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.