I happened to see part of the EastEnders ‘omnibus’ edition this afternoon in someone else’s house. We watched for about forty minutes before we saw any of the characters as much as raise a smile. It should be renamed MiseryVille.
I haven’t watched this feast of insanity for years and I hardly knew any of the characters, but it was the same old Albert Square: just wall-to-wall arguments, basically, with the usual insults thrown in, like “you cow” and “slag”.
I’m so glad I no longer pay for this stuff to be made.
My annoyance at the fact that people have to buy a TV licence to watch any live broadcast television even if they never tune in to the British Brainwashing Corporation has been equalled by the BBC’s announcement that BC and AD are to lose favour, with BCE and CE preferred to avoid offending non-Christians.
The Corporation’s religion website states that it opts for the “religiously neutral” Common Era and Before Common Era, rather than Anno Domini (the year of Our Lord) and Before Christ.
It goes on: “As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians.”
So where is the BBC’s remit to be impartial when British traditions are at stake?
But critics said the changes were meaningless because, just like AD and BC, the alternative terms still denote years in relation to the life of Christ.
Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, said: “These changes are unnecessary and they don’t achieve what the BBC wants them to achieve.
“Whether you use Common Era or Anno Domini, the date is actually still the same and the reference point is still the birth of Christ.”
It’s a tough one for the Beeb. Just how will they erase every aspect of our Christian heritage from the nation’s psyche? I guess the only fair thing to do in order not to cause offence to the usual suspects is for the BBC to start using the Islamic calendar, or Hijri calendar. So, let’s just get it over with – it isn’t AD 2011, it’s 1432 AH. Got that?
And what about our days and months, which are named after pagan gods and Roman emperors. I actually find this offensive. Is this any different from saying Vishnuday or Allahtober? But can you imagine the fuss if the days and months were named after Jewish prophets and the apostles of Christ?
Remember the words of Lenin, “Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.”
The Marxists at the BBC are just using political correctness as an excuse to do what they always wanted. Their time has come. Like in North Korea and China and other dictatorships, Christianity is an enemy because it is about self-control, not state control.
But of course, our heritage, customs and values help to cement us together as a people (wherever these things come from and whatever anyone’s opinion of them is), so removing them will destroy our culture – and that is the aim.
The Telegraph continues,
As well as the BBC’s Religion and Ethics website, its Learning and GCSE Bitesize websites also use the alternative terms, which have also been used in some news bulletins and on some programmes.
The BBC said last night: “The BBC has not issued guidance on the dates system. Both AD and BC, and BE and BCE are widely accepted dates systems and the decision on which term to use lies with individual production and editorial teams.”
But we all know about salami slice tactics and slippery slopes. For example, there have been calls for Songs of Praise to be ‘multi-faith’ and let’s be honest, it’s probably going to happen one day soon, just as Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day” already has.
According to the Daily Mail,
Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, of the Muslim Institute, said: ‘I don’t know anyone who has been offended by AD and BC, so why change them?’
But Rabbi Jonathan Romain, from Maidenhead Synagogue, said he could see the logic behind the change.
That first quote is interesting, if true. The second is understandable from a Jewish perspective!
There is a classic comment on the Mail’s website from someone called Scott,
Surprised they didn’t call it (BCC) Before Climate Change and (ACC) After Climate Change? It is the new religion afterall.
As a footnote, and just to illustrate how deeply this anti-British, anti-Christian agenda has infested even some churches to the core, I have just read this:
But the Church of England is considering rejecting England’s patron saint St George on the grounds that his image is too warlike and may offend Muslims.
How many Muslims have been “offended”? How many English people are now offended?! I’m not English, yet I am offended.
Apparently, St Alban’s flag is a diagonal yellow cross on a blue background “that bears a strong similarity to St Andrew’s cross”.
It also shares the same colours with the EU flag!
Maybe the Church of England will recommend ditching the St. George flag for the EU flag. I’m sure the BBC would jump at the chance.
We’re in big trouble here.