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Welcoming Unitarian Universalists Home to Humanism
Former American Humanist Association President Michael Werner has a new book, Regaining Balance: The Evolution of the UUA, the first in a series being released by the publishing arm of the HUUmanists, that exposes what he feels is behind the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)'s growing anti-humanist sentiment in favor of what he calls radical tolerance. "The value of reason in religion has been discarded along with critical thinking, science, and progressive thought," Werner wrote, adding that a "narrow ideology has taken over the UUA."
Such a statement from Werner is all the more meaningful because, as HUUmanists president John Hooper says, "There is no one more dedicated to both Unitarian Universalism and Humanism than Mike Werner." Hooper explained to me that Werner's book is part of a larger project of creating a forum for Unitarian Universalists to consider the challenges facing the...
I'll have to chide SA--just a little bit-- because the title and they excerpt they took from the article is misleading. The author was complaining that the new Unitarian Universalist ministers are getting to religious! It is driving out the people who don't want to hear anything about religion. of course if you want to have all form and no substance, the Unitarians who want to hear about religion to go to a mainline church or the Romish one.
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: .... Anytime God speaks He expects to be understood and requires obedience. As God has said through Paul, the church is the household of God meaning those in the church are members in the family of God by their common faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible is objective truth given by God to the church which is then required and responsible to understand it, proclaim it, and defend it as given.