Thursday, August 28, 2008

Have you heard of the new reality show "make me a christian"?

To all those of you who cheered me up, in person or on that last blog post, thanks. :) I also should say I think I'm pmsing a bit so I took that stuff a little harder than I might have normally.

Anyway, do you want more weird stuff to check out? Here's a new reality TV show called "Make me a christian". View some clips here on the official site.
Christianity Today says  - A lap dancer, a lesbian, and a lapsed Christian with a pregnant girlfriend are among the participants on the U.K.'s newest reality show, Make Me a Christian, where Christian leaders attempt to bring a group of unlikely candidates to the faith. The show's premise is to find out if Christianity can help repair the moral fabric of British society.

The volunteers aim to live by the teachings of the Bible for three weeks, guided by the Rev. George Hargreaves, outspoken political activist and leader of the Christian Party, and his team of mentors. The participants take Communion, get their own Bibles, receive lessons on the correct way to view sex, and learn about service in soup kitchens.

Here's what I think, it's a little bit funny and mostly ridiculous, but if the point is really to introduce someone to God, this is not the way to do it. It's just a stunt. I wish that there was a show that displayed how people can be things that other people assume don't go together. We are all very multifaceted. And reality TV makes things too simple. Of course how would a person make a tv show about how wonderfully complex and dual natured people are?


Sarah said...

That is just too weird! I'm whole-heartedly a Christian, but some of us are loco!

Random Reflections said...

I saw this on TV here a few weeks ago. I only watched the first episode because I thought it was like "wife swap" for religion. I was not impressed.

They could have handled this so much more sensitively and not just taken the approach of pointing out people's 'faults' and how they need to change, instead of working out where they are at and meeting them there.