Comments on: Turkish TV gameshow looks to convert atheists http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jairo Mejia http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-14084 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 18:43:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-14084 Atheists and Gnostics are right in most of their thinkingIt has been common among religious believers to look with misgiving to atheists and Gnostics, and to think that they are mistaken; however, in many instances the opposite is the truth; some religious beliefs are not just irrelevant, but baseless. The “God” of main line traditions simply does not exist. I accepted the challenge of finding the One who may be recognized even by Gnostics and atheists: the Existence itself, “All-That-Is.” If something is there, that is God. Look at the book “Christianity Reformed From ist Roots – A life centered in God” (Amazon.com). I am confident that some of your friends will be relieved of the illusion, as I did myself.Jairo Mejia, M. Psych., Santa Clara UniversityRetired Episcopal PriestCarmel Valley, Californiahttp://www.mbay.net/~jmejia/Gr udzen.htmhttp://www.mbay.net/~jmejia/Chu rcher.htm

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By: Jonathan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-13425 Wed, 08 Jul 2009 07:13:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-13425 There are several lines and events in the New Testament about not making a show of worship. Why do so many of these so-called Christians completely ignore that but remember obscure one-liners? Nowhere in the article does it state what the contestant will get if they don’t choose a religion either. Talk about holy bribery. Crap like this drives me closer to atheism every day.

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By: Jonas http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-13403 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 14:54:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-13403 I think this is a great idea if it is on the level. It just might be very entertaining. Just ensure that the atheists are for real – I suggest Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-13389 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 06:58:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-13389 you mean flat like the moon don,so you think “the man on the moon”is hanging on to the edge up there?actually biblical scholars interpret the meaning as a sphere, unless you think the firmament that covered the earth was one dimensional as well?

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By: Don http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-13381 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:02:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-13381 Brian. By definition a circle is flat. :) Now if the line said it was the sphere of the earth, or the oblate spheroid of the earth, then you’d have something. ;pPS: I find this show idea HILAROUS but I doubt they’re going to have any real athiests on the show. If they were really athiests they wouldn’t be converted by a silly TV show. And having all those religions in one place is just going to prove to have each of them poke holes in each other. Unless it’s fixed the only one I can see maybe getting any converts is the Buddist.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-13356 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 06:30:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-13356 wrong marcus,get your facts right.in the old testament right at the beginning, before there was any discussion about the earth being flat ,the bible talks about the “THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH”.

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By: Marcus http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-13338 Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:42:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-13338 I might add that the Christians, Muslims, and Jews will pull out the same old testament that says the Earth is flat, less than 10,000 years old, Sun orbits the Earth, evolution doesn’t exist, and so many other proven false tales. They don’t have a chance. The Buddhist will more likely say,”You may believe what you want. That is the beauty of life.”, to which the atheist and the Buddhist will then ditch such a dumb game show and go to the neighborhood pub and have a drink together.

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By: Marcus http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-13337 Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:30:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-13337 If atheists started such a game show to convert Christians to atheism, there would be a riot of holy rollers. But it is ironically funny in that this might just backfire and show the public just how justified atheists are in NOT believing in any of these religions. Here is an example:Game show Christian leader asks, “But how can you say Jesus does not exists when there is proof?”Atheist replies, “There is not even one proof that Jesus ever existed, not even as a mere mortal man.”Show quickly cuts to commercial…lol.

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By: Mark http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/07/03/turkish-tv-gameshow-looks-to-convert-atheists/comment-page-1/#comment-13333 Sat, 04 Jul 2009 17:59:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6906#comment-13333 This is HIGHLY offensive – ‘”We are giving the biggest prize in the world, the gift of belief in God,” Kanal T chief executive Seyhan Soylu told Reuters.”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,” Soylu said.’Who do they think they are to approve or not of anyone being an atheist? I don’t approve of their belief in non-existent dietys either, but I’m not trying to convert anyone. They’re just scared that people are turning away from religion in record numbers and that dilutes their power base and reduces donations to the church. It’s really all about money and power.

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