Sunday, 16 January 2011

Platitude of the Day

BBC Radio 4 programmes are typically full of intelligent discussion and in the UK it is a great source of news in the morning. One regular feature and exception to this rule appears in the "Today" programme.  Every morning at 07:50 "Thought for the Day" gives a religious apologist the opportunity to preach the modern interpretation of their 'bronze age myths' to the nation.

During 2010 a campaign to introduce a few secular speakers to this event was strongly resisted by the BBC, presumably in order to avoid causing offence to a small minority of religious people who seem to believe that they have a right not to be offended. What a tragedy that the general public are thus 'protected' from modern wisdom from highly accessible thinkers and communicators such as A C Grayling of Birkbeck College, University of London.

However, the freedom of the internet has enabled an amusing and clever independent parody of 'Thought for the Day' to arise. 'Platitude of the Day' can be found at

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