Frank A. Hall

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Hall, Frank A. (20th Century)

When he signed Humanist Manifesto II, Hall was minister of the Murray Universalist Church in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He later became minister of the Unitarian Church in Westport, Connecticut.

In 1974, Hall wrote "An Evaluation of the Massachusetts Furlough Experience," concerning prisons and prisoners.

"Religious Humanism" contains a play/pulpit drama in which “Man” talks to “God” and “Satan.” The essence of the play suggested that God and Satan are aspects of our human psyche, that “truth” seems so “basic” it needs no explanation. An anthropomorphic god is, to paraphrase Paul’s famous comment, “thinking like a child,” Hall has observed, adding, “I choose not to use the G-word, but neither do I dismiss it as merely childish. When asked if I am a theist I respond with the appropriate question, ‘What do you mean?’ ‘Humanist’ often (if not usually) means ‘humanistic’ or ‘humanitarian’ to most folks, so we’re all ‘humanists.’ ”

Correspondence

For the author of Who's Who in Hell, Hall was asked his philosophic outlook in 1995.

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{HM2; WAS, 7 March 1995; World, May-June 1995}