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07-04-2009, 01:22 PM
I wonder what the atheist converts get (apart from the joy of giving up their superstition).

Reuters: Game show looks to convert atheists (

By Daren Butler

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - 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.

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07-04-2009, 01:52 PM
A team of theologians will ensure that the atheists are truly non-believers and are not just seeking fame or a free holiday.I wonder how they'll do that. Wave their magic holy wands and see if a red "A" appears on my forehead?

07-04-2009, 02:08 PM
I'm pretty sure they'll stick with the tried and true methods. If someone weighs the same as a duck, they're an atheist.

07-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Or it could just be government propaganda, where viewers get to watch all these "atheists" suddenly profess their love for Islam, the best religion (of course).

In any case, what's the prize for not converting? A free trip to Norway or Japan?

07-04-2009, 10:57 PM
This could be interesting...... I would be curious to see if some atheists are converted from the panel itself, and not the contestents. Either way, I don't see things going all that well. I see it going like that talk show host Jenny, i think it was, that invited a guy to her show to reveal his crush, then it turned out to be a guy with the crush, who then, a couple weeks later was murdered so.....

07-05-2009, 11:47 AM
I'd fake a conversion to go to Tibet!

07-05-2009, 03:44 PM
In any case, what's the prize for not converting? A free trip to Norway or Japan?

They can go to Hell