Wednesday, August 31, 2005

"Fact and Rumor," 1886

From the Christian Union, June 3, 1886:

Concerning the Unitarian the Rev. William B. Greene, of West Brookfield, this story is told. A man died in the neighborhood, and the reverend Colonel was called upon to officiate at the funeral. Some time afterward, on inquiring why he was summoned to the funeral of a man not of his flock, he was told: "Mr. --- did not believe in much of anything, and we thought your belief came the nearest to nothing of anybody's, so we sent for you!" --- [[Worcester Spy


I guess that's one way of looking at Greene, though sometimes I'm inclined to think very few people believed as fervently as Greene.

Almost daily updates on the WB Greene pages in the Libertarian Labyrinth now. . .

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