The Dude Meets Iron John and the Duke

macho christ

There’s been a fair amount of discussion going on recently about Church; what it means, what it should mean, is it valid and is it even relevant. Both Buddy and Brent have some very thoughtful views on this subject. For me, I think the idea of organized “Church” is quickly losing any sense of what is real, in this world or with God. Mark Driscoll (of Mars Hill) one of the superstars of modern/postmodern churchdom is a case in point. This is a satire, a video called “The Chickified Church”. Now perhaps you will say that this video is not presented in the “Christian” fashion. And you may be right. But I’m still smarting over Driscoll calling me a chick. Huh?

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more about ““Macho Man” Mark Driscoll“, posted with vodpod

The Gospel according to Iron John. And he forgot cavemen. How insensitive,arrr.

Maybe not all men are “predestined” to be fond of dudism, dudishness or dudedom. (Perhaps Howdy Doody?) I know I wasn’t. It’s funny that 100 years ago his definition of ‘dude’ would have been met with amazement. Dude’s were the Old West dandies that cared too much for their fancy-pants attire to get down and dirty like the rest of us cow pokes. But the greatest cowboy of all, John Wayne, changed all that for me. If only this is what church was really like;

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more about “Dude“, posted with vodpod

(It’s even funnier if you play both videos simultaneously)

Well, maybe a White Russians would be nice now and then, instead of that sissy grape juice, huh? As recommended by the Dude or “His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing”.

(For the sake of fairness, this link takes you to the unedited non satirical video. It’s really not that much different. Mark Driscoll)


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  1. #1 by netprophet on July 6, 2008 - 5:29 am

    Logo got the movie right as Rio Bravo.

  2. #2 by netprophet on July 6, 2008 - 5:31 am

    Sorry that was logIo…or should that be loco, Dude

  3. #3 by Christian Beyer on July 6, 2008 - 9:45 am

    Yes Net you win the prize! (TBD at a later date).

    Bonus questions (no fair using Google, Bruce):

    Who played Dean Martin’s and Walter Brennan’s roles in the remake?

  4. #4 by logiopath on July 6, 2008 - 12:08 pm

    Dude, who knows. I used imdb, which tells all about movies and actor/actresses.

    Dude. I’ll be in SoCal Friday (dude) enjoying the sun, surf, and smog.

    Dude. Whilst in college, I had a bud who was a full-on Jesus Junkie surf dude, who (dude) lived on Spyglass Hill in Corona Del Mar (like, A-List Crib, Dude) Dude. He used the moniker Mojo (It’s the Moje Man, Dude). Dude, so he bummed rides from me, even though his parents (Dude) had $$$$$. Dude, I wonder what happened to Mojo.

  5. #5 by Christian Beyer on July 6, 2008 - 12:19 pm

    Hey, are you heading through AZ on your way? I thought you mentioned if earlier. If so, could you do me a favor? I neglected to pick up a tourist coffee mug while there. It’s a tradition. Could you help me out? I’ll reimburse you.

    BTW – you can see where Driscoll’s coming from? Today’s church is just made up of chicks and pansies? And how about his idea for capturing the captains of industry for the church? Seeing as how it’s all those innovative guys watching football and shooting their trucks that are establishing our world’s future.

  6. #6 by logiopath on July 6, 2008 - 3:31 pm

    Ok–wanna can of rattlesnake meat, while I’m at it?

  7. #7 by netprophet on July 6, 2008 - 3:45 pm

    Can you get me some cactus candy while you’re there logio dude? That’s peyote to us dudelects or Lophophora williamsii to the intellectual dudes.

  8. #8 by logiopath on July 6, 2008 - 5:19 pm

    Okay, Net, but I see Chris f2f (being as we are former coworkers) and I don’t get up to the North Slope very often (or wherever it is you live). Besides, I don’t want to get arrested.

  9. #9 by netprophet on July 6, 2008 - 7:42 pm


  10. #10 by logiopath on July 7, 2008 - 10:35 am


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