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Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
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Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
Just musing over Dropship's recent thread and many others that came before it - and thinking that "you know, it would be so easy to start a new religion.  So easy."

Lee died in 1973, and the rumors started.  His thousands of loyal fans grieved and told tales.  His wife even wrote a book to document the REAL story, but it didn't take with a lot of folks.  There are still people who are slavishly devoted, and the tall tales of his exploits get more amazing by the year.  There is even a video on YouTube showing Lee playing pingpong - with nunchucks.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SncapPrTusA   This, of course, was a cool video editing trick for a Nokia ad, but if you suggest to a bunch of Lee fanatics that it's fake, their heads practically explode.  (Read the comments.)  

So, the timing is about right, if you're following the "beloved dead leader" model.  All you need is a charismatic and marvelously skilled Jeet Kune Do instructor to claim that his marvelous new techniques were given to him by the Spirit of the Master himself. And then he would assert that if a student followed the Master's training path and memorized "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do", the Master would eventually make himself known and guide them as their personal instructor as well.  
    You would have people in the school and online begging you to take their money. As soon as the instructor realized that he had a huge amount of power and money coming in, he would probably start to believe that he was the "One the Master Chose".  The first ones to attain a high level would begin swapping stories about how the Master appeared to them, and what they were inspired to do.  There would be a huge one-up-man-ship battle.  Essays would be written claiming to be inspired additions to the Master's work (which he was unable to finish on earth due to his untimely death).   Lee would be upset, if he wasn't dead.  He was an atheist.

Bam.  New god, new gospels, new church.  It would be so easy . . . and so lucrative.  You'd make SOOO much money . . .       But damn, I couldn't support a preacher/con artist.  But damn, you'd make SOOO much money . . .                    ---  Fuzz

Kneel Suckers
"The family that prays together...is brainwashing their children."- Albert Einstein
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RE: Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
I have some of his books in my bookshelf, but I wouldn't worship him.

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RE: Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
(July 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm)drfuzzy Wrote: Just musing over Dropship's recent thread and many others that came before it - and thinking that "you know, it would be so easy to start a new religion.  So easy."

Lee died in 1973, and the rumors started.  His thousands of loyal fans grieved and told tales.  His wife even wrote a book to document the REAL story, but it didn't take with a lot of folks.  There are still people who are slavishly devoted, and the tall tales of his exploits get more amazing by the year.  There is even a video on YouTube showing Lee playing pingpong - with nunchucks.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SncapPrTusA   This, of course, was a cool video editing trick for a Nokia ad, but if you suggest to a bunch of Lee fanatics that it's fake, their heads practically explode.  (Read the comments.)  

So, the timing is about right, if you're following the "beloved dead leader" model.  All you need is a charismatic and marvelously skilled Jeet Kune Do instructor to claim that his marvelous new techniques were given to him by the Spirit of the Master himself. And then he would assert that if a student followed the Master's training path and memorized "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do", the Master would eventually make himself known and guide them as their personal instructor as well.  
    You would have people in the school and online begging you to take their money. As soon as the instructor realized that he had a huge amount of power and money coming in, he would probably start to believe that he was the "One the Master Chose".  The first ones to attain a high level would begin swapping stories about how the Master appeared to them, and what they were inspired to do.  There would be a huge one-up-man-ship battle.  Essays would be written claiming to be inspired additions to the Master's work (which he was unable to finish on earth due to his untimely death).   Lee would be upset, if he wasn't dead.  He was an atheist.

Bam.  New god, new gospels, new church.  It would be so easy . . . and so lucrative.  You'd make SOOO much money . . .       But damn, I couldn't support a preacher/con artist.  But damn, you'd make SOOO much money . . .                    ---  Fuzz

Kneel Suckers

he also did 9  miracles


1. He could kick 45KG a sandbag by a side kicking.

2. Using the nunchaku knocking out 1600 pounds’ force.

3. Bruce Lee could hit a 9-punch in only 1 second and a 150-pound man could be fallen back 5-6 meters to the ground by his One-inch Punch.

4. He could easily insert the fingers into an unopened can of Coca - Cola.

5. Punching a power of 350 pounds, Muhammad Ali was achieved such records, but the weight of Bruce Lee is only 130 pounds and Ali’s weight is 260 pounds, not the same heavyweight.

6. Bruce Lee could kick 6 legs in one second and use his signature move "Step side kick ", kicking away a 200 pounds man about 20 meters, falling into the pool.

7. Bruce Lee could do about 1500 push-ups in a row by two hands and can do 400 push-ups in a row by one hand; he could also do about 200 push-ups by two-finger of one hand and can do up to 100 by the thumb of one hand.

8. He could kick a 135 kg- gunny-bag to the height of one - story house, about 5 meters.

9. He could hold the 34-kilogram barbell straight arm out in front, hold for 20 seconds after stretching out his arm, then take back; He can hold 56 kg barbell flat and stop for a minute.
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RE: Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
I could do all that.  I just don't want to.  Worship me.  Smile

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
Better than fucking jesus.  At least we have evidence of Bruce.
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(July 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm)Industrial Lad Wrote: I have some of his books in my bookshelf, but I wouldn't worship him.

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That's pretty much my position, IL.  Rational thinkers would just get to sit back and watch the show!
"The family that prays together...is brainwashing their children."- Albert Einstein
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RE: Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
(July 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm)Industrial Lad Wrote: I have some of his books in my bookshelf, but I wouldn't worship him.

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That's pretty much my position, IL.  Rational thinkers would just get to sit back and watch the show!
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I guess he's done things that could seem miraculous. I saw a picture of him punching a truly huge heavy bag making the bag swing. Plus with his shirt on he just looks like a slim Chinese man. Maybe that sort of thing could be part of the religion.

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(July 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm)Minimalist Wrote: Better than fucking jesus.  At least we have evidence of Bruce.

And also better than fuck Norris.
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RE: Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
Blasphemy!!! Everyone knows that only the Way of the Norris is the true way to spiritual enlightenment.
Sum ergo sum
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RE: Am I Nuts? I like Bruce Lee.
Meh, Rambo would kick his ass in an instant
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