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Anyone been to a Unitarian Universalist church?

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I’m considering checking one out and was wondering if anyone’s had experience with this.  Unitarian Universalism doesn’t have any official dogmas, but is open to wisdom from all spiritual and philosophical traditions.  I thought it might be a good way to learn more about spirituality and have a sense of community for self-actualizing.

However, it was originally a Christian church, so I’m wondering if it’ll have some of the same traps of traditional religion. If anyone has experience with this, do you think it’s something worth looking into?

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Never heard of Unitarian Universalism before. It sounds awesome imo.

What I especially like: unbounded, and open-mindedness.

And of course curiosity is automatically involved too.

But I can imagine that the downside is that it's a extremely mixed bag. But that of course also has several upsides.

https://www.uua.org/beliefs

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I got this from their website.  They are their core principles

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Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;

Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love

Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life

;Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature

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To me a lot of these ideas sound great and maybe you could meet some great like minded people and there could be a lot of growth if this is what resonated with you now.  Maybe see if you can find a sample sermon or something online, and decide how much the material resonated with you.  It seems like you're also aware that because the church was once Christian apparently, but I think just being aware of that fact is enough that it doesnt really seem like going could hurt 


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