Skip to comments.Lessons From God via "Dude, You're Screwed"
Posted on 02/23/2014 7:48:28 AM PST by Kaslin
One of my favorite TV shows is DUDE, YOURE SCREWED.
For those not hip to the show, below is the lowdown from their website. Check it out:
In DUDE, YOURE SCREWED, five of the worlds most elite, thrill-seeking survivalists will find out
Unprepared and left to fend for yourself, what would you do if you were captured, blindfolded and taken to an unknown, remote location? Viewers are about to find out as these five survivalists must prove they have what it takes week after week as they play this game that puts all of their skills to the ultimate test.
Each survivalist has a different background:
Terry Schappert, a Green Beret, A -Team leader, medic, sniper and close combat specialist
John Hudson, an Extreme Survival Instructor for the UK Royal Air Force
Matt Graham, a primitive skills expert and a desert survival instructor
Jake Zweig, a former Navy SEAL, certified in Surface Warfare & as a dive safety officer and helicast master
Tom Moore, a veteran Army Scout, bush craft master and wilderness guide
Each survivalist is captured one at a time by the other four. The capture could take place at work, at home, at a coffee shop, ANYWHERE! They must always be on guard. Then, they are dropped in one of the worlds harshest environments and must make their way back to civilization, alive and unscathed, all within 100 hours, or its game over!
Meanwhile, the other four compatriots monitor and scrutinize the targets progress (and vital signs) from a nearby remote command center. Its man against nature (and his four best friends) as each action-packed, dramatic episode of DUDE, YOURE SCREWED crisscrosses the globe from dense jungles to frigid glaciers to match wits in this game of survival.
With reputations and bragging rights on the line, do these guys have what it takes to survive the ultimate challenge?
Here are some biblical lessons I jotted down that were underscored in DUDE, YOURE SCREWED!
1. This test-from-hell is on purpose. God, like the survivalists friends, will put us in predicaments thatll take us to our limits. Please note that the friends arranged for the others testing. God also arranges for our faith to be tested (Jas.1:2-4). We must note this because he will allow life to stretch us like the elastic in Rosie ODonnells massive panties. Ah, whats the matter? They didnt tell you that in Sunday School? As this show and the Bible point out, our job is to be prepared when the crap hits the fan.
2. Expect it when you least expect it (1Pet.5:8). Another interesting little ditty drawn from this program was the surprise attack launched upon the unexpected party. The survivalist featured in each of the episodes has to live in an enhanced state of readiness to avoid being captured by his psycho pals. In the chance that they do get captured and whisked off to Mount Kill-A-Wussy they need to make do with what they have on hand and the various weird tools and accouterments the captors afford them once they dump them off in the middle of nowhere to fend for themselves. According to Jesus, we too have to be ready at all times because we do not know when the storms, winds and floods are gonna rock our world (Mat.7:24-27).
3. Gods watching and will be there if we crash and burn. God, like these adrenaline junkies, both arranges for our testing and is ever watchful and will be there at a moments notice to aid and/or extract us from the adversity should we start tapping out. In, DUDE, YOURE SCREWED! as much as the other survivalist want to see what the other is made of, they also dont do it to such an extent that it destroys the one thats cooking in the crucible. And, according to the Scripture (1Cor.10:13), neither does God.
4. True brotherhood. From a fellowship standpoint, the Special Ops of DUDE, YOURE SCREWED! want each other to thrive versus die like most small-minded Christians. Id much prefer hanging around these gents versus a lot of back-stabbing weasel pastors and Christians that Ive had to fellowship with. 1000pts for the true brotherhood depicted on this show (1Cor.12;12-26).
5. We have a reputation to uphold (Rom.8:31-39). These men got through insane obstacles in DUDE, YOURE SCREWED via wits, willpower and pride. They want to prove, we have what it takes. I wish more Christians would be like that when they start going through rough patches.
We need to understand we represent the King of Kings, that hes given us all things for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3) and that we have what it takes to get over this mountain; and we should be spiritual survivalists as an act of worship in honor of him, the Unconquerable Christ. Uh, earth to church. We do kind of have a reputation of hardiness to uphold, duh.
As far as Im concerned, this overcomers spirit, thats championed in DUDE, YOURE SCREWED!, is much more appealing to me than being a defeated Christian whos rolled up in the corner of a the room, in the fetal position, sucking his thumb, wearing a big-ass Christian diaper because they had to go over a molehill in the Garden of Eden.
I do think the fact that you know you’re being monitored and that it’s for a finite time changes the outcome. I remember going on a “survival campout” in Boy Scouts, where we had to “live off the land” for 2 days or such. All we could bring was our knives, clothes on our backs, a sleeping bag, and a limited amount of “pemmican”, like the old explorers ate (although our moms got by substituting beef jerky and raisins). The fun of trying to find edible plants wore off pretty quick and we decided to drink water, ration our pemmican, and conserve energy (laying in the sun). When the time was up the scout leader felt badly enough he took us to the nearest town for cheeseburgers, but we got our merit badges.
It’s fun to watch, but like of these ‘reality’ shows completely staged.
In one show, the guys builds a forge and turns a golf club into a tomahawk.... Really?
Fun to watch and even entertaining. Real? Not hardly.
Every episode begins by one of these 'elite survivalists' being captured in some A-Team-like operation and dropped off somewhere in which they must survive.
The camera angles, audio quality, choreography, and acting all SCREAM "staged", yet the show's audience is supposed to believe it's real.
Another one for the Professional Wrestling dupes.
I fully agree.
Only watched the first two episodes (partly, at that), but the “rest of the guys” were generally behaving like a bunch of drunk frat-boys with their stupid little antics... annoying, to say the least. It’s just another rehash of dozens of similar TV programs...badly done.