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Posted by amarillo (U15527958) on Tuesday, 4th December 2012
How does the media affect the way people view different religions? How does it affect atheists views on religious figures like the Pope
Posted by U14426238 (U14426238) on Wednesday, 19th December 2012
If the media portray a religion or person to be bad and have radical ideas, then the viewers of that news station will believe this. You could think of it like propaganda, it makes you feel a certain way about something.
To overcome this, people need to also retrieve information from external sources, like friends or family.
You can't always believe what you hear, you must see it to believe it.
Posted by Fauzia (U15529174) on Wednesday, 19th December 2012
Media technology has a complex relationship with religion. Many faith communities have noticed that media messages on TV, film, video games, the Web, etc. can influence the attitudes and behaviors of their followers in ways contrary to religious teachings.
On the other hand, technology is providing these same faith communities with many new ways to reach more people with their message, plus new techniques (multi-media, music, etc.) to capture and hold an audience's attention, especially young people.
I hope this answer helps you, feel free to ask more questions.
Posted by U15546056 (U15546056) on Thursday, 20th December 2012
"You can't always believe what you hear, you must see it to believe it" is a bit ironic coming from a religious person, no?
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