Tuesday, April 05, 2005

No Big Brother

Well, after three months of a massive selection process, five lots of auditions, interviews and questionnaires, I can finally say with certainty that I shall not be entering the Big Brother House in 2005!!

I was meant to have received a call by last week, but didn't, so its all over! I'm actually a little more disappointed than I thought I would be, I mean having made the final 300 I thought I was in with a good chance.

I really thought the young minister card would have worked a treat, not being your stereotypical minister, and also being a little different to your average 22 year old footballing yobbo.

Judging by the amount of quite sexual games they tried to make us play in all of the auditions, I seriously reckon the fact that I wouldn't have had sex on the show may have dimished my chances.

Its funny, because I had no real specific driving reason to go on the show, I guess just being such an attention-seeker, the idea totally appealed to me. I would have loved breaking down a lot of the stereotypes of what Christians are like, but that totally wasn't my main aim. I think the producers may have been worried about me wanting to go in there and try and convert the housemates, as they asked me heaps about that.

I reckon my main concern would have been how they portrayed me, as its so easy for them to manipulate the footage however they want, and try and show me as some drinking swearing heathen, or as the real prick, or the really dodgy guy trying to pick up all the time. Although I'm totally comfortable with my own integrity, and the fact I'm none of those things, I was thinking a lot about how easily little actions can be taken out of context.

The other thing that I reckon would have really done my head in would have been being aware of how much of a role model for a lot of young Christians I would be, particularly teenagers. Just that feeling of all of your actions and words being totally scrutinised, all of my totally incomplete theologies being broadcast to the world, it could have been a very scary thing. Something that would have been made even harder by the fact that I wouldn't have been able to journal any of my thoughts, or talk them through with somebody with whom I see eye to eye on spiritual matters.

So so many dilemmas, luckily none of which I have to face this year, but maybe next year....

14 comments:

Garth said...

I'm disappointed for you too mate. The shattering the stereotype of typical pastor, or Christian is so important. The title of McLaren's book "A New Type of Christian" would suit your ambition but its not to be. Typical though that they were afraid of how your faith would be played out....converting people.

Oh ...and there's all that free beer you'll miss out on too!

mase said...

hey man!
so, you wouldn't have been able to journal any of your thoughts? how come? arent u allowed to do that?
that'd screw me up!!! haha

Digger said...

Yeah I know Garth-bummer on both fronts! Have you read the book-I thought it was brilliant! Most helpful book I've read in a long time. BTW, I'll answer your questions soon!

Digger said...

Yeah you're not allowed to write anything at all Mase, I guess it just makes pretty poor television. Makes sense but would be way hard!

Sarah L said...

well thats bad!
grr, so many people wrly on journalisticness (is dat a word??) to get by n i would have thort haveing a 22yr old minister would have mad it more weird & twisted (not that ur weird & twisted...actually far from it lol) i mean thats wat they're aiming 4 right?

Sarah L said...

by the way theat wrly word was supposed to be rely...mmm my bad :-)

Sarah L said...

mmm... and haveing... im so dodgy typing... :-)
Sare xxxx

Marx Kernow said...

Phew...Im glad to hear you didnt get on this. Todd Flanders, Guy Sebastian and Digger......lets keep getting Christians on the screen....whatever...Big Brother is all thats culturally wrong with late capitalism. Its crap. Its bread and circus SMS democracy for the cyber generation. Jesus didnt go on Big Frater Live at the Colliseum he started a community! Get back to reality-work Digger!
Christian was just a term of abuse given by threatened people committed to maintaining the social status quo, lets not bother redeeming terms of abuse..... lets just keep fucking up the status quo in the name of the love of Christ and let them call us what they want. Amen

Digger said...

Haha, thanks for the comments Marcus! No doubt you'll get in my ear about it next retreat! I still reckon it would have been heaps fun, but life goes on hey!

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