My Atheist Unitarian Universalist Wishlist

In atheist organizing, we talk a lot about the need for community and what we can do to help create community for the non-religous. A lot of atheists lose friends or valuable communities when they come out and are honest in their circles about what they think. And...

Observations of a UU Atheist: Theological Diversity

I am still getting used the diversity of religious views that I hear expressed in my UU church. For most of my life a religious community meant adherence to a creed and uniformity of beliefs. Growing up in an Evangelical Christian church I was taught that a religious...

Atheist UU — Thoughts 6 months after joining

It has been nearly 6 months since I officially signed the book to join Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church. My original reasons for revisiting the UU churches in town (as this is not my first encounter) is to find a regularly-meeting community and children's program for...
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My Atheist Unitarian Universalist Wishlist

In atheist organizing, we talk a lot about the need for community and what we can do to help create community for the non-religous. A lot of atheists lose friends or valuable communities when they come out and are honest in their circles about what they think. And...

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Observations of a UU Atheist: Theological Diversity

I am still getting used the diversity of religious views that I hear expressed in my UU church. For most of my life a religious community meant adherence to a creed and uniformity of beliefs. Growing up in an Evangelical Christian church I was taught that a religious...

read more

Atheist UU — Thoughts 6 months after joining

It has been nearly 6 months since I officially signed the book to join Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church. My original reasons for revisiting the UU churches in town (as this is not my first encounter) is to find a regularly-meeting community and children's program for...

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Learning how to trust myself

One of the hurdles in my personal growth has been learning to trust my own mind and my own memories. This is particularly difficult with anxiety because of the way my mind tries to jump from thing to thing while I am hardly even aware of what is happening. I’ve been...

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What is needed for Religious Pluralism to work?

These are my thoughts briefly about the idea of religious pluralism expressed by Eboo Patel in the book Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. Which is a very good read, by the way, and I barely stretch the surface...

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Trying out Vlogging

This is an experiment in video blogging, which I am taking on in order to increase my comfort with speaking out loud on camera and with expressing my thoughts out loud.

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Reflections on why I rejected God

Now that I've been thinking about religion, I'm brainstorming what I used to believe as a youth and why I rejected it. I'm starting with God, and what I was taught about this god. These characteristics were either explicitly stated or implied about what God of my...

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An Atheist with a Religion?

So then, I took the plunge and joined my Unitarian Universalist church. I signed the book, went to new member orientation, made a financial pledge, and signed up for volunteer opportunities. I've decided that this is how I want to raise my daughter. I am also...

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“I don’t believe in that God either?”

One phrase I've come across with liberal religious people (most recently in a 'common read' book I was reading that had a bit about interfaith cooperation) is "I don't believe in that God either." You know, that judgemental God that hates gays and sends people to...

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