatives and medications.

      • UrsaMinor

        I imagine that people on modern Western diets are no worse nutrition for lions than grain-fed cows pumped full of antibiotics and hormones.

        • Noelle

          I’m no animal doctor, so I’ll have to defer to someone who knows more about the dietary requirements of large cats for that one.


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