BBC's songs of praise, a bit of a rant.
Not a big rant, I just can’t get that emotional about it, but why is Bill Turnble, a respected BBC news reader, narrating songs of praise like it was the given truth on a supposed unbiased station like BBC1 at prime time on a Sunday?
As I said, not that bothered as I can make my own mind up, but surely he was the wrong man for the job?
What do you think?Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
narrating songs of praise like it was the given truth on a supposed unbiased station like BBC1 at prime time on a Sunday?
well it is a programme for those who like god- not seen it for decades – is it still basically a service in a church?
What do you expect Dawkins like tutting and disdain?
You may as well moan that football commentators appear to like football and dont call it wendyball,top gear presenters appear to like cars etc
Its not the news and unbiased means something for everyone in the entertainment stakes including the religious who . I assume, watch this.
Now if they start putting a slot in the middle of the news then I will get cross #stopthoughtforthedayPosted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
It’s not known as the ‘God slot’ for nothing, you know. They’ve been showing it for decades, or had it just slipped your notice?Posted 4 years ago
And as for unbiased, this is, supposedly, a nominally Christian country, and SoP is about the only recognition of that fact on national TV.
Whether you like it or not Christians have as much right to some recognition of their faith as anybody else.
And before you start flaming me, I’m not a Christian, I’m a Pantheistic Humanist, I don’t care one way or another what others believe in, I just ignore any faith-based radio or TV programming.
As I suggest you do, you’ll find life a lot less stressful that way.theotherjonvSubscriber
Just because he’s a newsreader, is he not entitled to his belief, and indeed to share it on a religious program?
Like said before – if he was proposing his belief on the news instead, that’d be a different matter. But it’s not the news, it’s a specialist program.Posted 4 years agomeehajaMember
In fairness, reading the news is just reading an auto cue. Maybe he doesn’t believe the news/ agree with what he’s saying and he just does it for the money. Maybe he’s a Christian and sop is his true passion, and for anyone who believes, it is the truth and it is very hard to argue with faith!Posted 4 years ago
you are all clearly cleverer than me
Don’t be so hard on yourself.
Although I am genuinely interested in why you haven’t figured out that there is no logical reason for you to sit and watch Songs of Praise.
And also to ask :
“surely he was the wrong man for the job?
What do you think?”
makes no sense if you’re not interested in people’s opinions.Posted 4 years ago
Oh come on, the question I put out was obviously something that I had thought about & I was concerned enough about it to warrant a post.
So Yes I thought it was wrong to use a ‘presenter’ that is also used to present ‘shit’ but then I’m no keyboard worrier that can keep up with STW.
I simply thought it would provoke a decent debate, I was clearly wrong.
Cheers.Posted 4 years agonick1962Member
AFAIK the BBC, as a condition of it’s licence, has to broadcast religious programmes.Posted 4 years ago
I’m going to be unashamedly unPC now and mention that I caught about 5 minutes of the programme last week when there was a group of absolutely gorgeous young ladies singing in an Irish choral group. Stunning. Didn’t notice who the presenter was though, sorry 😉Posted 4 years ago
I’m not religious but I do feel that religion is something that should be respected.
You don’t seem to have much respect for someone who wishes to be seen on a religious programme, irrespective of what he does as a day job.Posted 4 years ago
I’m not a channel-hopper, unlike my dad, who used to drive my mum nuts, but I’m not so damned lazy not to switch channels if there’s something on TV I’m not in the slightest bit interested in watching.
It’s not difficult to do, you just press a couple of buttons.
But then you’d have nothing to rant about on STW…user-removedMember
I quite like Thought for the Day 🙂 It’s often the only time I think about anything important, rather than just what I’m going to eat, how much work I have to do, worrying about life in general etc.
Not religious but I like the ethos.Posted 4 years agoAristotleMember
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I quite like Thought for the Day It’s often the only time I think about anything important, rather than just what I’m going to eat, how much work I have to do, worrying about life in general etc.
Not religious but I like the ethos.
Thought for the Day can sometimes start promisingly, but then a virtual one of these is produced:
and God, Jesus, The Prophet, or a Hindu or Sikh deity is forcibly inserted into a previously coherent, but not obviously religious, piece….
I’ve always assumed that Thought for The Day is just there to give the Today presenters time for a quick trip to the toilet between news bulletins.Posted 4 years ago
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