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Conversions for Dollars

Turkish reality TV show to depict proselytizing for prizes

What do you get when you put a Muslim imam, a Greek Orthodox priest, a rabbi, a Buddhist monk and 10 atheists in the same room? Penitents Compete, a new reality TV show in Turkey, in which contestants from those religions try to convert atheists to their faith.

Those behind the program say they want to promote religious belief while educating Turkey's mostly Muslim population about other faiths.

"The project aims to turn disbelievers on to God," the station's deputy director, Ahmet Ozdemir, told the Hürriyet Daily News and Economic Review.

For the whole story, check out this piece in The Guardian.

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Posted:July 7, 2009 at 5:50PM
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