by Charles Rossiter
Copyright 2011 by Charles Rossiter
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Unitarian Universalism Is A Religion For the 21st Century
Well-Suited to People Who Want a Religion That Is Non-Dogmatic
and With a History of Positive Social Action
This book is written out of love and with a desire to pay back a spiritual community. As an adult I had thought I’d never find a place where “my people” congregate. Then I discovered Unitarian Universalism, a non-dogmatic religion with a history of positive social action. Now I know that wherever I go, if there’s a Unitarian Universalist congregation in the area, I will find like-minded souls who share my liberal views and my interest in social action to make the world a better place. As a UU I don’t try to convert people. We’re not that way. We believe that UU speaks for itself. After reading about UU and the 7 principles, you may become interested in it for yourself. But that’s not the main point here. My point is to let people know about Unitarian Universalism because it is a positive force in the world that needs to be better known and better understood.
I started life as a Catholic, but dropped out when I went to college. There’s no need to go into the specifics on that. I was never enthusiastic about organizations in general and the older I got, the more it seemed to me that the ideas behind the various organized religions were much more appealing than the religious institutions themselves. Then, in 2003, I became familiar with Unitarian Universalism and joined. I became a UU after learning that it’s a religion that is well-suited to people like me who are put off by the dogmatism other religions and who believe that religious communities can make a difference in the world in which we live.