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Give your opinion of the view that, "Television always presents religious people as out of touch with the modern world." Give reasons for your answer showing that you considered different pointy of view.

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R.E Coursework Question 4 Give your opinion of the view that, "Television always presents religious people as out of touch with the modern world." Give reasons for your answer showing that you considered different pointy of view. Religious people can often be seen on the God slot on Sundays. The God slot is when religious programmes are on the BBC on Sundays at a certain time. Magazine programmes on the God slot often interview religious people such as vicars and priests. The religious people showed on Sundays are often Christian because the programmes are of Christian nature. Sometimes you can see people of other religions on programmes such as Network East or Goodness Gracious Me such as Hindus and Seki. ...read more.

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This programme was about a female vicar who is the main character; she is funny and a normal person. There is another person Alice who helps the vicar, she is a bit slow. They are in touch with modern day society because she nice, friendly and modern. Television also shows real religious people, such as bishops and priests. I watched Songs of Praise programme where the bishop of Bath and wells was interviewed. He seem to be a bit in touch because he has weakness like everyone else, but he lives in a large castle and wears a dog collar and robes which can be of putting. ...read more.

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You can sometimes see religious characters in soap operas, for example in Eastenders there is Dot Cotton. Dot Cotton is a very religious Christian. Dot Cotton is out of touch because she is old fashioned. In Sunset Beach there is Fr. Antonio who is a catholic priest in America. Fr. Antonio is in touch because he is modern. Conclusion Religious people on T.V are sometimes shown out of touch, for example on programmes like Father Ted and shown in touch on programmes like The Vicar of Dibley. The opinion I had on the religious people that I watched they seem to be boring and I was not impressed. I was put of the Christian because that the only type of religious people that I saw, not because some are out of touch but because it seem boring and dull. ...read more.

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