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'Religion and the Media'

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'Religion and the Media' Coursework a (i) 'Describe the variety of specifically religious programmes on the four main television channels a(ii) Analyse and explain the way in which a religious or moral issue has been dealt with in a television soap opera OR the national daily press a(iii) Analyse and explain the way in which a religious theme of concern has been dealt with in a film or television drama b) 'Television always presents religious people as out of touch with the modern world.' Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion, showing you have considered another point of view. Your answer should refer to specific television programmes. a(i) Describe the variety of specifically religious programmes on the four main television channels There is quite a variety of religious programming on the 4 main television channels. There are lots of different types of programmes with religious content: 1 'Magazine' type shows- this involves lots of different parts- discussion, debate, songs, interviews, religious beliefs and moral issues. This type of programme has a variety of different things to watch/get involved with. I think that this is based at adults because of the complex language that were used. ...read more.

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Although, some Christians may think that Alphie and Kat should get back together, because Jesus teaches forgiveness in the Bible. I think that this soap opera is aimed at teenagers and adults, (male and female). It deals with some moral issues that may only be suitable for older people, it wouldn't be suitable for children because of the complex language used, also children would not understand the moral/social issues involved in the soap. I think the issue used on the programme is fair to some Christians beliefs. Kat hasn't forsaken all others so the couple should not be together. But, some Christians may think that they should get divorced, and others may think that they should forgive each other and start a-fresh. As Jesus taught in the bible that you should learn to forgive. If a couple can manage to sort out the problem then it is fine for them to get back together. I think if they get divorced it would be ok with a Muslim viewer, they say that adultery is grounds for divorce. Although they do not approve strongly of divorcing: if a couple can sort out the problem then it is ok. ...read more.

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It contained hymns, prayers and readings from the bible; a very traditional church service. On the other hand it could be argued that we must first define "The modern world" before we come to any conclusions about the statement. For some people "The modern world" would include traditional services, to those people that would be part of their everyday life, therefore part of the modern world for them. Another example of a religious show is the documentary "The Root of all Evil". Toward the end of the documentary, an extremist Muslim is interviewed. He keeps pressing the point that he hates all atheists. This is not at all in touch with the modern world because there are so many atheists in the modern world. Although, there is one religious programme that I have watched which I think is in touch with the modern world. "The heaven and earth show" is a magazine style show which seems quite 'lively'. It features modern music, discussed modern ideas and morals. It's suitable for most audiences. This show is definitely in touch with the modern world. To conclude; I would say that the statement is wrong, although in my opinion most religious shows are out of touch with modern issues and morals. ?? ?? ?? ?? Holyrood Community School Gareth Gane 11/1 ...read more.

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