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Lessons From God via "Dude, You're Screwed" ^ | February 23, 2014 | Doug Giles

Posted on 02/23/2014 7:48:28 AM PST by Kaslin

One of my favorite TV shows is DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED.

For those not hip to the show, below is the lowdown from their website. Check it out:

In DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED, five of the world’s 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 world’s harshest environments and must make their way back to civilization, alive and unscathed, all within 100 hours, or it’s game over!

Meanwhile, the other four compatriots monitor and scrutinize the target’s progress (and vital signs) from a nearby remote command center. It’s man against nature (and his four “best” friends) as each action-packed, dramatic episode of DUDE, YOU’RE 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, YOU’RE SCREWED!

1. This test-from-hell is on purpose. God, like the survivalist’s “friends“, will put us in predicaments that’ll take us to our limits. Please note that the “friends” arranged for the other’s “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 O’Donnell’s massive panties. Ah, what’s the matter? They didn’t 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. God’s 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 moment’s notice to aid and/or extract us from the adversity should we start tapping out. In, DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED! as much as the other survivalist want to see what the other is made of, they also don’t do it to such an extent that it destroys the one that’s 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, YOU’RE SCREWED! want each other to thrive versus die like most small-minded Christians. I’d much prefer hanging around these gents versus a lot of back-stabbing weasel pastors and Christians that I’ve 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, YOU’RE 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 he’s 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 I’m concerned, this overcomer’s spirit, that’s championed in DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED!, is much more appealing to me than being a defeated Christian who’s 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.

KEYWORDS: god; media; religion

1 posted on 02/23/2014 7:48:28 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Ok..I haven't seen but love the concept. My kind of show that give a s..t eating grin at the end
2 posted on 02/23/2014 7:57:39 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Kaslin

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.

3 posted on 02/23/2014 8:09:23 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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4 posted on 02/23/2014 8:30:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Kaslin

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.

5 posted on 02/23/2014 9:11:16 AM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Kaslin
I'm tired of being insulted by shows like this.

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.

6 posted on 02/23/2014 9:37:31 AM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: Kaslin
Uh, earth to church. We do kind of have a reputation of hardiness to uphold, duh.

Words chosen cavalierly by someone yet to endure a 'test' of consequence. or so it would seem. I wonder if the author's faith or bravado is on point.

Tests from God are not to be relished. Just ask Job.
7 posted on 02/23/2014 12:31:03 PM PST by BraveMan
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To: Washi

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.

8 posted on 02/23/2014 2:21:55 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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