Hi there. My name is Thomas Earthman and I run the I Am UU Facebook page, Twitter account, and this website. I make a small amount of money doing so, though a lot of what is raised goes into software fees, hosting costs, and other business expenses for the project. I never wanted to be […]
Tag Archives | worth and dignity
Unitarian Universalism rejects the very idea that any person has ever been perfect or could ever present flawless wisdom to the rest of us. We also need to remember that we can learn a great deal from many of the people we largely disagree with.
Richard, in a comment on a recent post about what it means to be a UU, thinks that our opposition to certain political positions, our rejection of certain movements and slogans, makes us hypocritical. We’ve hidden the comment where it originally appeared because it was wildly off-topic. We did want to address the comment, though: […]
It’s been said that no one returns home from war without scars of some kind. It is also said that a person’s family serves, too, in a fashion by giving up peace of mind and the presence of their loved one. Those are years a parent, a spouse, or a child can never get back.
Monday was Labor Day; a day for remembering the struggles that have shaped the quality of life that we enjoy and created the American Dream. We tried to share things over the long weekend to support that frame of mind. Unitarian Universalism aspires towards a more just and compassionate world. While we live in a […]
Labor day is a secular holiday, but a Humanist one. It should be recognized by Unitarian Universalists as part of the ongoing development of our faith; Labor day is fundamentally tied to our values and the Principles of the UUA. Labor Day isn’t just a day off. It is a day to celebrate people who […]
In the United States, our military is commanded by civilian leadership, with the elected President as the Commander and Chief of all our armed forces. All of our military operations are under the collective (if indirect) control of the citizenry; all service members carry out orders with our implied consent. We are, collectively, responsible for […]
We must not forget that, even while we aspire to accept and encourage every person who enters a UU space, whether online or in person, we are a covenantal religion; covenant means that responsibility and respect must go both ways. While we affirm the worth and dignity of every person, we do not need to […]
As a religious professional and an aspiring religious educator (how far I am from that goal varies wildly depending on who is asked), I talk a lot about what Unitarian Universalism means to me and what it is at it’s best. And I get a LOT of disagreement. I get a lot of people who […]
I get a lot of… feedback when I point out that, despite a centuries-long legacy that got us to this point, Unitarian Universalism is less than 60 years old. The religion we teach today would be unrecognizable to John Adams, Clara Barton, and most of the other historical Unitarians and Universalists of whom we are […]