Recently I have been watching Big Brother 8 and there are a few people on there that are trying to defend their faith…to someone else on that show (an athiest). There is one obvious problem with the whole thing – it is all theologically biased.
First off, they are playing a game – in which the basis is for each person to compete to win (and only 1 person can win). Am I to believe that God wants the Christian people to win over and above anyone else on there? I am not sure scripture even backs that claim up. Apparently, all things being equal (rain/sunshine) – shows God treats all people equal irregardless of their belief systems.
Secondly, why should God even be concerned with a tv show/game? It’s like that old conundrum when two teams pray before the games – should God help one team over the other? Also, with these games meaning very little to the totality of life – just makes no sense that God would be concerned?
Thirdly, I cannot find in Jesus’ teachings good reasons for anyone to even so as think he would be concerned with a game-show. We are talking about a national show (watched by millions) for the enjoyment of the watchers – isn’t that type of exposure ‘reward enough’?
I watch the show and I saw the Christian people do things that run contrary to their very belief systems – as in calling people vicious names (bitch is an example) and outright flaunting of their belief system before others. I sometimes have to stop and wonder if they feel alright by merely ‘believing something’ and not by ‘living something’? All I am saying is theologically speaking – the beliefs they proport as Christian just might not be all that is to be said on the subject.