A conversation that veered from empty pulpits and lecterns in Catholic churches across Ireland, to the apparition at Knock, to whether hell exists, to Dawkins and secular atheism.
The following quotes are from tonight's Belfast Festival Faith and Freedom discussion in the Elmwood Hall, hosted by William Crawley, the panel consisted of Ann Marie Hourihane, Malachi O'Doherty and Rev Lesley Carroll.
"Are revivals the Protestant equivalent of Roman Catholic apparitions?"
"I want to be up to my neck in the world - as a religious person - and not separate."
"... conversation not confrontation ..."
"The God Delusion is the Da Vinci Code of atheism"
"Atheism has become the default position for the frustrated, disappointed and down right lazy"