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    Game show looks to convert atheists

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – What happens when you put a Muslim imam, a Christian priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk in a room with 10 atheists?

    Turkish television station Kanal T hopes the answer is a ratings success as it prepares to launch a gameshow where spiritual guides from the four faiths will seek to convert a group of non-believers.

    The prize for converts will be a pilgrimage to a holy site of their chosen religion -- Mecca for Muslims, the Vatican for Christians, Jerusalem for Jews and Tibet for Buddhists.

    But religious authorities in Muslim but secular Turkey are not amused by the twist on the popular reality game show format and the Religious Affairs Directorate is refusing to provide an imam for the show.

    "Doing something like this for the sake of ratings is disrespectful to all religions. Religion should not be a subject for entertainment programs," High Board of Religious Affairs Chairman Hamza Aktan told state news agency Anatolian after news of the planned program emerged.

    The makers of "Penitents Compete" are unrepentant and reject claims that the show, scheduled to begin broadcasting in September, will cheapen religion.

    "We are giving the biggest prize in the world, the gift of belief in God," Kanal T chief executive Seyhan Soylu told Reuters.

    "We don't approve of anyone being an atheist. God is great and it doesn't matter which religion you believe in. The important thing is to believe," Soylu said.

    The project focuses attention on the issue of religious identity in European Union-candidate Turkey, where rights groups have raised concerns over freedom of religion for non-Muslim minorities.

    Detractors of the ruling AK Party government, which is rooted in political Islam but officially secular, accuse it of having a hidden Islamist agenda, a charge it denies.

    Some 200 people have so far applied to take part in the show and the 10 contestants will be chosen next month.

    A team of theologians will ensure that the atheists are truly non-believers and are not just seeking fame or a free holiday.

    (Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans)


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    sweet...I love the line "we are giving the biggest prize in the world...the gift belief in god!"
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    They would have better luck getting blood from a stone.

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    They would have better luck getting blood from a stone.

    Yep, and this is just stupid! Look, I'm a Christian, but I read the Bible for MYSELF and made my OWN decision of what I felt was right. It's wrong to try and force ANY kind of religion (or non-religion) on anyone. To each his own I always say....and furthermore just because someone has a different viewpoint than you do, does not mean they're a bad person.

    The bottom line is what's INSIDE of a person's heart and how they treat others is the MOST important thing of all. A GOOD heart is an IMPRESSIVE heart, IMO.

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    Kind of beside the point, but the Vatican is not a 'holy site' that 90% of Christians dream of visiting. Heck, Christians only care about the Pope if they're Catholic.

    I'm having a hard time believing this isn't some hoax show. I mean - come on, people.
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    so if they win, they get salvation and a trip.

    what happens to the guy that loses?

    what's behind door number 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiveBomb View Post
    Kind of beside the point, but the Vatican is not a 'holy site' that 90% of Christians dream of visiting. Heck, Christians only care about the Pope if they're Catholic.

    I'm having a hard time believing this isn't some hoax show. I mean - come on, people.

    YEP, and not meaning to derail this thread or nothin, but, that's one of the biggest reasons I go to the church that I do. It's non-denominational, and they wouldn't care if you're covered in tats, wore a bikini...whatever, they just love sharing the Word of God.


    IF this is a REAL show, ya couldn't pay me to tune in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiveBomb View Post
    Kind of beside the point, but the Vatican is not a 'holy site' that 90% of Christians dream of visiting. Heck, Christians only care about the Pope if they're Catholic.

    I'm having a hard time believing this isn't some hoax show. I mean - come on, people.
    It's no hoax, and you're right about the vatican. As a Christian, my ass would want to go straight to Jerusalem and surrounding areas where it all went down. I'd be bored stiff in Rome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Player View Post
    They would have better luck getting blood from a stone.
    Millions of stones have bled over the ages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiveBomb View Post
    Kind of beside the point, but the Vatican is not a 'holy site' that 90% of Christians dream of visiting. Heck, Christians only care about the Pope if they're Catholic.

    I'm having a hard time believing this isn't some hoax show. I mean - come on, people.
    I'm a Christian and not Catholic, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't want to visit the Vatican. It's still part of the history of my chosen religion, same as Israel and many parts of the Middle East. Visiting those places would open the doors of learning more about the religion the person chose to convert to. Lord knows we don't need any more ignorant people blindly following a faith they know little about.

    That may the one redeemable aspect of the whole game show idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Player View Post
    They would have better luck getting blood from a stone.
    no shit...or turning water into wine!

    heehee
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    no shit...or turning water into wine!

    heehee
    I'll be more impressed with walking on water.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy_vious View Post
    I'll be more impressed with walking on water.


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    What about leading the blind to see, or the lame to walk?????

    Heck, let's just go for the whole thing and say raise the dead!

 

 

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