Raiders of the Net Ark

It seems nothing is sacred, nothing can escape the reach of the Big Brother treatment.Believe it or not, The Ark, an internet reality gameshow, starts this Easter Sunday and guess what? It is due to run for 40 days and nights. It is the invention of a satirical religious website known as Ship of Fools, hoping to stimulate Christians into religious and moral debates.

The players will take on the role of a dozen biblical saints and sinners locked in the cyber-ark, who are only able to communicate via speech bubbles from the comfort of their home PCs. It has the similar Diary Room where the contestants can bare all, to a God Almighty (the Arks version of Big Brother) sitting in judgement. Surprising the Ark doesn’t have a prize of �70K but isn’t a complete loss with its �666 cash prize.

Instead of the usual week-long evictions period, rivals will be voted off every 4th day, nomited by their peers and elected to walk the plank by the audience. It is trying to aim to get people more aware of religion without preaching. Although the only worry is where this is going to end. I’m a Rabbi Get Me Out of Here! or Priest Idol could be next. People who know me, know I am an atheist, but I am not making a dig, this is just me being curious.