My former soul-owner Jim Henderson is developing a reality TV show called “Save Me!” It’s kind of like The Real World except all the people living in the house have different religious beliefs that they’re all very passionate about — and their goal is to convince everyone they’re right.
We want true believers who will go to any length to spread their message, whether that’s saving people from hell, warning people about the end of the world or simply “saving” people from religion altogether.
Actors need not apply! We want real practitioners — people who are willing and able to spend several weeks living in close quarters with others for no pay while spreading a personal faith message to millions of people.
Contestants will play for the opportunity to have their message heard and possibly win converts, as well as the chance to win a significant cash prize that will be donated to the cause or organization of the winner’s choice.
He talks about it a little more here:
I can’t vouch for how this will go, but it’s an intriguing idea, and some of you might savor the chance to live in a house full of theists where debating religious beliefs is fully expected. (Some of you are probably in that scenario on a daily basis already…)
I’m not sure how many different beliefs will be represented in that house. Right now, the website mentions a lot of flavors of Christianity, but little diversity outside of that. I want to see Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists in that house.
Also, I hope there’s a psychological test in store for everyone who is cast for the show. When passions are stirred this high, you want to be sure you’re dealing with people who know how to handle conflict properly.
Anyway, more information is here.
Personally, I think the show would be even better if one false belief was kicked out of the house each week until the atheist was left standing… but if we’re going by popular vote, the Christian would win every time.
Religion is so damn complicated…