On Tue, 13 May 1997, Scott Robert Ladd wrote:
> I know a bit about Unitarian-Universalist faith; Maria and I were
> married by a UU minister, and I've looked into the church a bit.
> It isn't a matter of picking and chosing pieces; think of the
> Unitarian Church as an association of people of faith, rather
> than as a religion with a specific dogma. In essence, UU belief
> is the ultimate in tolerance (that hated buzzword of the
> Christian Right)
I'm glad you admit that "tolerance" is a buzzword, rather than it
being a fundamentally meaningful concept of any kind ;)
> But generally, the UU philosophy is that religion is
> a personal matter of interpreting the world, and that different
> beliefs are different perspectives on the same reality.
So what would be the advantage of going to UU rather than to an
institution of your own religion (church, synagogue, mosque?) It might
be good for philosophical discussions about faith, but wouldn't you need
to supplement it with regular attendance in a more conservative
institution if you wanted to properly keep up with your own religion? Or
does UU replace an existing religious affiliation altogether?