Religion and reality TV: Is it a match made in heaven?

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  • Stormwalker Cleveland , OH
    June 15, 2014 9:20 a.m.

    Contrived. Carefully scripted. Artificial situations and antics that have nothing to do with real life. Dedicated fans and huge incomes.

    Religion and reality TV are different sides of the same coin.

    As Duck Dynasty has demonstrated, contrived situations and pious sentiments coupled with an endless supply of cheesy merchandise results in buckets and buckets of money coming in. In the middle American masses are comforted by the opium and are willing to buy more and more of it.

  • riverofsun St.George, Utah
    June 14, 2014 10:18 a.m.

    Just one more reason to cancel the outrageously expensive cable TV system.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    June 14, 2014 9:03 a.m.

    I agree with the position that this is more spectacle than anything. These shows rarely represent religion as I have seen it in various Christian denominations or Jewish homes.

    To paraphrase Maria Von Trapp. It is an interesting story, but it is not our story.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 14, 2014 8:28 a.m.

    So called 'reality' tv is the easiest, cheapest, and arguably worst of what television has offered.

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    June 14, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    This article is truly interesting to me, considering my beliefs about "reality TV" and "religion". My first belief is that there is very little, if aany, real in "reality" We are pretty much where we are today because people can't or won't seperate "TV" from "reality". TV, videos, computer games are all fiction and make believe and if watched must be treated as such. Therefore, the only "reality TV" I watch is "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars". My second belief is that my religion is true and I believe fervently in it. So therefore it can't have anything to do with "reality TV" The media's one goal is to get higher ratings. My religion's one goal is to get me back to Heavenly Father, the two have nothing to do with each other. But that's just my opinion.