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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 03:02 PM
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22. Sigh
UU's walk the walk better than just about anybody, and then scrupulously fail organizationally.

Within Boston city limits there are four churches that identify as UU. One of them (which was the one where I got married, not at all coincidentally) is called Community Church of Boston. It's an explicitly activist church, and has been for nearly a century. They have an open pulpit, where they invite people who aren't UU (and may not even profess a religion) to speak, especially activists. Their reception hall is called the Guatemala Room, and it's decorated with agitprop art. It's a pretty cool place, and I'm not generally comfortable inside a church.

The 2005 directory listing all the UU congregations in the country omitted to mention that it exists-- a state of affairs apparently engineered by the other three churches in town.

Anyway, I think the work you're doing is more important than the credentials. And I have a :hug: for you if you want it.

(And props for the poster above quoting Matthew. I want a bumper sticker that reads MATT 25:40.)
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  -I've just been denied credentialing by my professional board. intheflow  Mar-31-06 02:25 PM   #0 
  - Aw, sweetie, I was thinking about you all day.  merh   Mar-31-06 02:29 PM   #1 
  - Thank you, Dear Friend!  intheflow   Mar-31-06 02:33 PM   #4 
     - LOL  merh   Mar-31-06 02:42 PM   #12 
        - Asshat = Asshole?  intheflow   Mar-31-06 02:56 PM   #19 
           - Next time around you will have more time to study  merh   Mar-31-06 03:12 PM   #26 
  - How about a hug?  Debi   Mar-31-06 02:32 PM   #2 
  - Yes.  intheflow   Mar-31-06 02:36 PM   #6 
     - We're all human. We all have faults  Debi   Mar-31-06 02:40 PM   #10 
        - I've done my internship.  intheflow   Mar-31-06 02:48 PM   #16 
  - Aw... you'll do better next time!  Love Bug   Mar-31-06 02:33 PM   #3 
  - Apparently, neither do I!  intheflow   Mar-31-06 02:38 PM   #8 
  - Polity is a general term that refers to political organization...  BikeWriter   Mar-31-06 02:42 PM   #13 
  - That's too bad!  XemaSab   Mar-31-06 02:35 PM   #5 
  - Thanks, Xema!  intheflow   Mar-31-06 02:40 PM   #9 
     - I never did!  XemaSab   Mar-31-06 02:44 PM   #14 
  - Dude, that totally sucks.  LynzM   Mar-31-06 02:37 PM   #7 
  - Thanks, LynzM.  intheflow   Mar-31-06 02:42 PM   #11 
     - Cool, I didn't know that!  LynzM   Mar-31-06 07:12 PM   #37 
  - I hate those kinds of hoops.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-06 02:44 PM   #15 
  - Yes, it the academic and religious equivalent to saying,  intheflow   Mar-31-06 03:00 PM   #21 
  - gotta love those credential hoops  hfojvt   Mar-31-06 02:48 PM   #17 
  - Get out!  intheflow   Mar-31-06 03:03 PM   #23 
  - I'm sorry for your disappointment  TallahasseeGrannie   Mar-31-06 02:53 PM   #18 
  - Thanks, TG.  intheflow   Mar-31-06 03:03 PM   #24 
  - Perhaps they be swine? Might you be able to cast your pearls elsewhere?  Boojatta   Mar-31-06 02:56 PM   #20 
  - Well, swine they may be.  intheflow   Mar-31-06 03:05 PM   #25 
  - Sigh  Squeech   Mar-31-06 03:02 PM   #22 
  - Thanks so much, Squeech.  intheflow   Mar-31-06 03:13 PM   #27 
  - I'm so sorry, my friend.  Shine   Mar-31-06 03:15 PM   #28 
  - In some Native American cultures  intheflow   Mar-31-06 03:21 PM   #29 
     - self-delete  intheflow   Mar-31-06 03:25 PM   #30 
     - Yes, I know. Turtle is one of my totems this lifetime.  Shine   Mar-31-06 03:33 PM   #33 
  - This thread has run it's course. Time to go drink margaritas!  intheflow   Mar-31-06 03:27 PM   #31 
  - You know how I feel about this since I am sitting right behind you...  usedtobesick   Mar-31-06 03:28 PM   #32 
  - Happy belated Birthday!  merh   Mar-31-06 03:36 PM   #34 
  - Church polity is a bitch.  RevCheesehead   Mar-31-06 04:29 PM   #35 
  - Thanks, Rev.  intheflow   Apr-01-06 04:29 AM   #38 
     - One thing I learned from the BOM  RevCheesehead   Apr-01-06 11:27 AM   #48 
        - My SO said much the same thing.  intheflow   Apr-02-06 07:42 AM   #65 
  - I'm so sorry intheflow  OhioBlues   Mar-31-06 04:36 PM   #36 
  - Thanks, OhioBlues.  intheflow   Apr-01-06 04:31 AM   #39 
  - That just doesn't sound right  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Apr-01-06 04:36 AM   #40 
  - Thanks, Buffy.  intheflow   Apr-01-06 10:24 AM   #44 
     - I'm an atheist, not a jerk  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Apr-01-06 09:41 PM   #54 
  - They are wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.  northofdenali   Apr-01-06 04:38 AM   #41 
  - Thanks, n.o.d.  intheflow   Apr-01-06 10:27 AM   #45 
     - I've been around since '02 but don't post a ton -  northofdenali   Apr-01-06 02:26 PM   #51 
  - I am so sorry!  KitchenWitch   Apr-01-06 05:00 AM   #42 
  - That's reality. And as evryone knows...  intheflow   Apr-01-06 10:29 AM   #46 
  - Best of luck to you!  MyPetRock   Apr-01-06 05:04 AM   #43 
  - Best of luck backatcha!  intheflow   Apr-01-06 10:30 AM   #47 
  - A thought from America's greatest writer, Mark Twain....  Rowdyboy   Apr-01-06 12:01 PM   #49 
  - I didn't realize you were a MS boy, Rowdyboy!  intheflow   Apr-02-06 07:19 AM   #58 
     - One branch of my family moved to Jones county in 1819......I'm just  Rowdyboy   Apr-02-06 09:53 AM   #70 
  - Sympathy and love to you, intheflow  Whoa_Nelly   Apr-01-06 12:26 PM   #50 
  - I like that Keller quote!  intheflow   Apr-02-06 07:22 AM   #59 
  - Perhaps, you should have told them that the lack of concern for  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Apr-01-06 05:30 PM   #52 
  - Yeah, well, the UUs don't put all that much in store with what Jesus said.  intheflow   Apr-02-06 07:26 AM   #60 
     - Yes, I get your point, but it's nice to muse on what they should be  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Apr-02-06 09:31 AM   #68 
  - So study like mad and blow them away next time!  gristy   Apr-01-06 07:27 PM   #53 
  - Oh yeah.  intheflow   Apr-02-06 07:27 AM   #61 
  - UU? Legalistic?  bertha katzenengel   Apr-01-06 09:44 PM   #55 
  - I think Rev Cheesehead nailed it, above.  intheflow   Apr-02-06 07:31 AM   #62 
     - Dammit, Flowie, it's too early to weep over kind remarks. How dare you.  bertha katzenengel   Apr-02-06 09:46 AM   #69 
  - Their loss, ITF...  Blue_In_AK   Apr-01-06 10:00 PM   #56 
  - Thanks, Blue.  intheflow   Apr-02-06 07:32 AM   #63 
  - You're doing the real work you were trained to do  wain   Apr-01-06 11:22 PM   #57 
  - Thanks so much, wain!  intheflow   Apr-02-06 07:34 AM   #64 
     - Thanks for the DU welcome, intheflow!  wain   Apr-03-06 06:42 AM   #71 
  - Sorry to read this!  clyrc   Apr-02-06 07:49 AM   #66 
  - Sending some love  salin   Apr-02-06 08:10 AM   #67 

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