Tag Archives | Religious Education

How a UU Prays

The title is short and might mislead someone who is unfamiliar with Unitarian Universalism. This is about how a specific UU prays, because there are very few things about which anyone can write which can apply to all UUs. This is how a UU prays, and I am that UU, speaking only for myself. If […]

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Next week: Prayer!

Next week, we are going to be posting links and quotes about prayer, from many sources and perspectives, because how we consider the deep questions and pressing issues is as important as knowing what those issues are. Liberal Religion is about seeking truth, not dictating it, and prayer can be an important tool in that […]

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Gathered Together to Get Through Life

Dearly Beloved, “We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” To the sound of an electric organ, intentionally evoking the feeling of Church, Prince outlined the reason that liberal religion, void of creedal certainty and dogma, is still important. We gather together to get through life. Later in the song, “Let’s […]

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Unitarian Universalism Is Not…

Unitarian Universalism is not a religion of tolerance.We do not tolerate the stranger, the heretic, or the outcast; we accept them, welcome them, invite them in. Tolerance is too low a bar. Even those with whom we adamantly disagree, we seek understanding and peace. It is not, as it is sometimes portrayed, an individualistic religion. […]

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Open Revelation and Evolution

Many people wrongly envision evolution as a linear process, moving “forward” toward some perfect state. This is true of those who both accept and reject the evidence, and is the basis for arguments such as, “If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes.” We did not evolve from apes; we are apes. The […]

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Imperfect Sources of Wisdom

It would be impossible to find a flawless source of wisdom. Unitarian Universalism rejects the very idea. We understand that knowledge is constantly being revealed, and that revelation will likely never cease. We must come to understand that every prophetic voice, every person of science, every sage is a person with limits and flaws. Even […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Acceptance and Judgement

“Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear It is a simple thing for most UUs to tolerate others; toleration […]

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Monday Meditation: Reaping and Sowing in Gratitude

This is the season of Samhain, and the time where time catches up to us. The northern hemisphere grows dark, and with it come thoughts of ancestors and traditions. When you reap the crop from the field, you must select some of the healthiest, most hardy seed to set aside for the spring; you must […]

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“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ― A.A. Milne

Love, Acceptance, and Gardening

The guru Osho once said: If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. An expansion on this thought, recently attributed […]

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