1/07/2005|||110505999427263638||||||GOD & THE MEDIA
The Spectator's Stephen Glover looks at discussion of the religious dimension of the Indian Ocean disaster, and finds it wanting. He is not all that surprised:
"The journalist Peter McKay says that he saw an Evening Standard van speeding up Fleet Street one Friday afternoon 40 years ago with this advertisement on its side: ‘Is there life after death? See Monday’s Evening Standard’. The paper was perfectly happy to keep its readers waiting over the weekend. God, in the end, is just another story, whether He exists or not. All the same, I have been struck over the past few days by how unsophisticated most of the coverage has been. Having forgotten about God, the media now address the problem of belief and suffering as though it has arisen for the first time. It has troubled believers for thousands of years."
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