Sunday, March 29, 2009

Becoming Unitarian.


After more than a year of attending services, I finally joined our local Unitarian church.

Here's what Unitarians believe:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

    Unitarian joke:

    It is show-and-tell day at school, and all the children are requested to bring in an item which illustrates their religious beliefs. David stands up and says "This is a star of David and I am a Jew". Dorothy stands up and says "This is a crucifix and I am a Catholic". Jimmy stands up and says "This is a casserole and I am a Unitarian".

    Famous UUs:

    Frank Lloyd Wright
    John Adam
    John Quincy Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Kurt Vonnegut
    Alexander Graham Bell
    Samuel Morse
    Charles Darwin
    Linus Pauling
    Isaac Newton


    Noel said...

    At least, for me, you miss on famous UUs. That is Doris Liu Lee :) Congratulations :)

    Rena said...

    Congratulations. It is good to have a belief. Any belief is to achieve a peace of mind and help each other.

    And UU is similar to Buddhism, which tolerates any other religions.