Religion and Life
I am studying an Eastenders episode which was screened on BBC1 in2005 recently (this is a current story).
The moral issue which I am highlighting is about when Stacey Slaterprovided a false alibi for Chrissie to the police. Stacey did this toprevent her cousin Zoe who was an accomplice from going to court oreven imprisonment. The main characters in this episode are Chrissie,Stacey Zoe and Sam.
Chrissie Watts is guilty for the murder of Den Watts (her husband).As Sam and Zoe were at the scene at the exact same time of which themurder took place, they panicked and decided to bury Den in the floorat the back of the pub where Chrissie works and lives. Sam, Zoe andChrissie did not go to the pub with the intention of killing Den, theyarranged to meet to give Den revenge, as Den in the past hasmanipulated and destroyed all of the things that meant something tothem individually, even their own families.
I think this is a moral issue as Stacey broke the law by lying tothe police. Some people may think that this was inappropriate becausepeople ’mainly Christians’ believe that whatever may happen you shouldnever go against the words of god, and lie. On the other hand, somepeople may disagree and believe it was the moral thing to do as youare defending an innocent person while looking after the well-being ofyour friends or family.
This topic is also a religious issue as Stacey gave the false alibiknowing full-well that her actions will have legal consequences as sheis perverting the course of justice. This is because the TenCommandments state that ‘thou shall not lie in court’. Christians andother cultures/religions may take offence to the crime of which Staceyhas committed.
I feel that this was a good way with dealing with the issue as itinvolves different characters causing the storyline to further develop