Why is there no “abolish Thought For The Day” group?

I don’t usually get up early enough to listen to Thought For The Day, but I happened to catch it this morning, and it reminded me just how ludicrous and out of place this segment is in the otherwise sober and serious Today Programme on Radio 4.

(Don’t just believe me, listen to the nonsensical ramblings of Akhandadhi Das [MP3] from their podcast)

Oddly I find myself in agreement with AN Wislon (warning: Daily Mail link). Don’t put an atheist “counterbalance” on this program. Just abolish it altogether. There’s no place for it in a news programme.


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2 responses to “Why is there no “abolish Thought For The Day” group?

  1. I avoid this segment by always getting to work before it appears. My boss is campaigning to have it moved to an earlier position πŸ˜‰

  2. Are you aware of http://www.platitudes.org.uk/ ? You might find it amusing…

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