Finding Peace in Our Words

For many UU, the language used by religious extremists is associated with hate, control, and a vast array of assumption and judgement. We may flinch when hearing words commonly used in religious communities from which we came or whose members may commit atrocities we abhor. Universalism, though, is deeply rooted in Christianity easily going back 500 years. Unitarianism is our secular source of our humanism and reason. When these joined, they forged a new way of viewing the world and ourselves. How can we view the language and words of Unitarian Universalism in a way that embraces our values, and lives out our 3rd and 4th principles of acceptance, encouragement to spiritual growth, and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning?

Doug Booth is a Trustee for the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation and a member of the Worship Team. He and his husband came to Unitarian Universalism in 2018. A former Jehovah’s Witness minister, expelled in 2014, the free and responsible search for truth and meaning has been has been at the core of his spiritual journey and growth.

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