West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church of Rocky River, Ohio exists to help people live lives of meaning and purpose. Unitarian Universalists believe that this life is sacred and that justice and compassion must be the foundation of our thoughts and deeds. Our focus in not on the afterlife, but on how we can make the life each of us is given to be more rich, meaningful and helpful for our own and for future generations. Please visit us at wsuuc.org for more information. Thanks for listening!

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episode 197: Is All Hope Lost?


by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Ryan Rosu, Worship Associate

This past September, Jonathan Franzen wrote an article in The New Yorker entitled, “What If We Stopped Pretending?” His essential argument was that the destruction of the plan-et by human-induced climate change is inevitable and that environmentalists and climate change activists are delusion-al for trying to stop it. This is just one example of defeatism about the environment, and defeatism these days is pervasive. But is defeatism truly reasonable? Is it possible to affirm hopefulness as a more rational position?


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