thread: 2005-08-05 : Going Home

On 2005-08-07, Meguey wrote:

I kinda want to wait for Vincent to chime in, too, but no. I just got back from spending a week at the beach with 145 other Unitarian Universalists. It was great. I was raised UU, I really completely dig all the 'comparative religions/what folks believe/myth systems' section of thought and conversation, and if I'm not in on the conversation with James, Clint, Matt and whoever at GenCon, I'll be way bummed.

Basic tenants of UU: 1) the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, and 2) respect for the interdependent web of which we are a part. If you go back to the beginnings, in Romania in the 1400s, it's two heresies against the Catholic church: One God as opposed to the Trinity, and universal salvation because God is too great to condemn souls to torment. It's amazing what taking the threat of Hellfire out of a religion does to it.

The bit about kids and promises? Yep. I think that's one of the reasons I'm really glad *not* to be raising them with the 'if you do this, God will reward you with 40 wives in Heaven' or whatever.

Also, T, I loved 'Mister God, This is Anna'


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