I am addicted to Radio 4, most of the time it is really very good.
There has been a debate, I think amongst the Trustees recently about whether "Thought for the Day" which is a shorts sermon during the prestigious "Today Programme" should have a secularist or humanist "Thought". I haven't heard the outcome.
Those who say there shouldn't be any non-religious input argue that there is little enough religious representation on the BBC.
Those who argue for the inclusion of non-religious input, say that there are already on Radio 4 an early morning "Prayer for the Day" on Sunday "Morning Service" preceded by the "Sunday Programme" of religious news report. In addition on Radio 3 most days there is "Evensong".
I agree there lots of anodyne, prissy, dull religious programmes stuck in their own little ghetto. What there is not is any rampant preaching of any religious message, be it by Christians, Jews, Muslims or any other group. No Christian, Jew or Muslim is allowed to proselytise on the BBC and yet for half an hour I have just heard Shappi Khorsandi mock religions and religious practice. and yes, proselytise for secularism. I am sure many of you could give other examples, apart from the pushing of the dull arguements of Dawkins, the broadcasting of the overt secularism of Pullman.
In fact Dawkins and Pullman don't worry me as much the BBC's policy of allowing ridicule and mockery, which has much more impact than dreary "Thought for the Day".
Where are the Christian commedians? BBC doesn't employ any.
Come on BBC let's have some fairness in this.