Not the Whole Story

Have you read the article in last week’s UU World magazine titled “After L, G, and B,” in print or online? Have you also read the follow-up article, titled “Our Story Hurt People”? (https://www.uuworld.org/articles/apology-spring-2019) Unless you’ve read the follow-up, you’ve only read part of the story. The original article has prompted strong negative reactions to … [Read more…]

The Worm Thrower, revisited

I was reminded recently of an essay by Loren Eiseley titled “The Star Thrower.” Here’s my adaptation of an adaptation: One morning, while walking on the beach, an old man saw a young man off in the distance, and wondered about the strange thing the young man off in the distance was doing. The young man kept bending … [Read more…]

What Do You Believe?

One of the hallmarks and defining characteristics of Unitarian Universalism is that we have no creed.  This does not mean that we do not have beliefs; nor does it mean, as is sometimes said, that “we can believe anything we want.”  In our non-creedal religious movement, we have individual beliefs, not collective beliefs. As Unitarian … [Read more…]