BBC’s ‘Big Questions’ = Big Disappointment

I’ve watched the episode from yesterday morning (with thanks to the cool program called Expat Shield which lets folk outside Britain watch British tv) and I have two words- big disappointment.

That disappointment isn’t aimed at the atheist side of the panel, but the Chrisitan. Surely the BBC could have assembled a brighter panel of experts. They needed a systematic theologian, a Christian philosopher, and a Biblical scholar who holds to the Christian faith. Instead they had a panel that they seemed to pick up off the streets of Manchester after the pubs closed on Saturday night.

Francesca did a good job. I could have done a good job on the other side. So could Christian Brady or Robert Cargill, or any of a couple of hundred biblical scholars I can think of. The next time the BBC has one of these things they should ask someone who actually knows the subject. Otherwise, it just looks like the deck is stacked.


2 thoughts on “BBC’s ‘Big Questions’ = Big Disappointment

  1. Luis A. Jovel 16 Jan 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I couldn’t see it. I must try to get it on my iPad.

    However, I did notice this “leading atheist scientist, Professor Peter Atkins; bible scholar, Francesca Stavrakopoulou;”

    They should also include “atheist” when describing Francesca. Just saying that she is a bible scholar, is a bit misleading on the BBC’s part.


  2. Graeme Semple 17 Jan 2012 at 4:29 am

    Over the last decade or so, the BBC have gradually crept over to the atheist side of the fence. UK society in general has an atheist agenda. My thoughts are that the powers that be in the media are trying to influence the population to a totally secular society. TV entertainment here in the UK is heading down to the depths of complete immorality. The cult of celebrity takes center stage at every opportunity. channel 4 lead the way in bad taste with shows like Skins and Shameless. Where will it all end? Who knows, but I will not be watching.
    Great blog, keep up the good work.


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