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December 11, 2006

Sylvester Stallone: God's Vessel

If you've ever thought "Sylvester Stallone," and immediately thought "God," then you're not alone. Sylvester Stallone makes the exact same connection.

"I always felt as though I was a conduit for God's word," Stallone told Meg Welch Dendler of ReligionAndSpirituality.com, who interviewed the Rambo star about his upcoming film, "Rocky Balboa." Stallone said his script for the original 1976 "Rocky" had to have been divinely inspired. "[I] didn't come from an academic background," he said. "I never was a major in English, and all of a sudden I write a screenplay that is being nominated for best picture of the year, so I figured it had to have come from God."
 
What's with all this God-talk from Stallone, you ask? He's promoting "Rocky Balboa" to church leaders as having a strong spiritual message. "Rocky is the most spiritual character I've even been involved with," he told Welch Dendler. "The first image of Rocky in 'Rocky I' was the picture of Jesus on the rafters of the fight club. It goes over the word 'resurrection' and down onto Rocky being pummeled, and we know that moment that he's being chosen by Jesus for a special mission. And that mission is to bring all these other outcasts together and accomplish something really wonderful."

Jay-sus.

That's not all. Stallone has created a website offering "Rocky Resources" for those who'd like to use his new fight film as a "teaching, preaching or outreach opportunity." Check it out here.

Posted By John D. Spalding | Email

 


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