ABOUT jUUggernaut – Observations of an unbelieving Unitarian Universalist

jug·ger·naut  (jgr-nôt)

Something, such as a belief or institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion or to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed.

I like: paradoxes, oxymorons  — I dislike: doxa, morons 

Obviously, nothing in the ideological nature and organizational power of Unitarian Universalism suggests it might ever become a juggernaut. But how many catchy bog titles are there with a useable ‘u’? Anyway:

Welcome to my blog.

I’m an atheist member of a Unitarian Universalist church, namely Jefferson Unitarian church in Golden, Colorado. What prompted me to start this blog was the June 2008 Pew US Religious Landscape Survey 2008 ( http://religions.pewforum.org/reports )

All that unsubstantiated God belief, inside and outside of UU circles! Time to question it.

My take: the Seven Principles adopted by UUs are a strong foundation for an ethical life. Add a willingness to acknowledge life’s mysteries and you’re ready to lead a fulfilled and meaningful life. From what I can tell: a realistic, and joyful promise that does not depend on belief in a higher being.




2 Responses to ABOUT jUUggernaut – Observations of an unbelieving Unitarian Universalist

  1. Chuck B. says:

    While I am an unapologetic theist, it would seem to me at least we have some things in common:

    1) Support for atheist and humanist voices in the UUA and our country’s culture.
    2) Support for Morales for President of the UUA for the same reasons.

    I understand your need to discuss things from an atheist perspective on your site, but I would love to talk about Morales and our need to get him elected as well.

  2. juuggernaut says:

    I appreciate your interest. But to be clear, I didn’t create this blog to push campaign issues. Sure, they will come up but for a simple reason: unlike the US presidential race with its artificial ‘issues’ and general horse race character the UUA candidates focus on real issues that will decide the future of our movement. Blogs are one good forum to exchange views and arguments on that front. So yes, I’ll start a discussion about Peter Morales’ ideas at some point, probably after this Saturday’s candidate forum at GA.

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