“God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1:28 In the first part of Childfree and Proud, Kirsty, Rebi and Jena described their experiences when dealing with parents who do understand their desire to never have children and the complicated relationship the community has with traditional media. But this is only scraping the surface. Kirsty, Jena and Rebi strongly believe that a big part of the social conditioning that pushes women towards motherhood has a lot to do with religion. “All of them”, Kirsty adds. In Jena’s words: “religion is just a book full of rules on how to live your
God save the Queen and God bless America - God is a figure that is nowhere but everywhere at the same time. But that is slowly changing in the UK as it increasingly becomes more secular. A British Social Attitudes survey revealed that 53% of adults had no religious affiliation. The study showed only 3% of adults under 24 identify as Anglican and 5% identify as Catholic. The numbers continue to change when looking at young people and religion. The survey reported 70 of 16 to 29 year olds in the UK say they have no religion and 59% say they never attend a religious service. Only 7 per cent of the participants said they attended religious services on at least a weekly basis. UK pop
TriForce Creative Network encourages diversity and inclusion in filmmaking and are running workshops helping filmmakers with funding, shooting and making connections within the industry. The festival kicks off today at 11.00am and will last over 12 hours, with a range of workshops and seminars led by industry professionals to help emerging filmmakers develop their skills. Throughout the day there will be screenings of the 16 shortlisted films, with an evening gala at the end of the event to announce the winners. The festival celebrates films that have been created by a diverse group of people, with many of them starring people from minority groups. Among the many topics being explored at the festival are the struggles LGBT people of colour face with their religious beliefs, s...
The problem with Apu is finally being addressed, as the Simpsons discuss removing the character to stop controversy. The fictional Kwik-E-Mart store owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was brought into question in the 2017 documentary called “The Problem with Apu” written and directed by Hari Kondabolu. The documentary questioned the use of a white actor to voice the “stereotypical Indian accent;” Hank Azaria, the voice of Apu quoted in the Guardian at a table read. Kondabolu said to SF Weekly, “The punch line to every joke is he’s Indian. I mean, how many jokes do I need to hear about multi-armed gods and arranged marriages and how many people there are in India?” https://twitter.com/barneyboos/status/1057647982382927872 Rival of the Simpsons, South Park addressed the debate in an episo