New reality show pits religions against each other
July 6, 2009
By RACHEL GEIZHALS
Have you heard the one about a rabbi, an imam, a priest and a Buddhist monk?
It's no joke, but rather Turkey's latest reality show, which brings together leaders from four religions who attempt to convert non-believers to their respective faiths.
Penitents Compete features select religious authorities seeking to make believers out of 10 atheists - on camera.
Istanbul-based television station Kanal T plans to launch the show in September.
The prize for the converts? A trip to a holy site of the winner's newfound religion: Muslims will go to Mecca, Christians to the Vatican, Jews to Jerusalem and Buddhists to Tibet. the rest