Wednesday, August 1, 2012

American Bible Challenge

So Jeff Foxworthy is hosting a Bible trivia show on the Game Show Network.

I have to admit, the Bible is trivial, so it might be a good idea. I've never been a huge fan of Foxworthy, but I'm sorry to see his career go downhill. He's steadily moved deeper into cable the last few years. What comes after deep cable these days? Deep Internet?

I have some questions about the Bible I'd like answered, but I doubt they'll go there. I have some questions about the show too. The promo makes it look like church members will be playing for charities. Will they let atheists play for secular organizations? Studies show the average atheist knows more about the Bible than the average theist. I might tune in for that. Hell, The Bible is generally my best category on Jeopardy.


  1. Hmmm. Something tells me they'll be avoiding questions about the Canaanite genocide, the grisly fate of gays, or what God allows men to do to women they take captive in war.

    1. You'd make a depressing (but accurate) host, Ahab. :-)

  2. I think this show will have to be pretty boring...they will certainly avoid all of the controversial stuff. It would be great if they let some atheists on there. No doubt, many would do well. I had no idea that Foxworthy was a bible-thumper.

  3. We need a sleeper agent in the writers room making up questions.

  4. I watch Jeopardy almost every night, as an Atheist I am AMAZED about how many Bible questions I am able to get right.