Are You A UU and Don't Know It?
Please review this checklist to see if your beliefs and values
are in harmony with those of Unitarian Universalism.
- I believe in the right of every person to make his or her own choice about
what he or she believes and values.
- I believe in the search for larger, valid and reliable truths which speak
to new issues of the emerging new culture.
- I cannot identify my beliefs with any particular creed or doctrine.
- I believe that ultimate truth is an emerging experimental thing, not finished
- I believe a child should be encouraged to discover religion in his or
her unfolding life rather than have it forced upon him or her through a
process of dogmatic indoctrination.
- I believe a church can be an effective organization and still urge each
member to be her or his free individual self.
- I believe a church should welcome and appreciate the insights and answers
of all healthy spiritual systems and religions.
- I want a church where people from many religious and spiritual backgrounds
-- Agnostic, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Mystic,
Zoroastrian, etc. -- are all welcomed as full-fledged members without "conversion"
- I want a church which speaks warmly of "salvation" in terms
of consciousness, self-knowledge, and self-management skills, of character
and deeds; where achievement is more dependent on social responsibility
and action less than ceremonies, sacraments, catechisms and creeds.
- I believe salvation results from ethical living, problem solving, moral
achievement; and aversion to sanctimony and bigotry in all its forms --
agism, racism, sexism, etc.
- I want a church where I can be free to wonder about -- even doubt -- the
existence of a Supreme Being, the nature of the Source of all life, the
effectiveness of prayer and meditation, the possibility of immortality,
and still be spiritual or religious; a church that calls no honest doubt
"heresy" and where "heretics" are welcome.
- I believe that people are punished by their sins,
not for them, and that the evil people do lives
- I believe the marks of true religion are holistic health, spiritual freedom,
enlightened reason, broad and tolerant sympathy, upright character and unselfish
service; and if I do these today, the afterlife will take care of itself.
- I hold in reverence the interconnectedness and interdependence of all
- I believe that the future is largely in our hands, not a fate wrought
by an angry god.
- I value a church which is part of a purposeful, positive, organized religious
movement, dedicated to the healthy, moral, aesthetic, philosophical, scientific
and social progress of human life.