Ken Pulliam Passed Away

I just learned from John Loftus that Ken Pulliam, whose blog Why I De-Converted From Evangelical Christianity many of you know, passed away suddenly from a heart attack. He will be missed.

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  • James

    Maybe Loftus's "Is Dead" is a bit blunt, but I'd guess that Pulliam would have preferred "died" to the euphemistic "passed away"–which smacks of Christian Science.

  • Christian Science? I'm not aware of any such connotations. It is just a euphemism in general use in the English language, and not used only by a particular religious tradition or by religious people in general for that matter.

  • That is really sad to hear. Ken's blog was one of my favorites. I will miss it.

  • James

    Anyway, Cheryl wrote "passed away." That's then the right term for JFM to have used, and other James shouldn't have indulged his prejudices.

  • I am really sorry to hear that. He seemed to be a really sincere, respectful man. My best wishes go out to his family and loved ones.

  • "Passed away" is a perfectly acceptable euphemism for "died." So sad to hear about Ken today. He was a gracious man. I read his blog every day and we were friends on Facebook. We had the same political views (libertarian), and I don't find many freethinking people persuaded in that direction. Good guy. I'm miss him very much. My condolences to the family.