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This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

As silly as Andy Duncan, head of Channel 4, was to try and defend Big Brother as ‘a Christian parable for our times’, you can almost see where he’s coming from. There are stories of transition, triumphs of perceived good over perceived evil, and of personal growth in between the bickering and fighting. But that was never the reaction he was going to get from a religious gathering, who are stuck in tradition and their old ways (which is not, by definition, a bad thing, but that’s a whole other argument).

But despite all that, the Times article on the subject is very good. It compares Biblical quotes with quotes from Big Brother contestants. Tabloidesque and faintly ridiculous, but also very funny.

This 638th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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