Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Quote of the day - UU and self righteous indignation
"Many people have walked away disgusted from Unitarian Universalism because of the self righteous indignation expressed by those in power to silence those with whom they disagree. This is one reason that congregations and the denomination remains so small and has little influence in the broader society."
David Markham, Notes on The Gadfly Papers.
Editor's note: Common complaints heard about UU is that it is too intellectual, it relies on psychobabble, that the people don't seem to love but want to argue in committees about inconsequential things. With the lack of a common core of understanding about the vision and mission of the faith, the people wander and then fight amongst themselves and then go their separate ways in a huff with disgust never to return. The lack of any central authority which can reconcile disagreements leads to egocentric functioning based on individualistic belief that everyone's preference is as good as everyone else's and thus we observe the modern day version of the Tower of Babel