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  •  Please criticize my faith (7+ / 0-)

    I'm a Unitarian Universalist.

    I'm always grateful for helpful feedback.

    Thank you.

    The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. -Alice Walker

    by LibrErica on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 10:10:56 AM PDT

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    •  You ARE just joking, I assume? (3+ / 0-)

      After all having 7 Principles and 6 Sources - which adds up to 13 - seems like a most unfortunate number to base your religion upon, especially for a group that throughout history has  "moved to the rhythms of mystery and wonder"

      Plus, that's just a whole lot of stuff to remember.

      I'd try to cut back to maybe 4 Principles and 3 Sources at the most.  

      •  We criticize our own faith all the time (3+ / 0-)
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        Catte Nappe, Shawn87, Roadbed Guy

        We support each person's free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

        I'm not joking.
        About being a Unitarian Universalist or about welcoming critical input.

        I suppose you can consider belittling/mocking to be a criticism. I don't think I do.

        But I'll take that bit about too many things to remember into consideration. I can see how that might present challenges for some people, although that has never been my experience as a UU.

        At least, not until you get into our committee system. Of those... we do have too many to remember!

        The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. -Alice Walker

        by LibrErica on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 12:43:46 PM PDT

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