‘Penitents Compete' Game Show Causes Controversy

By: Rose Nazarali - Published: Jul 6, 2009 • References: cbc & asylum
'Penitents Compete' is a Turkish game show based on attempting to convert atheists. The winner will win a pilgrimage to the holy site of their choice.

The controversial game show is putting a Greek Orthodox priest, a Rabbi, a Muslim Imam, and a Buddhist monk up against each other to see who can convert the most of 10 atheists in each episode.

While many feel that ‘Penitents Compete’ is a great way to encourage inter-faith relations, many argue that religion should not be a source of television entertainment.

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