Category Archives: religion

Virtue Signaling

A quick note for my UU friends. This article in the New York Times discusses a vigorous campaign by a religious professional against the release of a film. According to the article, the film was not actually anti-Islam at all, … Continue reading

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Every year the Unitarian Universalists hold a General Assembly, a grand conclave in which delegates from the congregations gather and do stuff. I’ve never been to a GA, so I have no idea what they do, but part of it … Continue reading

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Magic 8-Ball

At the next couple of General Assemblies of the Unitarian Universalist denomination, a proposed Eighth Principle is going to be put forward and voted on. If the GA approves, it will be tacked on at the end of the Seven … Continue reading

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Facts & Feelings

This morning one of my Unitarian Universalist friends dropped a quote (from some unknown source) on her Facebook feed. On the surface, this quote seems to be a nice reminder that we ought to be aware of and considerate of … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise

I’m in receipt of an email from another in the small but passionate group of dissenters from what has become the prevailing orthodoxy in Unitarian Universalism. This individual has written a couple of pieces online, which I’ll link to below. … Continue reading

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Is U or Ain’t U U?

Regular readers of this space will recall my posts, over the past couple of years, discussing a controversy that is roiling (in some small way) the Unitarian Universalist denomination. I’ve been a member of the local UU church for the … Continue reading

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Whiners Being Picky

My local Unitarian-Universalist church sent out an email today announcing that they’ll be having “training” on “micro-aggressions.” The email I composed, but haven’t sent and probably won’t, because the people running the church just wouldn’t get it, goes like this: … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Theory

“You don’t know about me,” Mark Twain wrote, “without you have read a book by the name of ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.’” So begins one of the great American novels. Lately I’ve been blogging about some problems in Unitarian … Continue reading

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Go Your Own Way

I’m remembering a scene in the movie THX 1138 — I don’t have the movie, so I’m working from memory here — where a line of people in drab clothing is shuffling along a corridor. The movie is about regimentation. … Continue reading

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What Is “Harm”?

I’ve been pondering the preposterous claims that Rev. Todd Eklof’s book The Gadfly Papers caused “harm.” Those who were quick to accuse him of having caused harm entirely failed to cite a single harmful or harm-inducing passage in his book … Continue reading

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