Chuck Norris, who turns 70 today, is a world-wide phenomenon, less for his acting attributes in shows such as Walker, Texas Ranger, as for the humorous persona of invincibility that has grown up around him.
chucknorrisfacts.com is one site that carries on the great tradition of implausible Chuck Norris feats such as: ‘According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, Chuck Norris can actually roundhouse kick you yesterday’.
Just goes to show we really do want to have someone in our life who always gets the job done.
In fact, Norris has found that ‘Someone‘ for himself. He is a devout Christian and although, in typical American style, that has sometimes meant getting entangled in right-wing politics, he is a genuine man of faith.
In the forward to Do Hard Things (by Alex & Brett Harris) Chuck writes:
‘As a young man I discovered the power of doing hard things. Abject poverty, a father’s alcoholism and desertion of our family, and my own shyness were a few of the obstacles I faced and overcame growing up. My mother always told me, “God has a plan for your life.” And she’s right. There really is a hero in all of us. We’ve all been designed by God to be a blessing to many – and a hero to some.’
In response to the Chuck Norris fact, ‘There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live’, Norris replied: ‘In fact, the life you see on this planet is really just a list of creatures God has allowed to live. We are not creations of random chance. We are not accidents. There is a God, a Creator, who made you and me. We were made in His image, which separates us from all other creatures. By the way, without Him, I don’t have any power. But with Him, the Bible tells me, I really can do all things — and so can you.’
So happy birthday to Chuck who was born Carlos Ray Norris on March 10, 1940. And don’t forget:
‘Chuck Norris is the only person in the world that can actually email a roundhouse kick.’
Feel free to add your own Chuck Norris fact by way of a comment! PH