When I read Quinton Jackson’s lawyer’s version of the events that caused him to try and escape from the police, I was left wondering “Where’s all that crazy God shit we were hearing about before?” Well, it’s right here:
Jackson, a former UFC champion who is one of the biggest names in one of the fastest-growing sports, said he also felt there was a spiritual war going on in his mind between God and the devil when he raced down Newport Boulevard on July 15, leaving a wake of rumpled cars, frightened pedestrians and angry police.
He said he thought he was on a mission to save a friend – who had recently lost his faith in God – and was unaware that he had hit any other cars or was being pursued by a phalanx of police cars.
“I thought I heard the voice of God telling me to go save Brian,” he said in an interview Thursday after his arraignment on two felony evading arrest charges. “I felt if I didn’t get to Brian, he would die.”
Now, he says, he believes he was irrational because of lack of sleep and nutrition.
“What was I thinking?” he said. “l know now that Brian was never in danger. -But I really thought at the time that he was about to die.”
If you were thinking “Wow, that’s fucking nuts”, just wait because it gets even crazier:
And then to compound things, Jackson said, he stayed awake for most of the night before the wild pursuit watching the movie “The Secret” on his DVD player, over and over again. “The Secret” is a story about using free will to make things happen in life. The film has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and has been used as motivation in court-ordered classes for drunken-drivers, according to Lavacot.
Jackson said he watched the movie to the end that night and saw its message in a new light. Jackson, who became a born-again Christian about four years ago, said he connected the teachings of the movie with the teachings of the Bible.
“The Bible told me to have faith,” he said. “But ‘The Secret’ taught me how to have faith.”
But then he also remembered he had loaned a copy of “The Secret” to his friend Brian Talbert, also a UFC fighter. He said he somehow got it in his mind that if he didn’t warn his friend to watch the movie all the way to the end, Brian would die.
I’m gonna let Jake take care of explaining what ‘The Secret’ is about in another post and why it’s so fucking retarded. Suffice to say it’s perhaps the dumbest new age crap to ever come out. Like, dumber than homeopathy and astrology added together and then multiplied 10,000 times. Yes, it’s that dumb.
I don’t think I’ve been this dissapointed in a fighter since Rich Franklin cut the ribbon at the Creationist museum.