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12-15-2007, 10:30 PM
Religious warriors, did you all watch it?
12-15-2007, 11:38 PM
Republican candidate = Holier Than Thou?
12-22-2007, 11:24 PM
yes, thought it was crap: in the sense that it portayed religious people as fanatics who want to take over America and make it into some sort of fascist theocracy, and it seemed to mix up images, for instance, flashing images from a right to die case across the screen when it talked about Christian opposition to abortion. Clearly, not the same thing and seemingly a subtle way to equate this issue with the pro choice agenda in a subliminal fashion.
During the broadcast, I saw no examples of religious people feeding the sick, helping the poor, or anything positive that religion has been used to promote...it's aim was to talk about fundamentalism and it did: but it was unfair to show only one side, and it shouldn't sneak images in where they don't belong.
12-25-2007, 10:27 PM
Progo I think the whole point of the program was about the religious extremists. Not all religious people are kooky and fanatical but the nuts still give a bad impression and they are scarier 'n hell too..
12-26-2007, 01:51 PM
I agree, the program is about religious extremists. And, that's fine, except that in its general output, the main media provides little coverage of anything good that religious people do. Not that they have to go through and count stories, but in my assessment, there is clearly a problem here. If they did, that would give a fairer portrait of how religious belief impacts people's actions, because there would be info from other stories to balance the info in this program. If there were, than my assessment of the program's motivations and portrayal of religious people might be more friendly.
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