Monday, December 12, 2005

look who's famous!

thought everyone should know that my brother is officially famous, at least a little more today than before. He's one of four featured "Rev.s" in this article in the Plain Dealer. Here's some of my brother's incredible quotes:

"Sikora, who oversees small group ministries at his church, said the biblical theme that struck him was the value of having a childlike faith. It is the youngest child, Lucy, who is quickest to believe in Narnia, to offer forgiveness to those who have committed offenses and to pursue the good even at personal cost.

"Lucy's the one who gets it from the beginning," he said. "She, with childlike eyes, can see all the things the others cannot."

"What are the weapons of the kingdom of God?" Sikora said. "It's not violence. It's Christ's love."

Still, lest anyone's expectations become too heavy, moviegoers should relax, Sikora said.

"I think, just as a movie, it was really great," he said. "It was fun to watch."

"My favorite part was when the witch was trying to seduce Edmund! That was both sexy and weird!!" Sikora, who had a creepy look in his eyes at this point, went on to say, "I think the movie would have been better had those horse women all been bare chested. I mean, Lewis himself was into kinky sex stuff, so it would just be faithful to the spirit of the book."

14 Comments:

At 12/12/2005 8:11 PM, Blogger Andy said...

Let the record show that the last paragraph that was posted was absolutely not from the article but was created in the mind of one Jacob Sikora who knows all too much about CS Lewis. Weird Jake. Really weird.

 
At 12/12/2005 8:30 PM, Blogger Jake Sikora said...

sorry bro, i guess you're right, i must have misread the end of the article. i was probably thinking of the C.S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia edited by Jeffrey Schultz and John G. West Jr., page 370, where it talks about Lewis' adolescent tendency toward sadomasochism. my bad.

 
At 12/12/2005 9:11 PM, Blogger Erinn said...

well, i for one laughed pretty hard.

 
At 12/13/2005 1:16 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Andy... you need jake to do your interviews for you. That last paragraph was the best one. If only... "bare-chested horse women". that rules.

 
At 12/13/2005 1:17 PM, Blogger Jake Sikora said...

see jonny? erinn and brian thought it was funny. jonny thought this was "over the line." he's so lame.

 
At 12/13/2005 4:47 PM, Blogger Dusty said...

What the hell does Jonny know about going over the line? I read Catfishhaven, you freakin' hypocrit!

I figured you would talk about him having sex with his best friend's mom for years after the war...Oh, and the fact he was a universalist...two of many things that many Christians probably don't know about the author of the Narnia series!

I laughed Heartily and Hard as well...

Peace

 
At 12/13/2005 7:14 PM, Blogger Keith said...

One more thing you may not realize about Lewis- his inspiration for Narnia came from Hogwarts. What is Harry Potter spelled backwards? You guessed it. Aslan. Think about it.

 
At 12/13/2005 10:10 PM, Blogger adam hann said...

Jake, your hilarious.

 
At 12/13/2005 10:33 PM, Blogger Andy said...

I want to reiterate that I said I didn't actually have a part in the last paragraph, I however did laugh extremely hard at the paragraph and have shown probably 1 too many people. I think they're starting to think I'm weird.

 
At 12/13/2005 10:55 PM, Blogger Jake Sikora said...

this is really jonny, posing as jake. but as long as i'm jake, i thought i'd say this.

jonny is a fine,upstanding young man of god and country. he makes me want to vote and go to war for america. he is also extremely good looking. i only attribute false quotes to him because i am so jealous of his intellectual capabilities and his stunning smile.

oh, and larry the cable guy is the funniest mo-fo on the planet.

get-er-done!

 
At 12/14/2005 1:58 PM, Anonymous damon said...

I've heard the Lewis was a Universalist arguement before but this Lewis quote doesn't seem to mesh...
When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over. God is going to invade, all right; but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else comes crashing in? This time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. That will not be the time for choosing; It will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realized it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side.

C. S. Lewis

 
At 12/14/2005 11:03 PM, Blogger Jake Sikora said...

Well actually Damon, you're quote reflects two things:

-The rabid inconsistency of Lewis' thought (see a huge chunk of mere christianity from which I believe Dusty was making his point)

-Universalist or not Lewis has an ultra violent and incredably unhappy understanding of the Christian faith. I suppose this is what happens when you live during mid 20th century in Europe...

 
At 12/15/2005 11:10 AM, Blogger Dusty said...

Narnia- Tons of war metaphor...Dusty didn't likey...

But it is a "cool" movie.

Actually, I was reminded by it because Norrie always brings up a quote from "The Last Battle"...I actually have not touched Mere Christianity in a while...

 
At 12/15/2005 11:12 AM, Blogger Dusty said...

And actually, reading the quote you have posted...Does not indicate anything necessarily against different ideas related to universalism...

 

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