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The Religious Affiliation of Leading Science Fiction Writer
Ray Bradbury


Ray Bradbury: Bradbury was raised as a Baptist, but is no longer a Baptist. Much of his writing contains Christian themes. Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Illustrated Man are considered his "most Christian" novels.

Bradbury is a former Baptist. Mayo Mohs describes Ray Bradbury as a Christian, in his introduction to "Christus Apollo", originally from I Sing the Body Electric. "Christus Apollo" is an explicitly Christian confessional piece. [Source: Mohs, Mayo. Other Worlds; Other Gods, Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971), pg. 261.] Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes has also been hailed by Christian SF/F fans as one of the classics of Christian or Christian-compatible speculative fiction. Bradbury has been listed as a Unitarian Universalist in a number of articles and lists, including the "Famous Unitarian Universalists" (http://www.uucsra.org/famousuu.htm; viewed 14 July 2005) list in John Sias' 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism.

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