Eric Pavlat: Former Unitarian
Eric grew up in the Unitarian-Universalist church. In his Sunday school, he wasn’t taught about God but about equality of people, democracy, searching for truth, human reason, pro-choice and Darwinian evolution. He thought Jesus was just a myth and that prayer was a waste of time. Things began to change after he met Wendy, his future wife, who was a committed believing Catholic. God got Eric’s attention when St. John Paul II published “Veritatis Splendor” (The Splendor of Truth). He signed up for RCIA but still didn’t believe that Jesus was the Son of God. He finally turned to Christ in belief after reading in the Gospel of John where Jesus was speaking to the Samaritan woman at the well.