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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Taff Agent of kaos-solitary man (U9229223) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    what are the % ages of coverage of different faiths on the BBC

    is it all Cof E or is it tied to the population figures

    will there ever be any Atheist "faith programs"??

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by BBC auto-messages (U294) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013

    Editorial Note: This conversation has been moved from 'BBC Television programmes' to 'The BBC'.


    Moving to General BBC, as not about a specific BBC TV programme.

  • Message 3

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    All religions, beliefs and faiths are covered on the BBC, including athiesm.

    Religion can be explained as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

    The religion site covers a wide range of topics relating to religions and morals and ethics - see their homepage here

    www.bbc.co.uk/religi...

    You can find out more about 20 of the world's major religions and beliefs, including atheism, here

    www.bbc.co.uk/religi...

    There are many programmes relating to religion and faith on the BBC, but regular series that you might interested in is The Big Questions, which you can participate in whatever your belief or faith is

    The Big Questions
    Nicky Campbell hosts a series of moral, ethical and religious debates.

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

    You can apply to be in our audience at future shows by emailing audiencetbq@mentorn.tv

    You can take part in the debates:

    via Twitter @bbcbigquestions please use the hashtag #bbctbq

    and via Facebook - The Big Questions here: www.facebook.com/pag...




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  • Message 4

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    Posted by Essential Rabbit (U3613943) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013

    The religion site covers a wide range of topics relating to religions and morals and ethics - see their homepage here 
    And used to have a wide range of messageboards.
    The Big Questions
    Nicky Campbell hosts a series of moral, ethical and religious debates. 

    And used to have a dedicated messageboard.
    You can take part in the debates:

    via Twitter @bbcbigquestions please use the hashtag #bbctbq

    and via Facebook - The Big Questions here: 

    smiley - steam

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    Yes it did, but it was not seen to be appropriate for the BBC to continue to spend licence fee payers money on enabling people to discuss religious and ethical issues.



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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Essential Rabbit (U3613943) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    Yes it did, but it was not seen to be appropriate for the BBC to continue to spend licence fee payers money on enabling people to discuss religious and ethical issues.



     
    I don't think it's appropriate for the BBC to continue to push commercial websites, which many people don't trust or wish to provide information to, which don't appear to be particularly secure, which use the data provided by users for commercial gain, and on which it is impossible to carry out the type of interactions provided by messageboards.

    I don't want to get into an argument about how licence payer's money is spent, but there are constant examples of a huge amount of waste.

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    But you agree that licence fee payers money shouldn't be spent on enabling people to have a good old chat about their ethical and religious beliefs?

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Essential Rabbit (U3613943) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    But you agree that licence fee payers money shouldn't be spent on enabling people to have a good old chat about their ethical and religious beliefs?

     
    When I see the massive amounts that continue to be wasted on the "talent" (Ross), golden handshakes (Entwistle), buying obscenely expensive programmes (The voice), unnecessary jollies for the in-crowd (Brillo's election night, champagne river boat trip), sending far too many reporters to cover overseas news events, etc., etc., etc., I don't think that the small amount spent to keep going messageboard communities that the BBC itself set up and encouraged, is more than a drop in the ocean.

    But as I said, I don't want to get into an argument about funding, so I'll leave the floor to you.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Huckerback (U14411634) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013

    Shamefully, the BBC still bans atheists from Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day'.

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    It's programme for 'religious thinkers'.

    en.wikipedia.org/wik...

    Thought for the Day is a daily scripted slot on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 offering "reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news",[1] broadcast at around 7.45 each Monday to Saturday morning. Nowadays lasting 2 minutes and 45 seconds, it is a successor to the more substantial five-minute religious sequence Ten to Eight (1965–1970) and, before that, Lift Up Your Hearts, which was first broadcast five mornings a week on the BBC Home Service from December 1939, initially at 7.30, though soon moved to 7.47.

    The programme is broadcast by religious thinkers; often, these are Christian thinkers, but there have been numerous occasions where representatives of other faiths, including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism, have presented "Thought for the Day".

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by Huckerback (U14411634) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013

    It's programme for 'religious thinkers'.  

    What's Anne Atkins doing on it then? smiley - erm

    The BBC should rename it 'Religious Thought for the Day', and provide a separate platform for non-theists to balance the propaganda from the believers.

    At least Radio 4's 'Prayer for the Day' has an honest title.

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    You might like to discuss this with the team - here's the contact page

    www.bbc.co.uk/radio4...

    As you know, discussion of Radio programmes is off topic for this board, so I'm not going to comment further.

    Further off topic posts will be removed.

    Thanks..

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Huckerback (U14411634) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013

    Link seems to be for comments, not discussion.

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Red Horizon (U1719289) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    But you agree that licence fee payers money shouldn't be spent on enabling people to have a good old chat about their ethical and religious beliefs?

     
    As i understood it, the R&E boards were for discussion and debate on religious and ethical issues, not for people to have ' ...a good old chat about their ethical and religious beliefs' - that's certainly not the purpose i went on there for.

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