Friday, July 3, 2009

Convert An Atheist Game Show

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.

You can read the rest here.

Some questions:
-Do you think that this sort of contest will ever produce a respectable result?
-Would you watch it?
-Would you participate?
-Do you think the network is more concerned with ratings than conversions?
-Do you see this as an effective means to convert atheists to a religion?
-If you are atheist, what are your thoughts about this? Is it laughable to you?

1 comment:

ExPatMatt said...

This is unbelievable!

As an atheist, I would be converting to Buddhism right off the bat purely on the basis that I'd love to go to Tibet!

How can you possibly know if someone has genuinely converted? It's so stupid. What prize do the atheists get if they de-convert one of the religious leaders?...