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The Religious Affiliation of Author
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. regularly states in interviews that his religion is Humanism. He calls it his ancestral religion, and also the religion which he is actively a part of and believes in. Vonnegut proudly serves as the honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: In an interview in Free Inquiry magazine he said his family has been "skeptical of organized religion" for at least four generations. In Palm Sunday (p. 210) he says "You have just heard an atheist thank God not once, but twice." He also calls himself a "Christ-worshipping agnostic" (p. 327). He is listed as Unitarian Universalist on the Famous Unitarian Universalists list from John Sias' 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism.

From: "Religious Affiliations of Celebrities" page in "Celebrity Religion" section of "Religion Facts" website (http://www.religionfacts.com/celebrities/religions_of_celebrities.htm; viewed 26 April 2007):

Below is an index of the religious affiliations or belief systems of celebrities (both living and dead; in film, television, music, literature, academics and politics), listed in alphabetical order by last name...

Celebrity: Kurt Vonnegut (b. 1922)

Religion/Belief: Atheism / Unitarianism

Quotes, More Information, Sources:
The American author has said, "I am an atheist (or at best a Unitarian who winds up in churches quite a lot)." - James A. Haught, 2,000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Courage to Doubt (1996)

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