Coincidence why Foxworthy hosts? Hardly
by Larry Simons
August 28, 2012
As if we needed [or even wanted] another quiz show on television. Not only do we not need one, but we sure as hell did not need one with this subject matter: the Bible.
The Game Show Network has premiered The American Bible Challenge, which began airing last week. Why? What exactly is the benefit of a quiz show that uses a book of irrelevant information, names, dates and teachings that are ridden with contradictions from cover to cover?
Why do we need this? What is the benefit at being knowledgeable about this topic? What job [outside of ones no one wants anyway, like pastors or priests] will you acquire by being a brainiac at Bible knowledge? I will tell you: None. Zippo.
It is hardly a coincidence that Jeff Foxworthy hosts the show. This is the same guy that hosts Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Does anyone think it is really a coincidence that the same host from a show in which the only requirement is to possess more knowledge than 11-year-old children was selected for this show as well? My point being that anyone who thinks knowledge of the Bible is worth anyone's time is probably not smarter than a 5th grader and no doubt has the I.Q. of a 9-year-old.
And why is it called the "American" Bible Challenge? Was the use of the word "American" chosen to distinguish it from the al Qaeda Bible Challenge on the Al Jazeera Network? Or was it, as I suspect, chosen to pacify the abundance of Christian nationalists in America [those who equate being a Christian with being an American, as if they are synonymous, as many [falsely] believe]? To those who say, "That's not the reason", I would like to submit the following question: Why not the American Quran Challenge?
What's next? The American Toilet Bowl Company Challenge [where contestants must possess encyclopedic knowledge of toilet bowl manufacturers]? To those who would call a show like this ludicrous, my reply is simple: At least a knowledge of toilet bowl companies might come in handy at least once in a person's lifetime because they just might need a new toilet at some point. The Bible on the other hand, I cannot say the same thing for.