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Reality Survival Show 'Eden' Experiences a Fall of Its Own

Eden was to be a new kind of survival show on Britain's Channel 4: one in which "two dozen daring young strangers bid farewell to the modern world as we know it, bearing their hunting equipment and their wiles into the remote Scottish highlands with the aims of creating a new community from scratch."

They did so approximately one year ago, and now viewers are wondering what exactly happened to them.

Four episodes were aired last summer, but since then, "the wider world hasn't had a glimpse of what's been happening in their 600-acre patch of would-be paradise." In addition to the lack of new episodes, nothing has been posted to the show's social media accounts (aside from a reply to a commenter that the series would "come back on Channel 4 later [in 2017]").

The Aberdeen Press and Journal provides an explanation: Almost everyone in the original group bailed out.

The rest of the participants "resorted to smuggling in junk food and booze," and a local reported that "[s]ome of the participants were even seen in the dentist … needing treatment after eating chicken feed grit."

Potential Preaching Angles: According to the Press and Journal, "Just as in the biblical Eden, temptation proved too strong on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula." Though most of us may not have ventured into the wilderness for the sake of reality television, we may have undertaken ambitious endeavors in our own lives without proper planning, preparation, or trust in God's ultimate will—only to realize that "[a]s the heavens are higher than the earth, so are [God's] ways higher than [our] ways" (Isa. 55:9).

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