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POSTED BY CORY DOCTOROW, JULY 4, 2009 6:54 AM | PERMALINK
A new Turkish game-show asks clerics to convert atheists and awards prizes for the most conversions; I think the atheists should get points for resisting the pitch, too -- it's only fair (and the atheists should win supreme if the cleric loses faith altogether!).
Faiths compete on Turkish game show (via Derren Brown)
A new game show on Turkish television will pit a Greek Orthodox priest, a rabbi, an imam and a Buddhist monk against one another in attempt to convert atheists to their respective religions.
In each episode of Penitents Compete, to be broadcast by Turkey's Kanal T television station in September, the four faith guides will try to persuade 10 atheists of the merits and truth of their creeds...
An eight-member team of theologians will vet contestants to ensure they really are atheists before deciding who will participate in the show.