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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. The UU has for the most part been accepting and open to Atheists, but

... there is a strong movement that is trying to change that landscape. John A. Buehrens, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1993 to 2001 and still an active minister in a UU congregation in Massachusetts wrote a book called "A Chosen Faith" which is considered a basic primmer so to speak of the modern UU church. In it he says, "Atheists are in the grip of self-delusion", that Atheists are "worse than the violent zealots we condemn" and that we're practicing a "demonic pseudoreligion". His denunciations don't represent the stand of most UU members but this book is still one of it's main publictions and couldn't be said more forthrightly by Bible-thumping fundamentalists.

This book is still being promoted as the definitive introduction to Unitarian Universalism by the UUA's publishing arm. If anyone can claim to be a spokesperson for Unitarian Universalism as a whole, it would be them.

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