The Enlightenment is one of the most crucial periods in human history. The ideas and the ideals it proposed in politics and social mores still inspire us today. Despite these and many other positive accomplishments, the Age of Reason has one serious downside. It is widely considered an atheistic, anti-religious movement. Today I will try to show the positive side of the Enlightenment’s attitude toward religion.
Peter Conroy is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he taught French language and literature for 34 years and served two terms as department chairman. He is a Friend of UUDC and resides in Fish Creek during the summer. Since his retirement he has taken up golf as well as writing essays and short stories.
Music: Gerri Friedberg
Service Leader: Peggy Lott