2.1 Christians follow the
principle of 'love thy
neighbour' and go to
the bible, advice from
church or their
conscience to turn to.
2.2 Most Christians
will use the
need to choose
they watch and
there, like how
can be see by
2.3 Christians are also concerned
about the influence on
lifestyles as some present a
world that does not fit with the
christen views. For example
they are worried about how
luxury lifestyles portrayed in
the median and advertising
may have a bad effect on badly
educated or young people.
2.3.1 the regular use of alcohol is a
feature of many television dramas
and christians begging to some
Protestant denominations never
drink alcohol. They believe this is a
sin. Other Christians believe in
moderation and behaving
responsibly in the modern material
world. Christianity is against all
forms of addiction
2.4 Many welcome the media as its a way
of advertising their faith. 'make
disciples of all nations' (Matthew). The
Arch Bishop of Canterbury also said
that 'the simpsons' was a good role
model for family's
2.5 Christians feel that the media tend to make idols of people
such as film and music stars. For some this is breaking the
second commandment which tells them not to make idols nor
worship false images.
2.6 Christains have no objection to music but feel that
popular songs trivialise relationships and are too
obsessed with sex may lead to lustful thoughts and
3 The way Christianity uses the media
3.1 Use it to present a positive and accurate representation of their
religion. This includes TV programmes such as songs of praise, when
leading campaigns. Comics for children which re tell stories from
the bulbar also seen as a way of spreading the message. In the US
there are several 'GOD" websites and TV and Radio channels.
4 Responses and attitudes towards media
4.1 at first many christians were shocked there was such content
with biblical themes such as jesus christ super star and joesph
were preformed. They now accept them which shows how
attitudes have changed over the past 50 years.
4.2 the use of christianity for humour has appealed from
christians; such as Montt pythons life of Brian. Some
christians believe that anything that doesn't show
respect is wrong. Others may just say it is a story.
4.3 The simpsons is a HUGELY watched TV
show in the UK and US and proves how
religious media has a huge platform for
success but also proves how they're is
alot of issues.
5 Beliefs and attitudes towards portrayal of sex and
5.1 many christians are concerned with the portrayal of sex and violence in the
media. For example soap operas such as East Enders often show extramarital
relationships in such a way to suggest that everyone accepts these as right or
5.2 some believe media encourages violence
6.1 Freedom of speech is the right of people to say what they think without censorship.
6.2 one of the reasons people in the west are suspicious of censorship is because its a method of controlling suppression.
6.3 one of the important issues concerning censorship has been the laws against blasphemy.
6.4 in the UK we are free to express
our views, however in some
countries such as North korea are
not allowed to proclaim their