Friday, September 16, 2005

Morality is Secular

On Wednesday 14th September 2005, Channel 5 television gave Cristina Odone, the former editor of the Roman Catholic journal The Tablet, a whole programme at peak time to rant about the decline in church attendance and the effects of the declining influence of Christianity.

There were few facts given in the programme and no balance of opinions. The worst aspect was that morality was equated with religion. If you have no religion you have no morals!

Ms. Odone must know better, but there was no hint of anything but that her contention was true.

It is not an isolated case in the media today. When such statements are made we need to protest, and point out that moral philosophy is not the same as religion, it is secular.

Roy Saich


At 9:06 PM, Anonymous marc said...

We should expect better and we should also write to the ombudsman about this sort of peurile nonsense being broadcast as fact when it is clearly opinion.


There's a poll on "nofaithschools" at Yahoo asking more or less this exact question - do morals REQUIRE religious belief? Or can morals be attained by anyone?

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you've seen the programme (I haven't) and you don't think it was impartial, please send a letter to OfCom and get the bugger's nuckle's rapped: hard.


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