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Category: TV

The Big Benefits Row

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I’m always cutting edge and up to date, never several days behind.  No no no.

I recorded The Big Benefits Row the other night because I’d had a bad day.  A well informed individual from the local area was using Facebook to inform everyone that Foodbanks were just a way for “trendy, dogooder, left wing, anti government Christians” to “feel good about themselves”.  Having given real examples of real lives from the food drop in and St George’s Crypt, it was clearly going around in circles as “all money for the homeless is spent on drugs and booze”. I did not really fancy The Big Benefits Row:  The clue is in the title,  more of the same.

If I’m honest, I turned it off after Edwina Currie.  I grew tired of Edwina Currie and Katie Hopkins’ plum accents shouting down the regional accents of the “poor people” and refusing to let them speak.  It was exhausting to watch.  Like watching a pack of dogs tearing a puppy to pieces in a dingy cellar somewhere in the East End of London as a sweaty man takes screwed up five pound notes from a baying crowd whilst going on about the savings he’ll now make on Winalot.  So I turned it off.

The New Religious Movement – Apple

There is a programme on BBC3 tonight that the little anthropologist inside my head finds fascinating.  “BBC Three looks into ‘evangelical frenzy’ over Apple“.  I can’t work out whether this is tongue-in-cheek or whether the comparison is a startling revelation about the inner desire within society for religiosity.  Have Apple tapped into a marketing tool that the church has long forgotten – how to give a religious experience?

Check it out at 9pm on BBC3.

Post-Christendom

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@unvirtuousabbey posted this on twitter.  I could write you a few thousand words about post-christendom or I could let it speak for itself.

The Nativity

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