Memorandum by D Spencer
Religion, belief, is up to individual, should
not be promoted by the state. The church should be completely
separate from the state. It should receive no tax payers money
in any form. If it cannot survive through its own merits, it should
perish. Surely this is the ethos of the capitalist system we live
under. And evolution will not stop, human society included.
Belief in an all powerful being which "made"
the world, is primitive, backward, and ok for those who need such
a crutch to deal with the injustices, cruelty, poverty, etc, rampant
all over the planet. Most of this mayhem is being caused by the
likes of Bush and Blair, who's military adventurism is justified
as a moral issue via religious beliefs. God is on our side! It
is just a device to hide behind when trying to grab the oil, or
whatever other imperial objective is being pursued. Of course,
the other lot claim Allah is on the their side.
To encourage this superstitious nonsense by any means
is to prolong the death throes of something which should have
gone into the dustbin of history long since.
It seems to me that religious content of the BBC's
output has risen considerably over the past few years, with very
little balanced programming of no faith material.
I suspect the influence of Blair and his pious gang
have a lot to do with this. Since the Hutton affair, the BBC seems
to have become supine, no zest for confronting ministers with
hard questions. If the governors of the BBC have been tamed its
independence is threatened, the population will turn even further
away from the establishment, and the divisions in society will
deepen. We see already a general cynicism and feeling of disconnection
from the Westminster village. No one believes, or treats with
suspicion, what ministers and government officials say. Where
are the leaders of integrity and vision?
How can faith based schools encourage integration?
The opposite, a fractured, divided society will be the outcome.
Dumb the prols down, especially the children, and religion is
a great way to achieve this. Feed them junk food, fill their minds
with superstition,(RE), and low expectations. Blair says we must
compete in the global market place. Does this mean lots of low
pay jobs like in China and India? Not much for the young to look
forward to, a dollar a day standard of living.
Is this really the England my fathers generation
gave their all for in the last "war to end wars"?
It is essential that your committee understand the
damage to society that allowing religious interests to have influence
in broadcasting and government can and does do, and act accordingly.
10 October 2005