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Words With (UU) Friends

We use religious language on the I Am UU page. We also talk candidly about our humanist source, and how all the theology in the world is debatable and ultimately futile without thoughtful action to back it up. People have been upset by each of these. This is to be expected. We welcome discussion and […]

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The Love of Friends

August 3rd is Esther Day, and this week, we ask you to reflect on these words from Esther Earl: “The point of it all is to love friends completely and utterly, at their best and worst, and to love more than just the good things. It’s about showing that you’re willing to accept them for […]

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The Moral Obligation of Justice and Love

By now, we hope that anyone who has followed the blog or even the Facebook page knows about the Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion. A set of guidelines put together from previous writings, the 5 Smooth Stones are a set of beliefs intended to allow us to outline our faith in religion as a […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Affirm the Inherent Worth and Dignity

An under-valued part of affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of each person is that we can affirm the worth of people around us as often as we like. We can reach out to anyone and everyone within the sound of our voice, and we can affirm their worth. This week we offer […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Giving Your Best to the World

Two weeks ago, our meditation asked you to consider how our acceptance of ongoing revelation affected your own search for truth and meaning, and how we might judge how responsible it is. We touched on the need to be open to change, so that we are always giving our best to the world at large. […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Our Optimism is not Irrational

On Saturday we shared a quote on the Facebook page from Thursday night’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“. A lot was written Friday and Saturday about Jon’s choice not to tell a series of prepared jokes, as is the normal format, in favor of some cathartic ranting about race and guns in America. At […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Open Revelation and the Self

The “free and responsible search for truth and meaning” referenced in our Principles is our recognition that no one person has all the answers, and that we need to allow people to explore, responsibly, the possibilities and the borders of morality and good will. We also have, as a Principle agreed to by every Congregation […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Religious Universalism

There is a common question that those who believe in (or who have never been exposed to ideas other than) a judgmental or outright vengeful creator love to ask Universalists (Unitarian, UU or otherwise): If you don’t believe in Hell, why bother being good? .Many of you laughed a little at the thought. “Why be […]

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