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15religiouscomedyblog

  1. 1. Religious comedy <ul><li>To reflect on the use of humor regarding religion and explore whether religion has a negative attitude to religious comedy. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Do you think that religion has a negative attitude to humour? </li></ul><ul><li>What contribution does comedy make to religion? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Religious cartoons <ul><li>We will now look at a series of cartoons about Christianity, including Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the following </li></ul><ul><li>Do you find the cartoons offensive? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think a Christian would find the cartoons offensive? </li></ul><ul><li>Do any of them have a serious point to make? </li></ul>
  4. 17. Task two – Written work <ul><li>What impact does comedy have on religion? Think about the television programmes and films as well as the cartoons. </li></ul>
  5. 18. Task three - Articles <ul><li>Read the BBC articles on the controversial ‘Jerry Springer – The Opera’. </li></ul><ul><li>List the arguments for and against showing the opera. </li></ul><ul><li>Which argument is the strongest for each side? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think the concerns of the religious groups show that religion has a negative attitude to comedy? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think the Archbishop is right when he says that it would not be allowed if it was against Muhammad? </li></ul>
  6. 20. Essays so far… <ul><li>AO2 (15 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the view that religious art must have a religious subject. </li></ul><ul><li>AO1 (30 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the purpose of religious art. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>AO2 (worth 15 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Only a person with religious belief can fully understand the significance of religious art.’ </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent is this claim true? </li></ul><ul><li>AO1 (15 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>  To what extent would you agree that the features of a church could support worship? Refer to art in your answer. </li></ul>

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