Young people discuss faith.
All too often we hear the prophets of doom decrying the young people of today, portraying them as inconsiderate, uncaring, immature idiots who are all bound for hell in a handcart. Those same prophets might be forced to think again by listening to this edition of RTE Radio 1’s flagship religious programme, The God Slot, when Eileen Dunne chairs a discussion between a group of young Irish adults, aged between 19 and 23. Ben Conroy, the youngest of the group, is a regular contributor to the programme, a columnist and a staunch Roman Catholic; Daniel O’Carroll from Cork is a Jew, Vedanti Shaw comes from the Hari Krishna movement and Aodhan Gregory is a media student and an agnostic in religious matters.
In what may prove to be one of the most fascinating discussions ever hosted by The God Slot, these panellists talk about their belief, or lack of belief in God, the place of religion and spirituality in their lives, good and evil, sexual morality and the after-life, and discover that what unites them far outweighs what divides them.
An extended edition of this programme is available on podcast on the web page for the original broadcast date, 8 June 2012.