Monday, March 31, 2014

Rev

The BBC2 comedy series Rev was mentioned by a bishop on Rdio 4's Thought For The Day this morning.

Euan Ferguson, writing in yesterday's Observer, unwittingly identified what is wrong with the comedy-drama when he wrote:  "at his heart is not so much a crisis of faith but the full and faithful knowledge that God does not exist other than to provide the wages".

Rev is unconvincing because it is about clergy who do not believe in God.  

Which means we are essentially watching a comedy about social workers, and not very good ones.

Regular churchgoers will spot this immediately.  

The rest of the laity will think this is what the Church of England is all about - The Office in frocks for men.

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/mar/29/rev-mammon-the-great-british-sewing-bee-television-review

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