Sunday, October 18, 2020

Thoughts about #Unfit: The Psychology Of Donald Trump and Unitarian Universalism

 Last night I watched #Unfit: The Psychology Of Donald Trump.

Will undecided voters watch it? Maybe.

Will Trump voters watch it? No.

Will anti Trumpers watch it? Yes.

The things highlighted in the documentary are already well known. There is nothing new here for people who follow politics and the news.

The interesting thing for Unitarian Universalists is how anti UU principles Trump and his administration are. If you were looking for the anti-Christ you have found him in Donald Trump and his minions.

Do the Trumpists bring an opposing world view to the Unitarian Universalist view? Yes, there could not be a starker contrast.

Perhaps we UUs would do well to highlight these contrasts. In order to do this, we have to name the sins of the Trumpers. Once we have named the sins, then we must warn others of the danger and articulate a better way. This better way isn't often coherently stated by UUs. However, all one need do is review our seven principles which is rarely done when sermons focus on social justice issues and psycho-babble. Until UUs dig deeper to excavate the spiritual gold of their tradition and share it, the Trumpers will dominate the national conversation.

Take a look at the documentary, and leave your thoughts in the comments.

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