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Muslim to Head BBC's Religious Programing

This move makes you wonder which would be worse . . . A Muslim head of programming, or a liberal Protestant head of programming?  Not an easy choice.  The BBC went with the Muslim.  Click here: Controversial Muslim programme maker appointed head of BBC religious broadcasting - - Christian Concern

What was the copy editor thinking?  A recent news story concludes with this gem. "Police said the toddler did not have a previous record."  Lets hope not!  Seems like the toddler was loose in grandma's car--she left the engine running after an accident--and the tyke put the car in drive and immediately crashed into a nearby sign. Obviously, it was his first offense. Click here: Toddler Drives Into Street Sign - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver

Cat lovers take heed.  No one would ever debate whether cats have souls!  With dogs, that's not the case.  I'm agnostic on this one.  Click here: Nation & World | Dogs have souls, but you already knew that | Seattle Times Newspaper

A burglar wearing a "Snuggie?"  I guess it went well with his "hoodie." Click here: Cops: Man in Snuggie attempted burglary | Daily Record | Daily Record

Reader Comments (7)

In general, the Muslim would be better. You won't have seen some of the output in the UK, but I seriously doubt that a devout Muslim would have anything like the same desire to pour scorn either on Scripture or on Christ--even allowing for the obvious problems.
May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
I have read people debating whether our pets will be in heaven with us, and I have to take the side that they most certainly will.
I use the logic that God usually keeps doing things the way He always did them in the past - Therefore, if the new heavens & earth are to be in line with how God does things, then there will most definitely be animals there, and he wouldn't make ALL NEW animals, just as he isnt making all new people. He would bring back the animals of the past I would think.
In fact, I'm certain of it and I am not going to debate it.

I have always asked God to let me live in heaven with all the animals that I ever had, and all the ones that I may have accidentally killed, right down to the time I accidentally pulled a cricket's leg off when trying to remove him from my basement.
May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Paul
Hmmm - That thought, (all animals being brought back to life), puts an interesting twist on my dinner last night...

Wonder if I will meet my bratwurst in heaven? And what would I say?

"HI, I am your brat" .... (pause for response)... "Oops, sorry about that"

Just a thought...
May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRay
Isn't the question whether to have religious broadcasting in the first place, instead of who heads it up?
May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Absolutely. The BBC's religious programming on television extends to Sunday night's "Songs of Praise" where there's someone talking about the minimal impact God has had on their life followed by either a congregation singing or some horrible choir miming. Check it out here:

On radio there's a bit more. Radio 4 has a "Thought for the Day" which seems to be a nice bit of moralism in the morning:

Every person with a television in the UK has to pay a TV license which goes toward the funding of the BBC and there has to be a certain amount of "religious" programming per week by law.
May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhil B

Sigh. Bring back the glory days of Monty Python. Please.
May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Today the BBC have given us full coverage of the installation of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, carrying on its love-in with Rome that started at the death of the last pope.

First congregational hymn? "All people that on earth do dwell", tune Old Hundreth, written for a certain church in Geneva. What would Calvin make of that?
May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhil B

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