Jasvir Singh, Chair of the City Sikhs Network, Co-chair of Faiths Forum 4 London

Cinemas, theatres and music venues face collapse because of the Invisible Magic Friend’s holy virus.

Some Sikhs thought the arts were important, so they are.


6 thoughts on “Jasvir Singh, Chair of the City Sikhs Network, Co-chair of Faiths Forum 4 London

  1. The biggest faith news by far today is the CofE abuse scandal. Yet TftD plods on in its own little world, with some guy wittering on about James Bond. Pathetic.


    1. Oh come on. Do you really think the BBC TftD Production Team would put on an Anglican or indeed any Christian on today. I doubt we will get an Anglican on TftT for the rest of the week.


  2. Bond James Bond is delayed and Singh Jasvir Singh is here to tell us the arts are in trouble due to the holy virus. Who Knew?
    His IMF inspired him so little as to be reduced to quoting from a guy who was born before Shakespeare because, er, he was born before Shakespeare.
    The ancient Greeks knew a bit about stage drama so does that mean they were inspired by Singh Jasvir Singh’s IMF? Maybe it’s Singh Jasvir Singh’s guy’s fault for being born millennia too late. I think we should be told.
    And was he suggesting his beloved Golden* Temple was a bit of theatricality? That seems a curious admission.
    * surely Singh Jasvir Singh could’ve worked ‘Goldeneye’ into that.

    Before TFTD, the ABofC was brave enough to admit his lot are still failing to fully address sexual abuse in the CofE. A legal obligation for transparency would help but that was rejected by the report.


  3. The A of C was actually on trying to be ever so humble and saying all would be well etc. etc. About 7. 40 am.


  4. Loving or patronising the arts doesn’t necessarily mean you are a good person. All sorts of tyrants and despots, from the Borgias to Hitler, could point to their patronage of artists or composers.

    One question is whether those artists were any good, and whether their patrons required them to compromise their art in order to receive their salaries. Did Leonardo or Raphael tailor their artistic visions to keep Alexander Borgia happy? Quite probably. Did Carl Orff suppress his conscience, if he had one, in order to retain the support of the Third Reich? Almost certainly.

    It’s all a lot more ticklish than Jasvir was ready to consider. Perhaps he should stick to co-chairing the Faith Forums 4 London (I do dislike that ‘4’!)


  5. On Beyond Belief the other day was our regular Mona talking with others about prayer, including the very odd organiser of the Wall of Answered Prayer – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000n5fj.
    If you listen, be prepared to hold your jaw to stop it dropping. Hearing Mona talking about prayer makes you realise how much she tones down her TFTDs for her secular audience from what she truly believes.
    Crazy stuff.
    The programme was in response to research into more people Googling prayers during the Covid crisis.
    The introduction to the research document (https://cepr.org/sites/default/files/news/CovidEconomics20.pdf#Paper2) states that more than half of the world population had prayed to end the coronavirus. Just stating that figure and knowing that the coronavirus pandemic has grown stronger since those prayers have been asked, I cannot for the life of me understand how the religious can see the point of praying. But then when you listen to the convoluted reasons those taking part in this programme give for praying it makes me despair for a rational world.


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