Friday, September 25, 2009

Forrest Church RIP

Forrest Church has died after a long battle with cancer. He was pastor at the Unitarian Church of All Souls on the Upper East Side of New York. He wrote notable book on America's Founders and religion entitled "So Help Me God."

He was truly a remarkable man.

One critique of present day Unitarian Universalists is that their beliefs are too "wishy washy," and that too many of them are atheists, agnostics or non-theists. But not Rev. Church. He was a devout believer in God, how belief in God brings meaning to life, and he faced death his death with a remarkable attitude. (I would say on par with Randy Pausch).

Here is the Rev. Church on death:

And you can read more on Rev. Church and America's Founders here.

1 comment:

Phil Johnson said...

Thanks for posting the video. It has a great deal of meaning to me having just heard that an older relative is facing some serious issues about life.

And, I recommend others check out the associated videos by going to the url.

We need to open our minds about the Founding of our great nation so we can more fully celebrate who it is we are as a People.

Here we are in all our differences those of us who can abide each other. America has a great deal to do with forgiveness.