Monday, November 30, 2009
Spiritual but not religious?
A lot of people have been hurt by church. They are very skeptical of organized religion. More than skeptical, many are downright afraid. Churches often are not what they purport themselves to be.
Unitarian Universalism may be a little different. UU does not require an allegiance to any creed. We do agree to 7 values/principles. Francis David, the 16th century Unitarian Martyr said that "We need not think alike, to love alike."
Jesus said that the way to the kingdom is "to love as I have loved."
Unitarian Universalists don't have all the answers and so we encourage a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We know that no one person, no one organization or institution, no one text, can have all the answers, so we are seekers, searchers, journeying together, often in darkness, confusion, and suffering to find the light, the joy, the holiness which makes life worth living.
We would love to have you and your family, friends, and loved ones join us. If you already are a Unitarian Universalist, share your faith with a friend or interested neighbor, co-worker. Unitarian Universalism is an unknown faith in our contemporary world and there are many people who will say when asked about their religious preference, "I'm spiritual but not very religious." Let them know that they are not alone.
Posted by David G. Markham at 7:00 AM