Political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke wrote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Much is currently being written about standing up against and rallying against evil in our world and country. But well-meaning people sometimes hold very different views of what actually is evil. UUs are typically suspicious of absolute concepts such as good and evil – how has our faith tradition historically dealt with such concepts, and what might be the most useful ways for us to wrestle with such ideas today?
Scott is on the final stretch of a year-long Chaplaincy Residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and has just begun preliminary fellowship as a UU minister. Scott graduated in 2016 with his Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School and completed his Ministerial Internship at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento. Scott will begin serving the First UU Church of Houston as Assistant Minister for Congregational Life in September.