The Reality God

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I did it again…suffered through an entire season of Survivor gasping and rolling my eyes at how much the contestants use and abuse the christian god.  Every single episode was filled with tribal prayers, prayers by contestants on who they should vote out, conversations about wins and losses being in god’s hands, doing god’s will, not wanting to disappoint god, wanting to be a good, honest christian, and god used as a manipulation tool to coerce and convince people that one has been given a clear, christian answer in the game of Survivor.

Really, people?  Really?

I wonder do christians sit at home watching this show thinking what an awesome avenue it is for god to get his word out through contestants on a reality t.v. show?  Or are many christians more like me gagging on their food with the amount of nonsense oozing from these game show contestants?
My guess is that many christians are on both sides of this.  I know christians who have prayed for everything from where to place the furniture in their house and they praise god when they figure out where the couch looks best.  This type of christian probably praises shows like Survivor.  And I know christians who don’t believe god cares to participate in the little daily activities of our lives.  He could care less if my couch looks good on this wall or that one.  Much like me they probably choke on a few kernels of popcorn during these episodes.

But my question is this: God, when are you going to stop playing reality t.v. game shows and start…

Saving the children in the Horn of Africa?


A doctor examines Mihag Gedi Farah, a seven-month-old child who weighs just 3.4kg,  in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee, IRC, in Dadaab, Kenya
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8663176/Horn-of-Africa-drought-starving-children-suffer-during-famine-in-Somalia.html?image=1



Or Give Us a Cure for Cancer?

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2653576/


Or Control Natural Disasters that Kill Hundreds of Thousands?

Japan: The tsunami wave crashes over the sea wall in Miyako City and (right) the smouldering remains of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8382734/Japan-earthquake-timeline-of-the-disaster-from-tsunami-to-nuclear-crisis.html



Or Put a Stop to senseless murders made in the name of God?

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http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/holocaust/photoessay.htm


Or Put an End to the Suffering of the Innocent?

A God who spent some energy on handling a few of these issues is one that might get my attention.  A god who continues to care about who wins a million dollars on a stupid game show will continue to get my scorn and disbelief.  

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About ThinkingWithVitality

Wife, Mama, Certified Wellness Life Coach, Certified Vet Tech, adoption and special needs advocate, adventure seeker, wannabe vegetarian, freethinker, knowledge hunter, secular humanist. Love writing, distance running, cycling, hiking, photography, nature, essential oils, natural medicine, traveling, RVs and tents, reading, adventures, organizing, authentic living, good beer, acoustic music and happy to have landed in Costa Rica for this moment in time.

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