Beliefs vs Sects -- Response to Erik Risely

Rev. Erik has posted a thoughtful piece about whether UU's need or have a distinctive set of beliefs.  He has gotten a bunch of good comments on Facebook, and one snide on his blog.

But I think that he collapsed two different questions: one is whether we are sectarian and anti-sectarian and the other is whether we have a particular UU faith, or are a multi-faith spirituality.  The more I thought about this, the more I saw them as a grid, which I offer for all of your exploration.  I almost included names of people I know in each of the grids, but I didn't want to speak for them.


Comments

Anonymous said…
Thank you for illustrating so neatly for me the fundamental conflict I've been having with my minister. Quadrant 1 vs. Quadrant 4.

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