Friday, July 23, 2010

how does one become a Unitarian Universalist?

How did you become a Unitarian Universalist? from Speaking of Faith on Vimeo.

The Unitarian universalism believes in everything. It is the most predominate pluralistic faith tradition holding to an belief in a general deity. You could say they are a great post-modern faith. While I deeply disagree with the beliefs and values it is interesting to hear the very human stories of how they came to their faith. It also gives insight into how people can be "saved" to a group and not God. How disturbing it was that so many sound just like many evangelical Christians in the description of their faith journey. What does that say about what evangelicals thinking about the role of divine grace, spiritual imputation of the Spirit, of faith as a gift to believe, and dare i say it, the power of the Spirit. Where are the conversions from a grace driven perspective? All of this mussing, leads me to ask a very disturbing questions, what does that say about the Evangelical view of salvation?( how you tell your story is telling of your theology as well as your history). Even more chilling is the question, How many evangelicals are "saved" to a group and not God?

Is this an issue of salvation or education? You tell me.

footnote - this post is not in anyway a support of Unitarian universalism. If you don't know what they believe watch the video below.

What Is a Unitarian Universalist? from Speaking of Faith on Vimeo.

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