Memorandum by A Edwards
As I am sure you will get vast documents offering
statistical, academic, analytical and anecdotal evidence, I will
keep my submission concerning religious broadcasting on the BBC
There are relatively few practising Christians
in the UK who do not live within a short distance of a church;
none these days, I should imagine, who do not own Bibles, and,
I hope, prayer books, and any amount of other "improving"
material. So why is a Morning Service broadcast on BBC Radio 4
on weekdays along with the fully fledged service on Sundays? And
that's on top of Thought for the Day which at least deals
with other faiths some of the time.
Church attendances are falling, reports say.
Churches closing for lack of congregations. Surely it is not the
job of a public broadcaster to prop up any ailing religioneven
for little old, infirm women . . . like myself. Enough is enough.
12 August 2005