I feel like they must all have been prompted about how they feel about their religions. It was just so random that suddenly everyone was talking about it.
Bummed the twins are gone, they were growing on me too. Their screams over the elephants was amusing. Plus it is in stereo! Also loved how they did not beg and aware they were in a poor area.
Boarders - are these the same guys as previous weeks. So strange how religion got mentioned so much by them, and in a way that turns me off.
Bickersib - Jennifer - so much better comment on religion, plus they were gettting along much better, all the good will the boarders lost went to them.
Grandparents - luv their joy over Armani and Marcus winning - so cute.
Zac & Dad - something about them, I don't like. The Dad seems smug, but mistakes are made.
The elephants were way cool, and next week looks promising.
And the Boarders had me rolling my eyes at times. God's will? How about free will. And how about showing a little respect for other religions. But I guess God personally told them that the Bible is what makes everything clear. They came across as arrogant, narrow-minded, and disrespectful . But, they do play a good game.
I needed the twins to get the boot, so I'm happy with the result, but their joy at the experiences of the day was pretty fab.
It would have been so awesome if Laurence/Zach had been eliminated due to the bus shenanigans though Laurence really is a tool.
I see the boarders as being upfront and honest in their comments this episode, including those in front of the temple ... not even a bit disrespectful. They did not shout it, they didn't turn to the clue lady and "correct" her, they just continued to be candid and thoughtful. I can imagine Buddhists TAR Asia racers, standing in front of St. Patrick's Church in DC, thinking and perhaps stating the same thing as the boarders did.
Has the USA become so darned afraid of offending others that we cannot share our thoughts ... even our most cherished and strongly held thoughts -- i.e. religion? Or, per conversation here, is it a problem only when it's Christianity being shared?
And the idea that it is the Christians in this country who are the ones treated so poorly when they express their religious beliefs is really absurd.
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Zach might be a good racer, if he didn't have to deal with his controlling "know-it-all" Dad.
I feel sorry for him.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
I can't imagine it either. Some other religions? Sure. And it would be just as annoying.
They were more than respectful, IMO.
This.Has the USA become so darned afraid of offending others that we cannot share our thoughts ... even our most cherished and strongly held thoughts -- i.e. religion? Or, per conversation here, is it a problem only when it's Christianity being shared?
And in response to your second question, that seems to be the case unfortunately.
Jennifer was far classier, simply respecting the different religion without needing to state how much better her beliefs are.
ITA with Genevieve. And yes, I'd say the same if the religions were reversed.
I'm kinda annoyed they had to show that since it's brought my opinion of the surfers down when I had been enjoying seeing them racing well. Now, eh.
Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.
I do agree that editing is a huge part of the plot to any reality show, and I've enjoyed the Boarders up to this point and I am sure to think it again. It was just a tad disappointing - but as I said, I prefer to think that their uncharacteristic poor showing on this leg was karma They'll get over it and so will we (unless this is just a preview of the rest of the race...)