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    Unitarian Universalism

    What are the pro's and con's of this religion?

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    Atheists are welcome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lao tzu View Post
    Atheists are welcome?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lao tzu View Post
    Atheists are welcome?
    Is that a Pro or a Con (or does that depend on one's perspective)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
    Is that a Pro or a Con (or does that depend on one's perspective)?
    I would say Pro. More diversity and openess.

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    Inclusivism and community are pros, but there is a saying, don't be so open minded the brain falls out. The UU community does have a strong appreciation for art and tends to be very family focused. However some ministers write articles on how to justify partial birth abortions, which bothers me. I'm also not terribly fond of some of their hymns, which I think would make Emerson turn in his grave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
    Is that a Pro or a Con (or does that depend on one's perspective)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catholicity View Post
    Inclusivism and community are pros, but there is a saying, don't be so open minded the brain falls out. The UU community does have a strong appreciation for art and tends to be very family focused. However some ministers write articles on how to justify partial birth abortions, which bothers me. I'm also not terribly fond of some of their hymns, which I think would make Emerson turn in his grave.
    Our gay pastor is now married.
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    Quote Originally Posted by __ View Post
    I would say Pro. More diversity and openess.
    Except it isn't open to the majority of Christians throughout history: the diversity does not include a huge spectrum of experiences and viewpoints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catholicity View Post
    I'm also not terribly fond of some of their hymns, which I think would make Emerson turn in his grave.
    Reminds me of Garrison Keilor's joke about all the Unitarians constantly flipping ahead in the hymnals to decide if they could sing along during the next verse.
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    ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

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