We Are UUs: An Occasional Series – “So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut’s Humanism”
In a 1980 speech at the First Parish Unitarian Church, renowned novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. declared: “Doesn’t God give dignity to everybody? No, in my opinion. Giving dignity, the sort of dignity that is of earthly use, anyway, is something only people can do. Or fail to do.” Throughout his life (including a harrowing chapter as a war prisoner in Dresden), he channeled his evolving freethought philosophy into such noted work as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. This morning, we’ll explored the enduring legacy of this self-described “Christ-loving Humanist” and his trademark phrase, “So it goes.” Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, preaching, with Worship Associate Mark James and music from Jason Drahos, Bailey Cunningham, and members of the Beacon choir.