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.
Just one more reason to cancel the outrageously expensive cable TV system.
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.
So called 'reality' tv is the easiest, cheapest, and arguably worst of
what television has offered.
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.