Memorandum by D Clouston
The BBC is institutionally religious. The BBC
constantly assumes the existence of god as being as something
other than an idea in the minds of believers. The major distinction
is not between different irrational faiths, but between irrational
faiths and common sense, between religion and no religion. Every
specifically religious broadcast should be balanced by a broadcast
specifically discussing non-religious atheism, humanism, rationalism
Thought for the Day, put out by the BBC Department
of Ethics and Religion, is currently pro-religious propaganda
masquerading as being neutral between religion and non-religion.
It should either be ethically and honestly renamed Religious
Thought for the Day, with a balancing Non-Religious Thought
for the Day in a similarly prominent slot, or should include
a balance between religious and non-religious speakers.
12 August 2005