How many of you watched the first production of “The American Bible Challenge”? What did you think of it? The production is on Cable Television and not a religious program. None of the other listed programs are religious programs. Here are some more questions:
1. Is this Christian teaching and proselytization parading as a game show?
2. Is this “show” going to become a trend on Cable - a trend to promote religion in the form of a game show?
3. The company behind this Cable show is GSN. What do you think their target is in this program?
4. The money that is won on these programs goes to food kitchens. Is there a legal problem here?
5. Is there a problem anywhere in here which relates to the separation of church and state?
6. Should CSI and other Humanist, Freethinker, and Atheist groups oppose the screening of like programs?
7. Should CSI and other Humanist, Freethinker, and Atheist groups approach Cable Television for space and help to produce a similar game show (or shows) based on selected Humanist and Atheist texts?
I think there are all sorts of problems with the “American Bible Challenge” and that it behooves us to weed out the problems and confront them? Also, and even more importantly, I think we can use this Cable TV production to our benefit - it gives us an opportunity if we are smart and careful. However, we can also be forced into an attack mode which would not be a good thing. Let’s see what we can do with this.