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7/7

7/7 – On Thursday the 7th of July 2005, four bombs were detonated in central London – three on tube trains and one on a double-decker bus. 52 innocent people were killed and over 700 more were injured in the first ever suicide bombings in the UK. We speak to people whose lives were directly affected by the attacks and hear their testimonies, as well as perspectives from an Imam and an expert in the study of terrorism.

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In the Beginning

In the Beginning – Adam lives in luxury with his best friend Monkey, but there’s something missing in his life. Then Eve moves in to Eden and the trouble begins. This is what happens when you cross the first few chapters of Genesis with an American sitcom. WARNING: the theme song will stick in your head for days. Altogether now, “At first it was just watery, but how conditions oughter be for creating life and all that stuff…”

Animation by Ceiren Bell

What is Humanism?

What is Humanism? Life is like a maze: we all have to make decisions about which direction to take, and it can be difficult to know which way to go. Religious people have their leaders and holy books to guide them, but what if you don’t believe in God? How do atheists decide what is right and wrong? Humanism might have the answer.

Designer Babies: The Jain

Designer Babies: The Jain – When Nishad and his wife were expecting their first child, they were told that the baby had Down’s Syndrome, and given the option to terminate the pregnancy. Nishad is a Jain, and believes that he should not have the power to choose whether or not a soul continues its life.

Courtesy of 4thought.tv

The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil – If God is all-powerful, all-knowing and he loves us, why do bad things happen to good people? Here’s a very general introduction to the various complicated ways in which different religions have attempted to solve the Problem of Evil.

Proving God Exists

Proving God Exists – For most people who believe in God, their faith is enough to know that he is real. But is there a way for them to prove to non-believers that God exists? This film takes a look at the various arguments for the existence of God, and wonders how convincing they are… Animation by Ceiren Bell

One Hour to Save the Nation

One Hour to Save the Nation

What is sacred? Human rights and the safety of the nation are things that most people would agree are sacred, but what happens when the two come into conflict? How should we deal with people who threaten our nation? And does the Prime Minister really have a teddy bear? This film is one of four in a series that explores what sacred means in the modern world.

Is Nature Sacred?

Is Nature Sacred?

What is sacred? The natural world has long been sacred to people, but for many different reasons. Nick (a shaman), Martin (a vicar), Hilary (from an eco-friendly cosmetics firm) and Professor Gordon Lynch all share their views. This film is one of four in a series that explores what sacred means in the modern world.

The Cult of the Child

The Cult of the Child

What is sacred? Most people would agree that childhood is sacred, but society hasn’t always thought so. How did children come to be so protected, and have we gone too far? Look around you – are those children you see? Or monsters? This film is one of four in a series that explores what sacred means in the modern world.

What Is Sacred?

What Is Sacred?

What is sacred? For many people, the word “sacred” no longer has a religious meaning, but Professor Gordon Lynch argues that there are still some things we all agree are sacred, but we might not realise what they are until they are threatened. This film introduces a series of four that explores what sacred means in the modern world.