|Jesus, after doing the highest high-jump ever.|
Petersburg, Kentucky Answers in Genesis (AiG), the organization behind the Creation Museum and the proposed Ark Encounter theme park, announced today the first annual Jesus Games. The Jesus Games, much like the Olympics, will be a series of contests between amateur competitors from around the globe.
"The Jesus Games are intended not only to showcase the skills of the players, but to illustrate biblically based principles", stated Games coordinator, Effie Trinket. "I believe that the Holy Spirit will reach out and touch the hearts of the tributes [competitors] as well as everyone watching the events. When I shout out 'May you ever be in God's favor' at the beginning of the Games, I know I will be doing His work."
AiG has released four of the faith-based competitions the tributes will be engaged in.
Mustard Seed vs. Mountain Tributes will be laden with seventy-five pounds of mustard seeds in a race up to the top of Black Mountain (elevation 4,145 ft above sea level).
Ordeal by Fire Hearkening back to the Golden Age of Christianity, otherwise known as the Dark Ages, tributes will test their faith by walking the traditional 9 feet while holding a red hot iron. Once completed the wounds will be bandaged. Three days later local ministers will observe which athlete has healed the most. If any tribute's hands have festering wounds, an obvious sign of an unclean spirit, then they will be taking a starring role in...
|Tributes will need to|
pray for the strength of
The Cross Toss This is a hybrid of the caber toss, another Highland game, and Chrstianity. Tributes will carry and then hurl a 19 foot tall, 175 pound cross upside down and pray that it lands at the correct 12 o'clock position directly in front of them.
|*The caber toss. Imagine the Cross Toss to be, well, |
with a cross and without a man in a dress.
"The Jesus Games will be great fun for the entire family," Effie Trinket stated. "We will also be giving out five dollar off coupons for the Creation Museum as well as a special tour of the 800 acre site where the Ark Encounter will eventually be built. As an extra bonus, visitors will be be able to donate money towards the 24.5 million dollars needed for the theme park to become a reality. So far Jesus' friends have only donated 7.5 million; Jesus' friends need to pay up."