Friday, October 22, 2010

Dispatches - In God's Name - Channel 4


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Aired May 19, 2008 on Channel 4
As the Human Fertilisation and Embryo Bill continues its way through Parliament, David Modell follows some of the leading members of Christian pressure groups as they attempt to win converts and convince MPs to base laws on Biblical beliefs.

Hard-line Christian activists are now mobilising believers in an attempt to make an impact on society nationally. Followers believe abortion and homosexuality should be illegal, there should be no sex before marriage and that the law of blasphemy should be strictly enforced.

They say the Bible is the definitive word of God and is literally true and are intolerant of other faiths. The film follows well funded and politically active Christian groups and shows them emerging as a significant voice in British politics.
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27 comments:

  1. It look like religious conflict is heating up. Fundamentalism is on the rise. Are these Brits trying to make Sarah and Christine look like amateurs?

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  2. lol @ don't get shit on your penis, more like shit for brains

    Why does anyone give these people the time of day? There is no place is society for people who believe things that can be easily demonstrated to be false.

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  3. WTF???

    Stamp these buckle hat seeker scum out good and hard now my Brit fellows. Get in touch with your MP and make sure he or she knows that listening to them means that the next election that comes up their links to these loons will be brought up as a good reason to kick the MP out. Write and demand they support embryology, gay rights etc etc and get their response on record. Get the press motivated.

    That or watch our system go pear shaped just like it has in the US.

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  4. Fellow Atheists, it's time we step our game up. Fundamentalist religious nut jobs are going balls-out to save their dogmatic way of life. The loudest religious advocates are typically the least informed. I will no longer sit quietly and listen to someone spew religious horseshit mysticism.

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  5. R€LIGION Stinks of moneyOctober 22, 2010 at 7:53 AM

    That was some wake up call.  I would definately take these people and their movement seriously in the sense that they pose a real danger to Britian in the future. The government has to end funding to faith schools like these.

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  6. Bring it on. I'm ready for these people, Just let them to come knocking..

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  7. These people are diseased. I hope one day they will have a pill for people to take that will free them of their delusions.

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  8. TBH i did not think christians still had this kind of power in the UK unfortunately though it was an informative wake up call- the sickest part of it was the school...how can those schools be oublic funded???

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  9. They aren't really secular. They just pretend to be.

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  10. Looks like my country Sweden more and more becomes a secular beacon of light in an ocean of ingnorant religious stupidity.

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  11. <span>Looks like my country Sweden more and more becomes a secular beacon of light in an ocean of ignorant religious stupidity.</span>

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  12. R€LIGION Stinks of moneyOctober 22, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Tell that to the young gay dude having to live in Jönköping.

    I think we Scandinavians cannot afford to rest on our laurels because fundementalism both Christian and Islasmic is on the rise.
    I´ve already lost a friend to a Pentacoastal church, my fucking nosey neighbours are pentacoastals too.

    It´s happening all over Europe. I certainly don´t take my rights for granted and I know these religious nutters want to shape the world in their view. They will stop at nothing.

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  13. This is an old documentary, but good. 'Undercover Mosque' is another good one.

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  14. That's the democracy in religion, if I don't agree with them I'm going to hell. pff

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  15. Hahalolz! I don't know anything about Jonkoping and wanted to know more about what you were referring to so I looked on YT and this was like the second link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhJi947PYks

    So I guess it's your version of our Decatur Alabama!

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  16. Ah, Tony Blair's legacy.

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  17. The head teacher even thanks Tony Blair specifically for making these public faith schools possible. A disgrace.

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  18. About the school bit with the pilar of salt: Why the hell would you thank Jesus for changing the rules so that instead of turning a sinner into a pilar of salt they instead face eternal damnation and fire in hell. At least if people where turning into salt every time they sinned there would be a way to figure out what god really wanted. I'll take being turned into salt and gone forever over eternal damnation every day thank you very much.

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  19. Religion tends to kick up the most fuss when it edges closer to its death, and fundamentalism likes to be at the front line of this fussing with its hubristic rage. This nonsense is but a petty storm that will be crushed by its own weight. After all, look at what happened to Girolamo Savonarola. The temporary success of the unreasonable is always followed by an unswervingly epic failure.

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  20. I wouldn't worry so much about this silliness. History has shown that such attempts to make a government control society and the individual beyond a reasonable limit tend to fail in the long run. The human drive to question is, and always will be, stronger than the desire to define an absolute.

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  21. How do you fight this stuff?  It gets really depressing sometimes - though I don't want to hide my head in the sand.  You hear that atheism is on the rise in the world and that fundamentalism is on the rise too ... so what's on the decline?  Apathy?  In that case polarization across a broad spectrum of basic philosophical and political positions seem more than likely to rip societies apart.

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  22. "Don't want to live under the muslim yoke". Don'r want to live under a christian yoke eother. About that new earthlike planet... I want to emigrate.

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  23. "Don't want to live under the muslim yoke". Don'r want to live under a christian yoke eother. About that new earthlike planet... I want to emigrate.

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  24. "Don't want to live under the muslim yoke". Don'r want to live under a christian yoke eother. About that new earthlike planet... I want to emigrate.

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  25. Sorry about quadruple. Moderator delete pls. My PC did it all on its own I promise.

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  26. Sorry about quadruple. Moderator delete pls. My PC did it all on its own I promise.

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  27. R€LIGION Stinks of moneyOctober 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    That´s how I felt when I watched it and I sometimes feel. Instead we should write an angry letter (that´s the least we can do). But it would be great having a ticket on Air Get Me The Fuck Outta Here in the back pocket.

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