Monday, August 24, 2009

Convert Atheists on a Game Show??

This is almost too funny to be true. The title alone is enough to make your head spin: Penitents Compete! They're putting a panel of twelve atheists (which sounds Biblical to start with), on a TV show that tries to convert them to believers, using face-to-face talks with holy men and visits to mosques, temples and churches!

And there's a prize! Those who convert and become believers will get a free trip to their new favorite holy place! But the real prize, according to the producer, is even better: "We're giving the biggest prize in the world, God Himself."

The arrogance of religious people never ceases to amaze me. This TV program is so laughable it's kind of embarrassing. I will offer my own version of the religious arrogance: If any of those atheists are converted to belief in God by this program, I'm going to suspect a setup. I hope they've picked twelve atheists with a long and public history of atheism, otherwise the whole thing will look like a fraud.

1 comment:

  1. I know it's a recent article that you link to, but info on this show was going around months ago. In blog-years, thats like 100! :)


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