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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Eww..., Mickey Rourke.

mickey rourke

Christians have a new poster child, and he comes with his own mug shots.

Rourke will grace the cover of Relevant magazine's March/April issue. [Spoiler alert.]
The article covers Rourke's brutal experiences growing up, his life as a boxer and the fateful night when--on his way to kill the man who raped his girlfriend--he decided to stop by church one last time.

Rourke describes his first encounter with the priest who is now an important mentor in his life: "It was gonna be more than a punch in the mouth, and the guy deserved more, but Father Peter gave me the rap about, 'Where in the Bible does it say, "'Vengeance is mine,' says Mickey Rourke"?'" It was a question that changed Rourke's life.
Uh..., how about Romans 12:19?

4 comments:

RELEVANT said...

Thanks for covering the article. You're correct... the Bible verse referred to reads as such:

Romans 12:19 (New International Version)

19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"[a]says the Lord.

Not...

Romans 12:19 (New International Version)

19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"[a]says Mickey Rourke.

Father Peter was simply pointing out to Rourke that vengeance was God's to repay, not Rourke's.

To read this article in its entirety, check out RELEVANTmagazine.com on February 26 for the digital version of the magazine or buy a copy on newsstands on March 1, 2009.

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Miss Poppy Hussein Dixon said...

RELEVANT,

THIS is your poster boy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og3tN7P6oKI

As Mickey says, "God damn!"

GUY said...

I came to the comment section to mention that I think Mickey's quote was about vengeance being his versus the verse you posted taking about vengeance being God's but I see that Relevant Magazine brought up that point.

I don't think Rourke has become anyone's poster child. It's just an article about a person. As far as I know he hasn't become part of their official logo nor is he doing commercials, etc...