The second movie in my “spiritual movie series” was Fight Club, which I have enjoyed before. I learned (again) that this movie is not for everyone—but for me, it may be the most outstanding example of a spiritual movie in which the movie itself is not about a spiritual topic. Every time I watch it, it says something new to me.
I was recently asked to describe my vision of The Cult. I found that it’s difficult to come up with the right words and metaphors when you are trying to do off-road spirituality. My first description was, “I want to start a new monastic order.” The second was, “I want to start a fight club.”
Rather than simply write out what I got out of this last viewing, I want to know what you got out of it. The question I pose for the spiritual movie series is: What is the God-story in this movie? And I want to open this to everyone, not just those who came over last Monday. (Don’t feel slighted if you weren’t invited; I just don’t have that much room.)