I orignally posted this article on another blog, I used to write, called "ChaliceFire" when I was a member of the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, NY. I was asked to take the blog down by the pastor of that church even though I was clear that I was writing it as an individual not as a member of the church and I did so out of respect. There are number of good articles on it and I am republishing them here. This article appeared on ChaliceFire on 11/16/08, six years ago. It is as appropriate and relevant now if not even more so than it was then. I had lunch with a friend last week 02/05/15, who asked me what I thought of the practice of "just signing the book?" I had forgotten I had written this article but I shared with him the same basic ideas 7 years later. It is also interesting that the article never generated any comments at its initial publishing 7 years ago. Let's see what happens this time around.
Is Unitarian Universalism a social club or a way of life? David Markham discusses Michael Durall's idea of "Integrity of membership."
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