The rule of religion within the media

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Last updated: November 22, 2019

The Haven and Earth show on BBC 1, Islam Season on BBC 2, and Holy Smoke on ITV and Witness on Channel 4. All these programmes fall into the “god slot”. The god slot is time given to religious programmes that can be shown on TV on Sunday. As well as a range of religious programmes which reflect religion. A soap opera on channel 4 Brookside has dealt with a religious issue. The issues they dealt with were abortion and the religious issue of whether or not god existed if he allowed Diane the mum to suffer with infertility and Adele to have an abortion.The storyline in the soap was quit controversial it involved the following characters: Adele the teenager who is pregnant, Marty Adele’s dad, Diana Adele’s mum and Anthony Adele’s brother.

This was the storyline. Adele has slept with Leo and as a result she is pregnant. Her dad Marty wants her to have an abortion as he thinks it will ruin her life. He is an atheist he dose not believe in god so there for he thinks it is acceptable to abort the child.Her mum Diane is a catholic and believes she should have a baby as it is “murder” in her eyes to abort the child. She has also been trying for a baby using IVF and calls upon her mother to help stop Adele aborting the child. I think they dealt with the issue in a good way because that showed all the point of views for example the dad’s view because he said it was her life and he did not believe in god.

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So he showed a none religious view. The mum’s view also showed a Christian view.I think they dealt with the issue in a good way. As they showed both views on abortion and both views on how god’s existence affects people’s behaviour e. g.

Diane the mum didn’t want her to abort the child because of belief in god. Finally films we also deal with variety of religious themes for this part of the coursework. I watched the film East is East. My title was should Christians marry Muslims? And whether it was dealt well in the movie? The film was about arranged marriages and family life in a mixed marriage.

The film dealt with issue of arranged marriages and should Christians marry Muslims? I did not fell they dealt with it in a good way because it shows how they don’t like the girl that they father has chose for them and also that one of the family members hates his father for what he has done. In the movie we looked at the religious theme “should Christian marry Muslims”? I think that a Muslim should be allowed to marry Christian because we are all the same we all have 2 legs 2 arms ECT…

I think that some people disagree with me because they think a Muslim should not be allowed to marry a Christian because of what they believe in. The Evaluation. “Television always presents religious people touch with the modern world” I think that statement is true because Muslims. Christians are often portrayed negatively in the news (e. g. Muslims in Afghanistan).

Also programmes of TV like songs of praise are boring and make religious people seem boring and also people in soaps like dot cotton and Ashley (the vicar in emmeldale) they make them seem boring and all “stupid”.However I can say that in some way that statement is also wrong because shows like haven and earth show religious people in a modern way. Channel 4 put witness on at 9 pm on Sunday and that is peak time and they put on so that not all religious are treated unfairly. On the whole thought I believe that statement to be true because I have mentioned television news, soaps and specifically religious programmes tend to show religious people as out of touch with the modern world.

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