The Amazing Race 11/11/2007 *Spoilers*

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  1. Nov 13, 2007 #81 of 135
    bareyb

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    My interpretation of their statement is that God would help them win, but that God doesn't care if they do. The power is there for anyone to draw from if they choose to link up to it. I would only want to win the race if that was part of God's plan for me. Therefore you trust, you do your best, and you play with integrity. If you win you were supposed to win, if you lose you were supposed to lose. Some of the worst things that have ever happened to me (or so it seemed at the time) turned out to open doors (and windows) to a better life I never would have known existed. I wouldn't dare to think I know what's best for me. That's been proven wrong far too many times. I just take the next positive action and hope (to God) I'm heading in the right direction. That's how God works for me.

    Side Note: The new owners seem to be more lenient than the old one. :D
     
  2. Nov 13, 2007 #82 of 135
    JLucPicard

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    Of course God has an intense interest in the outcome of The Race - Romber got knocked out All-Stars, didn't they??? :D
     
  3. Nov 13, 2007 #83 of 135
    Jebberwocky!

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    what if God were one of us?

    IF there were a God, then Romber surely would have won!
     
  4. Nov 13, 2007 #84 of 135
    Rolf

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    It was nice to see religious contestants on a reality show that didn't come across as arrogant or crazy. A huge improvement over the Weavers or the "God predestined me to win" group on last season's Big Brother.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2007 #85 of 135
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    They seem like very wonderful people who have great love and faith for God. I think they would have said this if that's what they wanted to say.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2007 #86 of 135
    NinerK

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    The two female ministers really were refreshing as others have mentioned.

    Wasn't it the single mom and her daughters in the "Family" edition of TAR that prayed a lot or at least on occasion during the show?

    They were annoying. These two ladies are clearly humble servants. :up:
     
  7. Nov 13, 2007 #87 of 135
    IJustLikeTivo

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    I bet if they tithed, god would have kept them in. ;)
     
  8. Nov 13, 2007 #88 of 135
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    What denomination are you?

    God accepts all denominations my child....
     
  9. Nov 13, 2007 #89 of 135
    Steve_Martin

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    Ones, tens, hundreds... :D
     
  10. Nov 13, 2007 #90 of 135
    NinerK

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    Exactly
     
  11. Nov 13, 2007 #91 of 135
    stellie93

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    Yeah, they were nice, but not Race material. Why do slow people always say, but we'll make it up by racing smart? They never seem to realize that there are lots of people there who are smart and fast. ;)
     
  12. Nov 13, 2007 #92 of 135
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    Like most, I miss the ministers - and really applaud that statement (they HAD to have watched the Family Edition with the Weavers to prompt them to say that!).

    But they were not there for a race.

    I'm the first guy who likes a "stop and enjoy your experience a bit" team. But they didn't seem to be putting any effort into, well, moving fast - not running, but not trying to think their way into possible time saving moves.
     
  13. Nov 13, 2007 #93 of 135
    Anubys

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    I nearly fell out of my chair when CBS showed the ministers kissing...I don't have a problem with it at all, but I thought for sure the idiots would be out in force protesting it...

    maybe there's hope for all of us after all :)
     
  14. Nov 13, 2007 #94 of 135
    NinerK

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    Interesting thought. IIRC there have been many gay/lesbian couples on TAR. Have they NEVER shown a kiss before?
     
  15. Nov 13, 2007 #95 of 135
    Inundated

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    Nah. It usually takes a few weeks for these folks to notice, and the ministers are off the show now.

    I was wondering how the "married lesbian ministers" angle was going to play in certain parts of the country.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2007 #96 of 135
    NinerK

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    :confused: I must have missed the last round of "idiots" protesting TAR and Gay Ministers. I mean, I know conservative Christians have protested Gays and Gay Ministers, but do they really pop up and protest every time there's a gay kiss on tv?

    If so, then yes they are idiots; I don't recall protests everytime there's a gay kiss.
     
  17. Nov 14, 2007 #97 of 135
    appleye1

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    I don't either. That was pretty much resolved way back in '94 when Rosanne locked lips with Mariel Hemingway wasn't it? :)
    I know. It's sad because they could have turned into one of those teams that you really love - the ones that are having fun and enjoying the experience. But to be able to do that they have to be engaged in the race. They can't lose sight of the fact that they have to compete.
     
  18. Nov 14, 2007 #98 of 135
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    I'm sitting here reading this and just CRACKING UP!

    Everyone applauds that comment and goes on talking about how refreshing they would have been, they're not the typical "Christian" people who totally get on your nerves and act obnoxiously, etc., etc., etc.

    We saw a decidedly abbreviated piece of the "who they are" stuff and *poof*, they're gone. I'm not convinced that they may not have turned out just as obnoxious or annoying as many others have once we were exposed more to them as the race went on. How long did it take for the Weavers to be on everybody's "hate 'em" list.

    I mean, come on, these are the same ministers who gave us the "The Amazing Race is a love letter to the world" line! Man, I wanted to punch someone for that line! :)

    I am a Christian, so this is not some anti-Christian ranting. I just found as many reasons to be annoyed with them as I did to like them - and maybe even more reasons to be annoyed. I would have rather seen Ronald gone first (through no fault of his daughter), but I was not unhappy to see the dear ministers gone at this point. I want to see competitors throughout the race, not tourists.
     
  19. Nov 14, 2007 #99 of 135
    danplaysbass

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    Mark me as one who did not like the ministers. The bike task was painful!

    "Wait, I lost concentration, can you backtrack for me?"

    I mean, what the heck is that? Who does that? You are in a RACE and you are taking your time leisurely looking and chatting. They did not want to win this thing.

    Also, I know TAR producers want a diverse group of contestants but sometimes they go too far. I have no problem with people who are gay/lesbian. I, however, cannot reconcile that they are ministers. That equation just doesn't balance out for me.
     
  20. fmowry

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    Agreed. If I want to see non-racer types I'll watch "Amazing Leisurely Touristy Travel Show". :rolleyes:

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