Randy Pausch, Unitarian

While researching the Knoxville terrorist attack, I visited the Unitarian Universalist Association website and discovered that the late Randy Pausch (obituary and book review) was a member of the UU Church. Here's a snippet from a Q&A: What is your religious background, and what is it about being a Unitarian Universalist that attracted you to this faith?

Pausch: I was raised Presbyterian and attended church regularly until I was about 17. I like the fact that [Unitarian Universalism] appeals to reason and thought more than dogma.

He mentioned having been a Presbyterian in his book, but--unless I missed it--he didn't mention the UU Church.


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Since he was so open about other details of his life, I wonder if he deliberately avoided mentioning his church affiliation...perhaps to aid his listeners/readers in keeping an open mind about what he was saying?

He didn't mentioned it in his book or last lecture--you are correct.

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