SURVIVOR | The Battle for Your Immortal Soul Edition

by Alex

in Spiritual Humor, Spiritual Lifestyle, Spiritual Resources

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Coming this Fall to CBS…just kidding.

If you happen to be a fan of Turkish network broadcasting (as most Americans are), you’ll definitely have heard of the new reality show craze that’s sweeping the Ottoman Empire. It’s called Penitents Compete!

The premise: 10 atheists must make it through a gauntlet of religious leaders whose sole mission is to convert them to God. It’s a veritable Battle Royale: an imam, a priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk have one week to save the souls of the 10 godless heathens.

While some fear the program could create problems (do you think?), one sociologist says this just shows the yearning to learn more about religions

Instead of “Outwit, Outplay, Outlast”, the tagline is “Believe, Repent, God will Forgive You”

How did Mark Burnett NOT come up with this?

This show is supposed to air on the Turkish channel Kanal T.

UPDATE: 7/3/09 – Reuters just picked up the story and has some developing news.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

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Jay Louis June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

This is hilarious. Would they get Trump to be an honorary imam?

Chris July 1, 2009 at 6:10 am

I want to know if there will be an actual gauntlet for them to run through. Haunted house style.

Alex July 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

@ Jay – I think getting Trump would cause an international incident. Though I’ve heard that many people pray at the altar of His Hair.

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