NPG: Faith and Church
Here's a bad start to 2007: Faith and Church: Portraits by Don McCullin, National Portrait Gallery, Room 40, 3 February to 7 May 2007. The Brit. (Art) Establishment is continuing its daft policy of trying to persuade us that religion is the hope of Humanity. To this end, NPG commissioned Don McCullin to photo England's top 10 religious leaders from various faiths. The result is a boring collection of black and white photos of irrelevant old duffers. Just before Christmas, I was woken by a voice telling me that the latest research shows that 4 out of 5 Britons have no faith (Classic FM News). So, we improved in 2006 from 75% without faith to 80%. Of the 20% still clinging to outmoded faiths, most are elderly or women. So what happened to democracy? Why is a minority still trying to ram nutty religion down the throats of the majority?