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TV shows 'fail to uphold values'
Priest says society fostering egoism, encouraging intolerance of othersJesuit Father Franciscus Xaverius Mudji Sutrisno
- Konradus Epa, Jakarta
- March 31, 2011
â€śPrograms broadcast by television stations are holding people back by only makingÂ themÂ look at themselvesÂ rather than give them awareness,â€ť said Jesuit Father Fransiscus Xaverius Mudji Sutrisno.
He was speaking to around 50 people from various religions at a forum in Jakarta yesterday organized by the National Integrity Movement.
Egoism and primordialism have ruined the identity of Indonesian people, he told the forum called: What are the Actual Causes of Deterioration in Indonesia?
â€śWe are in a deep abyssâ€ť as a result, Father Sutrisno said.
The lecturer at Driyarkara School of Philosophy urged Indonesians to turn their backs on underlying egoism, and primordialism in religions and politics and avoid a self-centered mentality.
Meanwhile, the movementâ€™s chairman Salahuddin Wahid said the governmentâ€™s failure to address various problems has worsened the situation.
â€śI think all Indonesian people have a similar view,â€ť the Muslim leader said.
Religious leaders to tackle national integrity