Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Christians, it seems to me, are treated very poorly by the Television Stations. The football season is now over for a few weeks yet there are 6 hours and 35 minutes of football this week on terrestrial television compared to 1 hour 35 minutes of religious broadcasting (if you can count either “Songs of Praise” or ‘ How to live a simple life’ by the Revd. Peter Owen Jones as “religious broadcasting!”) . I gleaned these statistics from the Radio Times. Both the programmes mentioned are on BBC 1; there is nothing at all on ITV, Channel s 4 & 5 so no surprise there then.

On satellite you can watch the religious channels which, with the exception of ETWN, a Roman Catholic Channel which does some quite decent programme, by enlarge churns out absolute drivel 24/7.

What baffles me is that the numbers attending football matches on a Saturday are fewer than those attending church on Sunday so why the disparity? Surely there should be a better balance. What baffles me even more is that main stream Christians seem content not to have any input into satellite broadcasting with exception of the American Station ETWN and to leave it to fringe Christian Groups.

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