You might be a Unitarian Universalist and not even know it. Now, that would be a pity, as the Unitarian Universalists are a fine association of folks. Our numbers are modest (217,000 is the number I found kicking around on the web), but I suspect most UUs are simply not yet aware that they’re UUs.
You might be a Unitarian Universalist if…
- You believe in God, the Goddess, the power of the universe, a pantheon of gods, the goodness of humans, or nature.
- You don’t know what you believe in, or you’re sure there is nothing at all beyond what can be known via science.
- You once believed in a God, Goddess, nature, the universe, or nothing at all, but now you’re not so sure.
- You ponder exactly what you do believe in or perhaps leave the door open, even if you’ve found an answer that works for you.
- You were raised Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, Buddhist, Hindu, Humanist, or nothing at all.
- Your table in December contains a chalice, an advent wreath, a candle from a solstice celebration, and a menorah. All lit.
- Your idea of a la carte is picking and choosing the parts of the religions of the world that work for you.
- You are always open to revise what is true and meaningful from those religions.
- You support the rights of gay, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender people, and you really don’t understand what all the fuss is about regarding gay marriage.
- You pause when hearing the words, “Let us pray,” first considering to whom (if anyone) you would pray to then pondering what power prayer has.
- You pause even longer when folks ask you what’s up with that Unitarian Universalism, knowing its a long answer that will lead to many more question.
- You believe in the dignity and worth of every person, even when your disagree with them.
- You respect the spiritual search of others, even when it leads them down paths that mystify and even anger you.
- You wonder why we’re here, where we’ve been, and where we’ll be next. And wonder, and wonder, and wonder.
- You’d like to be with other people who share a questioning look at the world and who care for humanity and the planet.
Want to find out more? Explore the Unitarian Universalist seven principles and six sources, or even visit a congregation. Listen to sermons and messages. Ask questions, read, and then ask some more questions. After all, you might just be a Unitarian Universalist and not even know it.