There are some great prizes being given away on television like $1 million, new cars, or vacations. But one new game show in Turkey is beating them all out. They’re giving away God. Yup. The Creator.ShortNews reports:
New Game Show Will Try to Turn Atheists Into Believers
Kanal T, a television station in Turkey, is preparing to launch a new game show in September which features spiritual guides from four faiths that will attempt to convert atheists into believers. Winners go to Mecca, Jerusalem, Tibet, or the Vatican.
Not everyone is on board with “Penitents Compete,” with a Muslim representative in Turkey saying: “Doing something like this for the sake of ratings is disrespectful to all religions. Religion should not be a subject for entertainment programs.”
A Kanal T spokesman said: “We are giving the biggest prize in the world, the gift of belief in God. 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.”
But overall I’m cool with it. The winner gets God. It’s not like God is relegated to one of the “lovely parting gifts” for the losers. God is the grand prize. But that brings to mind a point that may not have been worked out yet. I wonder what the losers get. Let’s decide what the loser gets? Any recommendations?
Maybe a date with Richard Dawkins?