• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"Television always present religious people as out of touch with the modern world".

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"Television always present religious people as out of touch with the modern world" In my opinion, if someone were described as "out of touch", I would define them as unaware of modern news and advances in technology. They would be in their own personal world - mentally. It also means that you are out of touch with many more of the simpler things to life now a days. Not being able to communicate or socialise well with other people can be seen as a reason to be "out of touch." Not being able to understand what is going on in the world around us, or not knowing or being aware of events around us, can lead to becoming quiet and shy and therefore "out of touch". Someone who is "in touch" with the modern world, would therefore be the complete opposite; they would know at least some fashion and music changes, as well as are up to date with world news and advances in technology. They would probably have only a few morals and values in life. They would also communicate and socialise well. Some people would argue that there are many programmes that portray religious people as "out of touch." ...read more.

Middle

Together with his family, he prays at meals and before bed. He attends church three times a week; contributing to seven congregations, just to be on the safe side. He belongs to a Bible-study group and keeps notes stuck on his refrigerator with a sign of the fish magnet. Like many believers, he thanks God often for his blessings, for things as small as a beautiful day. Even Ned admits that most of the time he is "about as exciting as a baked potato." On the other hand, television doesn't always portray religious people as "out of touch"; there are many programmes that show religious people as "in touch" with the modern world. One example of this type of character would be the Geraldine Granger, from The Vicar of Dibley. The Vicar Of Dibley is one of many religious-themed sitcoms. The character is the kind-hearted, fun, chocolate-loving, joke-cracking, irreverent vicar who is like breath of fresh air and immediately became popular with the villagers. She is defiantly not out of touch and is unexpectedly funny to watch. Another character not represented as out of touch, is from the film Sister act. ...read more.

Conclusion

Although, I do think that religious characters are usually in the heart of most soap communities, as they bring culture to a programme. I found both in and out of touch in one programme, but I thought it was hard to find different programmes that represent religious people as "in touch" as there are not many programmes on television that are not comedies. This must mean that most television programmes represent religious people as "out of touch" with the modern world. I do not think this portrayal of religious people is right. I think this because many religious people can still have faith but still be in touch with the modern world. Some one having faith does not make you different to some one with out faith, like someone who is black skin is no different to someone who is white. We should not discriminate colour or creed. This portrayal can also mean that the younger generation and other views can stereotype all religious people to being "out of touch" with the modern world. It teaches people that someone with faith is different; this is can later cause many conflicts, like today. In some ways having faith is better as it means many people look for comfort and it also gives people morals to live in a modern society. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Religion in the Media section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Religion in the Media essays

  1. Some people would argue that many programmes portray religious people as "out of touch." ...

    Edna is a woman in her late 50's who frequently moans, on how the younger generation are losing faith. She is also ridiculed when she does not agree with much of the goings on in the little village or listen to any of the latest gossip, such as affairs and murders, because she does not believe in such talk.

  2. Discuss the merits of theories of secularisation with regard to religion in modern Britain

    role (that is, one that exists on the political margins of secular society - the role of a pressure group, highly-dependent on its ability to impress and influence mainstream political parties for example) in modern society. We could point here, for example, to the role of the Church of England

  1. Describe the Variety of specifically religious programmes on the main television channels:

    She was very committed, enthusiastic, willing and was very social as she was always trying to share her views with anyone she could, with relatives, friends and neighbours. Alex's character changed dramatically as soon as he had a sexual relationship with a married woman.

  2. Give your responce to the view that 'Television always presents religious people as out ...

    Before it's too late!' This shows how a religious person, Dot, dealt with a moral issue; by helping her friend to end her life, therefore not following the religious view. This signifies that when faced with moral issues, religious people may not follow the views that they are meant to and take a 'modern' view.

  1. There are religious specific programmes and non-specific religious programmes

    A lot a jokes and bad language that were said in the film may have offended some Christians. The service was also treated un-respectfully because there was fun about the significance of the rings and the service itself, especially the readings did not treat marriage issues fairly.

  2. many programmes portray religious people as "out of touch."One example would be the character ...

    Eventually Dot agreed, but she was so overcome with guilt that she turned herself over to the police. She was never prosecuted for the crime. Another character portrayed, as "out of touch" with the modern world would be Edna Birch from ITV soap opera, Emmerdale.

  1. Discuss the merits of theories of secularisation with regard to religion in modern Britain

    version of the 'truth' resulting in religious values no-longer being community values. Religion no longer provides and reinforces moral values to the whole society therefore it no longer performs its traditional function of promoting social solidarity. Berger (The Sacred Canopy, 1967)

  2. Televisions representation of religious people.

    Some viewers might not enjoy this programme, as they are simply not religious or interested in this type of programme. They might be a time clash with another programme which several viewers like, which results in the programme not being watched.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work