'The Meaning of Life' and religion
Published 26/01/2010 | 05:00
IS RTE's new show 'The Meaning of Life' adopting an areligious format? The claim to be spiritual but not religious is common, almost fashionable.
The two guests to date have both expressed this independent spiritual capacity. But perhaps these statements unfairly dismiss the contribution of religion and its traditions.
While we are living outside the age of Christendom, largely our philosophy of life is still deeply Christian. Perceived problems of organised religion are its authoritarian structure and strict doctrine.