We all know that the United States of America was founded on the word of God and a strong belief in him. However, as a recent “Jeopardy” episode attests to, we’ve come a long way from then – and that’s not a good thing.
During this episode, host Mayim Bialik asked, “Matthew 6:9 says, ‘Our Father, which art in heaven,’ this ‘be they name.”
The correct answer, according to Jeopardy rules, was “What is hallowed?”
But not a single one of the three adult contestants could answer with such.
As many people on social media noted, it’s a rather shocking and sad thing. I mean, if you recognize the biblical address or the words, you probably know that this is the opening to what is called the Lord’s prayer. You probably also know that this is one of the most repeated and well-known passages in the entire Bible.
Did anyone else notice that ALL THREE Jeopardy contestants tonight, couldn't even fill in the blank, one word, on the opening line of The Lord's Prayer? Kind of fits in today's Biden America. So sad.
— Dan Ayars (@ayars_dan) June 14, 2023
In fact, here in the United States, the Lord’s Prayer was often quoted at the beginning of each day in public schools nationwide, soon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
And yet, no one on Jeopardy knew it.
As one user said, “While it may not be a sign of the end times, (it) DEFINITELY speaks volumes about Americans and their faith… or lack of.”
Jeopardy and The Lord's Prayer.
While it may not be a sign of the end times, if DEFINITELY speaks volumes about Americans and their faith…or lack of.
— NC_Boy59 (@NCBoy59) June 14, 2023
Sadly, it speaks of an America that has lost its way and forgotten its roots and her God.
Of course, it shouldn’t be all that surprising when we look at today’s society. One quick look around, with all its trans-friendly moves, abortion rights, and a general lack of respect for humankind, will tell you that America is far from the nation it used to be.
And no – not all of that is a good thing.
If this isn’t a wake-up call to Christians in every US state, it should be. We are losing the battle. Let’s make sure that doesn’t continue.