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  • Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    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?

    matthew_h
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    Bill Turnbull is always the wrong man for any job

    5thElefant
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    Is that really still on? I thought that died in the 70s.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    “Bill, d’you want Songs of Praise?, £25K for a bit of narration?”

    “Oh, go on then.”

    Junkyard
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    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 #stopthoughtfortheday

    CountZero
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    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?
    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.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    I blame john reith

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Bill Turnbull? Respected? Newsreader?

    😆

    tacopowell
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    What CountZero said…

    Also

    Bill Turntable is a muppet, sounds like the best man for the job.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Hmm, as I said I can make my own decisions, I was simple questioning the use of a newsreader to preach.

    Ho hum.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    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.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Stop calling him a newsreader! He’s a presenter. They don’t even call it ‘Breakfast News’ anymore because they don’t do any news.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    They should have got Susanna Reid to present it in a naughty nuns outfit, that would be a religious experience.

    khani
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    If only there was another channel…

    starrman82
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    I’m with MSP..then I’d watch. 🙂

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Some interesting responses, I shall have a ponder & refrain from exposing my thoughts to the STW massive in future as you are all clearly cleverer than me.

    Cheers.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Awwwwwwww

    meehaja
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    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!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    You didn’t ‘expose your thoughts’ you asked what we thought. We told you.

    ernie_lynch
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    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.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    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.

    ernie_lynch
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    I take it from your strop that watching Songs of Praise wasn’t an uplifting spiritual experience for you which filled you with an overwhelming sense of peace ?

    fr0sty
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    I like it

    nick1962
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    AFAIK the BBC, as a condition of it’s licence, has to broadcast religious programmes.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/regulatory_framework/service_licences/tv/2010/bbc_one_may10.pdf

    Premier Icon psling
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    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 😉
    Hi 2U2R.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Ernie, no it wasn’t. I’m not religious but I do feel that religion is something that should be respected.
    BTW, I was watching as I was to lazy to change channel after the GP as I moved over to the computer.
    Hi back to psling, are you a worrier now then ? 😉

    ernie_lynch
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    I was watching as I was to lazy to change channel

    Well I’m not surprised that you’re angry then !

    Still, never mind.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    [James May voice]Cock[/James May voice]

    surfer
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    but I do feel that religion is something that should be respected.

    Oh FFS!

    Aristotle
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    My Mum watched it and sang along when I was growing up. I assume she still does. If so, I suspect that she’s probably the youngest (in her 60s), and quite possibly the only, viewer.

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    surfer – Member
    Oh FFS!

    Why the problem, Is religion not something to be respected then?

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Atheist in lack of tolerance shocker. Because you can’t rationalise it and don’t have it – belief is wrong. Does it bloody matter, live and let live eh?

    Premier Icon wallop
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    That’s nothing. How can the BBC get away with spending a BILLION pounds on their new news building. It is an extension FFS! I can’t believe nobody has made more of a fuss about this. A billion pounds!!!????

    CountZero
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    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.
    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…

    labsey
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    I think I don’t care who presents it as I don’t watch it.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    CountZero, I have no idea why you should be so angry about it, but it is as simple as I didn’t bother to turn the telly off whilst I went back to the PC, therefor I could hear the TV whilst I played with my willy answered emails.

    user-removed
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    Junkyard #stopthoughtfortheday

    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.

    Aristotle
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    Junkyard #stopthoughtfortheday

    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.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    This is a bit like when some people got upset at Martin Sheen demonstrating against the war in Iraq, because he played the president on TV.

    surfer
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    Atheist in lack of tolerance for fairy stories being rammed down their throats and having to pay for the privelage shocker

    FIFY

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