Over two decades ago, home improvement shows found their Christopher Columbus in a chunky, lovable bear kind of guy named Bob Vila. Before Bob, only contractors and real estate people knew what was going on inside old houses being prepped for sale or being flipped for profit.
These days we have a whole bunch of home makeover and home improvement shows, and the vast majority of them are enjoyed by average people who enjoy their homes and their lives and their families. They are just contented people who don’t intrude on others or force their agenda.
Sounds okay, right? No harm done, right? WRONG!
American Atheists Crusaders– a militant group who believes that NOT BELIEVING is a religion – are trying to censor these shows…and the producers who make these shows have actually caved in to their unbelievably draconian demands.
With any home improvement kind of show we get the ultimate reveal at the end. The couple comes home and finds that their old dumpy shack is now a dream house. Sometimes their weed-tangled backyard is magically transformed into a quiet haven away from home – complete with fire feature and water feature and a whole bunch of plants and fixtures that came from Lowes.
Okay — so at the end of the show they have a big reveal, and almost everyone shrieks, “OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!”
They say it over and over and over. No one, however, has ever said, “Oh my quantum universe that is governed by science!” No — that has never been said.
Nobody seems to be an atheist when their house get’s a makeover…but that’s about to change.
An atheist group in the USA — Atheist American Crusaders — is offended by this “Oh my God” exclamation being uttered time and time again on home makeover shows which air during prime time TV hours. Their latest crusade against Christianity is to have these words censored or removed from TV shows which are aired during what they call, “family hours.”
“We are raising our children to believe in science and reality, and not somebody else’s unrealistic sky daddy” said Millie DeBaakre who lives in Manhattan with her life partner Josette and their four children — ages 7 through 14.
“How would you feel if every time you turned on your favorite TV show within earshot of your children, some idiot was shouting out, ‘F**k that sh*t! F**k that Sh*t!’? After many years that kind of foul language has an impact on young ears. It causes a lot of damage. Saying, ‘Oh my god,” is foul language to us. We don’t believe in god and we don’t want our children hearing people cry out to a fantasy being.
“We like to watch the show Extreme Home Makeovers and Bath Crashers, but our kids are always asking, ‘Who is god? Why do these people all thank somebody named god when they get a new room or new furniture or fire feature or patio or landscaping or garden?’ How do we explain that to our kids? How do we answer that?
“The people who get chosen for these shows should be forced to sign an agreement where they state openly that they will not call out to their stupid and imaginary god just because somebody fixed their house.”
Of course Millie and Josette have no trouble answering when their kids ask why they have two mothers or why Millie has full sleeve tattoos and a crew cut with a grey streak in the front and a ponytail just like the biker guy who works in the gas station. that’s all perfectly natural.
Atheist America Crusaders have petitioned dozens of production companies and networks. You’d think of course that no one would pay attention to them, but that’s not the case.
“We have a promise from several shows that in the future, the participants will be told in advance not to use the expression ‘Oh My God’ because it is offensive to a lot of people who do not believe in god and do not want god in their lives. According to one major studio executive, they will add this disclaimer to all releases signed by people whose homes are chosen for these kinds of shows.”
What you are seeing here is a small group of people pulling rank and FORCING something on the vast majority of Americans…and they’re winning. Home makeover TV shows are caving in one after another.
“One show is called ‘I’m Coming Home’ and in each episode a family is surprised when their family member comes home unexpectedly from a tour of military duty. The kids or the spouse gets very excited and often someone shouts out ‘Oh my god,” but we do not expect this show to follow the rule because we have to pretend, just like the people in Hollywood, that we support the military people. We secretly despise the military and all the people involved, but we pretend we do because we like the life we have and we might as well let somebody else die for us if that’s what they sign up for basically.”
Here is a list of shows who are banning the use of the expression “OH MY GOD” from their home improvement shows —->Damned Shows by Atheists.