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3 years ago  ::  May 03, 2011 - 8:26AM #11
RevDorris
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Take this simple Yes or No survey of your beliefs:



  1. Do you believe there is One God or Supreme Being over all others?


  2. Do you believe there are many     acceptable but different paths or ways to worship and relate to this     One God?


  3. Do you believe that as humankind develops more things are revealed to increase our understanding?


  4. Do you believe that humanity is all part of one family?


  5. Do you believe in supporting humanitarian efforts?


  6. Do you believe we should work for the good of our communities?


  7. Do you believe individuals have the right to question what they are told to believe?


  8. Do you believe life is a journey of growth and learning?


  9. Do you believe individuals are responsible for their actions?


  10. Do you believe in sharing what you have learned and in promoting love, harmony, and peace?



If you answered “Yes” to each of these questions; there is no-doubt that you are a Unitarian; welcome to be part of the “Unitarian Community.”


 Now the UUA does not ask questions 1 and 2.  You can believe in 1 god or 2 or none if that is your choice.  Well maybe the only question asked -- is do you want to be part of our social club or political action committee?

With love,

Rev Dorris
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3 years ago  ::  May 03, 2011 - 10:19AM #12
Jupiter6208
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I would answer yes to all but i need more than belonging  to a social club i need much Spirituality as well as social activism.

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry



You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha.

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.”


― Thomas Cranmer
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3 years ago  ::  May 03, 2011 - 9:21PM #13
DotNotInOz
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May 3, 2011 -- 10:19AM, Jupiter6208 wrote:


I would answer yes to all but i need more than belonging  to a social club i need much Spirituality as well as social activism.




Then based upon my experience with UU churches, I'd say it'll be the rare one where you'll find more spirituality than social activism, Jupiter. If you've found one that does, you're lucky indeed, IMO.

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3 years ago  ::  May 03, 2011 - 9:49PM #14
Jupiter6208
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May 3, 2011 -- 9:21PM, DotNotInOz wrote:


May 3, 2011 -- 10:19AM, Jupiter6208 wrote:


I would answer yes to all but i need more than belonging  to a social club i need much Spirituality as well as social activism.




Then based upon my experience with UU churches, I'd say it'll be the rare one where you'll find more spirituality than social activism, Jupiter. If you've found one that does, you're lucky indeed, IMO.





 


A good measure of both would work for me.

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry



You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha.

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.”


― Thomas Cranmer
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3 years ago  ::  May 07, 2011 - 5:45PM #15
RevDorris
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The Unitarian Faith


Slowly the Unitarian Faith is beginning to grow.


Those who believe in One God are no longer silent.


More and more their voices are being heard.


Worship the One through love and service.


 


Churches no longer reflect the truths they know.


Most have declared themselves to be spiritual and not religious.


Live your faith and allow others to do the same.


Love, harmony, and peace are their goal.


 


Attendance at churches has dwindled.


People no longer wish to give lip service to the doctrines.


A vacuum has resulted.


People have no place to meet together to worship and learn.


 


Labels continue to divide those who believe.


Labels give comfort to some but exclude many others.


God does not care if you are Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Pagan, or other.


The One God is worshiped in many different ways.


 


Many different teachers and messengers were sent to every corner.


Love and Serve the One and your fellowman were the instruction.


One world -- One God -- One family to unite together in love.


The Unitarian faith was to unite -- not divide.


 


To continue to grow we must unite together as a family.


To grow and learn we must use the best teachings available to us.


In our diversity we can come together in worship and service.


A united Unitarian Community can bring love, harmony, and peace to all.


 


Mine is but one voice.


Many will say they disagree.


Doctrine and denomination are too important to them.


The status quo -- they try to maintain.


 


Man made religions are maintained but dying.


Each year the divisions grow wider and deeper.


The church buildings grow dark and are sold.


When will we awaken to the Spirit’s light?


 


Knowledge and truth is available to all.


The One God waits for humanity to decide.


Continue on the path to destruction or heed his call.


One world -- One God -- One family living in love, harmony, and peace.


 


We can join together or watch the destruction of all faiths.


We can join together as a family or continue to live with fear, anger, and hate.


The fate of the world is in humanities hands.


We can join together as a family and community or sit back and accomplish nothing.


 

With love,

Rev Dorris
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