Sunday, 12 July 2009

The Price (Jesus Paid For All Mankind) Is Right

This is probably the best game-show ever conceived by mortal man. Ten atheists are rounded up and put in a room, and four religious leaders compete to convert them.

There is nothing about this that isn't gloriously funny. The show might not be able to find an imam, despite the show being made in Turkey. The organisers are justifying this incredible debasement of the importance of faith to the faithful by arguing "We are giving the biggest prize in the world, the gift of belief in God", when what they're really offering is a free holiday.

But the true cherry on the cake is that in order to ensure the competitors are genuinely atheists (a group whom the program makers "don't approve of"), a team of theologians will be employed to ensure no-one is actually a person of faith just hoping for a free pilgrimage. I would love to see that questionnaire. It also makes me wonder what one has to do at the end of the show to persuade the viewers that one has, indeed, converted, since apparently the suggestion that a genuine atheist would fake Buddhist revelation in order to get a free jaunt to Tibet hasn't occurred to anyone.

1 comment:

Garathon said...

Of course, if you're looking to get your children into the local (high performing) faith school this might be good research material...