Friday, December 28, 2007

Hard As Nails

Sweet Jeebus. If you have HBO, you have to watch this documentary called "Hard As Nails". Let me summarize...
There's this guy named Justin Fatica who is basically the biggest douche bag on earth. He was a royal jerk in high school who was expelled. He was a dick to everyone around him and used violence to get his point across. He masturbated too much and a Catholic priest told him that, rather than whacking off, he should exercise three times a week. This cured him. He openly states that: if he quits exercising, then he goes "right back to masturbation". At some point, he decides to start a ministry (Hard as Nails). Because, you know, when you have little education and a power trip, Catholic education is the place for you. That was years ago...
Today, he's still a violent, sadist, masturbating asshole,...but, he's doing it in the name of Christ. So, of course, it's all good. His "ministry" involves going from Catholic high school to Catholic high school, leading the children through a reenactment of the crucifixion, throwing them to the floor, yelling at them in ways that would get a drill Sergeant court marshaled and calling the kids fat, ugly, stupid, weak, and pitiful. He also gives "motivational talks" to girls and instructs them to put together a "husband list" and keep it in their panty drawer. !!?!?! Because, they need a daily reminder that Jesus has their virginity and it's really not there's to give until they find a man perfect in Christ. Oh and...he's discussing this with a student over some mall Chinese food. "Bless my food for me.", Fatica says to the girl with her husbandly wishes in her panty drawer. He has the kids nail each other to a full sized cross (ok...so, the don't actually nail them, they use plastic lock ties to immobilize the chosen ones). He has the kids yell and scream at him, "like their sins scream at Jesus". Oh yeah...he's got the Catholic guilt on lock down. Jesus suffered, so you should too. At one point in the documentary, he's standing on stage with a, maybe, twelve year old girl. He's screaming at her and telling her that if she's "...going to sin, (she) might as well just kill Christ...Go ahead, kill him. Did you sin today? Did you sin in the last hour? Just kill him. You're killing him, sinner." Fuck. That. Shit. Where are the parents of this little girl? And, what sort of douche' bag decides to abuse a twelve year old? Oh yeah...the sort that they love in Catholic churches. This documentary is horrifying. You hear kids as young as twelve talking about the awful things that have happened in their homes and their lives. But, you know...all the suffering would be eased by taking a stand and devoting your life to Jesus like Fatica has. And, after all the terror, remember..."God loves you."

This guy is so fucking full of himself that even his wife's labor and delivery (oh yeah, the mind reels that he could procreate) becomes a testament to HIS faith. He does, during the post-birth haze, say that women are powerful and beautiful. But, I doubt that will stop him from terrorizing young women the next day.

His mom says, "Justin wants everybody to believe what he believes...and that's a problem." That's an understatement. Like most reformed, reborn Christians, Fatica has managed to convince his parents that they suck and should be more righteous like he is.

32 comments:

Smirking Cat said...

Ugh...I was raised Catholic, or I should say, forced to attend church until I was old enough to realize I really didn't have to. A husband list in my panty drawer??? I have a million reasons already to strongly dislike the Catholic church in particular, so I will likely avoid this documentary like the plague. My top reason for being turned off, though, was the condescending and hateful attitude to women. I used to wonder, if I could see through that mess as a child, what were the adult women sitting in the pews thinking?

tina said...

Ewww!

The Music Won't Stop said...

Wow. Husband list in the panty drawer?! Um, ew. I'll point this to the next person who accuses me of child abuse via atheism. It's frightening that people like this exist. It's even more frightening that other people think it's a good thing and subject their poor children to him.

Vamp said...

I really think Jeebus would have rather he masturbated instead.

Natasha Yar-Routh said...

Ok that IS child abuse, no if ands or buts about it. He should not be allowed near any children including his own. Another sadistic fucktard who finds the church a perfect outlet for his sickness.

Atheist in a mini van. said...

I forgot, perhaps, the best part. At one point in his "sinner scream fest" in a classroom, he has a student pick up a metal, folding chair and hit him repeatedly across the back. After every whack, this putz says "I'm a sinner Jesus." or "As Jesus suffered, so will i" or some ridiculous shtick. Oh yeah...so much for the zero tolerance policy towards violence: you've got a motivational speaker demanding that some kid hit him with a chair and then he throws kids on the ground. *rolls eyes* If he wasn't claiming to be a religious instructor, he'd get jail time for physical, mental, and emotional abuse.

1steelcobra said...

Lessee, poor impulse control, severe anger and physical control issues, and he's worried because he wanks too much?

I think he should be in a mental institution on heavy medication while they fix everything wrong with his head.

Shaun said...

'Roid rage. 'Nuff said.

ShadesOfGrey said...

Disturbing as this guy is, I have to say that some of the wackos who commit hate crimes in the name of religion profiled in the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report are just a smidgeon scarier. That said, I wouldn't let my kids, or any kid, within a 100 miles of this twit.

Katie said...

I feel like calling up the cable company to add HBO just for a few days so I can catch this show. The way you described it though does bring up horrible memories of the days I attended catholic schooling and those awful "retreats" we were forced to go on.
Its douches like Fatica though I do love to mess with and tell them the story about how my Dad was a catholic priest when I was conceived. It makes for great entertainment. :D

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Considering the troubles the old firm has had recently in he states,, you'd think their lawyers would have advised them to stay away from this twit

JP said...

I could not keep my eyes off that show. It was quite entertaining yet extremely bizarre. I am not sure how he raises money for his ministry considering how strange and unethical his methods are.

I am surprised that he would get backing from any Catholic church or diocese

eh, silly christians.

Atheist in a mini van. said...

I'm kind of surprised that any reputable parish lawyer would allow this guy in the front door! What part of "don't touch the children" is hard to comprehend? I would think this guy would be a very large liability. And, so much "word" on the money scam that's running this pony show. Did you see the part where he's talking about how "he has no college education", but...he "only needed to God to give him his degree in the ministry." So, basically, God is totally cool with posers and slackers who find ways to channel their 'roid rage at children? LOVE the irony that he calls himself a "Catholic minister", but he's married and has a kid. ??

susanbrown said...

My husband Tivo'd this -- I don't think I would have watched it otherwise, but it was quite disturbing.

Did you notice that the Burlington diocese banned him from preaching at any Catholic church in Vermont after an upsetting visit? (So now, when he goes to Vermont, he just inflicts himself on the protestants.)

erin said...

Interesting. I prefer to keep vibrators in my panty drawer. What would Justin say about that? Oh, wait, he'd probably be too busy furiously masturbating to comment.

Summer Squirrel, FCD said...

My husband called me in from another room to watch this show. After about 30 seconds to get my bearings straight and realize what the show was about I quickly walked out of the room. WTF? I won't be bothering to watch it in its entirety.

Paul T. said...

Let's see, which is more terrorizing? Being sexually abused by a priest or psychologically abused by this fucktard? Unbelievable stupidity.

AmberKatt said...

HOleeCRAP!!!! Child abuse in the Nayme Of Jeebus. Geez.

I am beyond flabbergasted that this is even ALLOWED, much less encouraged.

What an a$$hole.

Anonymous said...

Please, stop bashing this man. First of all, Possummomma totally blows this out of proportion. Have any of you actually met this guy in person? Have any of you actually seen one of his talks? You wouldn't understand anything Possummomma said unless it was in the right context. He is an awesome, awesome man who would give up his life for Jesus. Try actually going to one of his talks, and then you will understand.

JesusFreak said...

Please, stop bashing this man. First of all, Possummomma totally blows this out of proportion. Have any of you actually met this guy in person? Have any of you actually seen one of his talks? You wouldn't understand anything Possummomma said unless it was in the right context. He is an awesome, awesome man who would give up his life for Jesus. Try actually going to one of his talks, and then you will understand.

Atheist in a mini van. said...

Jesus Freak,
Yes. I have seen one of "his talks". The bits I saw on the documentary were vile and abusive. I don't have to meet the man in person to see the manipulative and abusive tactics he uses. Furthermore, he's an adult who put his abusive activities on camera. If he were peddling that crap anywhere other than a church, then he would be arrested for child abuse. If he were a regular teacher, in a school, who regularly threw kids to the floor or had them reinact a crucifixion and yell epitaphs at each other, he would be arrested and fired. It's amazing what behavior people will look past when someone ties it up in a bow of religion.

JesusFreak said...

"Yes. I have seen one of "his talks". The bits I saw on the documentary were vile and abusive."

Key word: Bits. From those bits in the movie, there is no way you could possibly realize what kind of a person he is. Have you ever actually seen him in person heard him speak in person, went up to talk to him afterwards to see what an awesome and powerful person he is??

He is a man who is very close to God, and who would do anything, even put himself through extreme pain for the Lord. Even his son looks up to him. Do you know what he shared with us at Soulfest last year? He told us that when his son was still a toddler, when he was just learning to talk, his son said, "Daddy, can you tell me what God looks like? Because I forgot." His whole family, his whole team is just like him. They are so close to God They could step right over you, but do you know what they do instead? They bring themselves down to your level and pray for you. And that is what I am now going to do for you.

markp said...

"They are so close to God They could step right over you, but do you know what they do instead? They bring themselves down to your level and pray for you. And that is what I am now going to do for you."

Jebus Freak, when you and your patronizing friends say they're going to pray for us heathens (as is so often promised) do you actually mean it? Are you going to kneel before God this evening and say "please Lordy, forgive the person who bothers me so much".

It sounds to me like you are just trying to show us how superior you are, but if you're so fucking concerned then how about *not* announcing that you will be praying for us? Just go do it on your own. Announcing it simply makes you sound like a smug douche, and can't possibly help to bring us closer to almighty Him because it makes us laugh and mock your lame attempt to hide your insult with concern.

Jesus would chide you for your Christian vanity, don't you think?

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Funny, the people who I would describe as "hard as nails" rarely ever call them selves such.

This guy is a true wannabe and bullshit artist - he would die for Christ? How about he enlists and saves one of your countrymen from being killed in Iraq.

A bully who picks on easy targets for intimidation.

Atheist in a mini van. said...

I've always wondered about that statement, Sean. Like, if you say, "I'd die for Christ.", aren't you kind of beholden to, well, die for Christ? If this guy would really "die for Christ", then why isn't he taking his motivational talks to Darfur or Zaire/DRC? Not that I'd wish him upon innocent, unsuspecting tribes or cultures, but...put up or shut up. Like Sean says, why aren't these people in Iraq? And, why are the so quick to point to the horror of Islamic suicide bombers? After all, "they'd die for Allah."

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Anonymous said...

Sam Here---

I checked with my Methodist Pastor on the Masterbation thing and he gave me the OK... Its just Roman Catholics who are still hung up on this......So let me get this straight cant masterbate and there fore must have proper intercourse with all the parts in the right place EVERYTIME you get horney?

eli said...

all of u dont kno what tha hell your talking about. this is a good man i was at one of his retreats today and the piece of SHIT THAT WROTE THIS can shove it because u jus mad cuz yo wife is on his dick not yours pussy.

eli said...

all of you have nooo idea wat your talking about. this is a good man. i was just at one of his retreats today and he made me a better person. jus because he does not dress up in all black and wear a short white tie dosent mean nothing its about the message he brings and people who been there will agree with me. and he did not get expelled dumbass. so THE PIECE OF SHIT THAT WROTE THIS HAS NOOOO IDEA WHAT THEIR TALKING ABOUT. they are jus mad that their wife is on his dick not their own, and there was nothing they could do about it, sooo they wrote these lies.

Berlzebub said...

@ eli:

Considering it's been almost two years since this post, I almost didn't clear it. However, I'm cranky from lack of sleep and you've just royally pissed me off. So...

[Your first comment]
"all of u dont kno what tha hell your talking about. this is a good man i was at one of his retreats today and the piece of SHIT THAT WROTE THIS can shove it because u jus mad cuz yo wife is on his dick not yours pussy."
You think he's a good man, and then resort to verbal abuse. Thanks for proving the point, jackass.

Oh, and far as your parting shot, perhaps you should have paid more attention. The person who wrote this is a woman, you moron. Your lack of reading skills (notice the website is possummomma.blogspot.com) is only rivaled by your lack of writing skills.

[Your second comment]
"all of you have nooo idea wat your talking about. this is a good man."
You said that already. Perhaps you think he is, but judging by your temperment you probably think the WWE is actually entertaining.
"i was just at one of his retreats today and he made me a better person."
If you were worse before you met him, then daaaaammmmmnn. Of course, better and worse are all relative. I still haven't seen any evidence that you are a good person, at all.
"jus because he does not dress up in all black and wear a short white tie dosent mean nothing its about the message he brings and people who been there will agree with me."
What the hell? Are you referring to the wardrobe of a Catholic priest? It's not a "short white tie" you moron, it's a white collar. As far as "people who been there will agree with me", so what? If the message involves throwing children to the ground, screaming insults at them, and being a general douchebag then it's a message that doesn't need to be given. And you are a worse person for thinking it appropriate.
"and he did not get expelled dumbass."
Perhaps it was the documentary that said he was expelled. Granted the documentary could have gotten it wrong, but I can't find anything about his life prior to being saved. The most I've found are the standard "he was a bad person before" statements. Which annoys me as much as people saying "I used to be an atheist".
"so THE PIECE OF SHIT THAT WROTE THIS HAS NOOOO IDEA WHAT THEIR TALKING ABOUT. they are jus mad that their wife is on his dick not their own, and there was nothing they could do about it, sooo they wrote these lies."
You don't have many original thoughts, do you eli. You just changed the wording around a little bit, but the message is still the same. I've already pointed out that it was a woman who wrote this, so I won't bother reitterating that.

Now, stop the insults and try explaining how being verbally and physically abusive to children should be condoned in any way. I'm expecting you can't, because then you'd have to think about how you being abusive to others doesn't make you a good person at all.

Hajikero said...

I don't think he's that bad of a person as some of you make it sound. He came to my school today for a retreat and he wasn't really all like "Believe in God and Jesus cause I say so!" It was more like you should forgive and love one another because it will make you happier in the end. I really like that retreat. And I think what he said was pretty motivational. :)

nichole said...

Justin Fatica is an awesome person, I heard him speak today and he changed my life. Stop hating!! The Catholic Religion is, also, amazing. God loves me and thinks I'm beautiful and great, no matter if anybody else thinks I'm ugly or a failure, that is the best thing ever to think that someone loves that much. No earthly thing could make a person this happy and so at peace.