In light of the most recent controversy surrounding SBC Voices, the editorial staff convened an emergency meeting to revise our policies. As this meeting progressed, some deeper issues came to light.
We must now disclose a painful truth to our readers. Matt Svoboda and Dave Miller are not real people. They are merely projections of Tony Kummer’s subconscious. They were invented as an outlet for his personal disappointment and feeling of powerlessness in regard to his once beloved denomination. The entire situation closely mirrors the situation in Fight Club and the character of Tyler Durden, except Tony admits he is a little overweight.
(The narrator) is confused and enraged, so he responds to his environment by creating Tyler Durden, a NietzscheanÜbermensch, in his mind. While Tyler is who the narrator would want to be, he is not empathetic and does not help the narrator face decisions in his life “that are complicated and have moral and ethical implications”. Fincher explained, “[Tyler] can deal with the concepts of our lives in an idealistic fashion, but it doesn’t have anything to do with the compromises of real life as modern man knows it. Which is: You’re not really necessary to a lot of what’s going on. It’s built, it just needs to run now.”