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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 09:48 AM
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Yesterday, I attended my first Universal Unitarian Service.
It was fine. I found myself in agreement with many things that were shared by the "pastor" (?) It did feel a little different because I have never been to a service like this before. Been to church a hundred times.

At this point in my life I am really not sure what I believe anymore. I am starting some research on the origins of the bible and christianity. I want to come from place of truth which unfortunately has been lacking throughout my life. I am sick and tired of history revionsionism(if that is a word), political spin, and religious fairy tales. I want to have a spiritual self that comes from being informed and continuing to seek truth in my life.

I am going to be picking up a book I ordered, hopefully today, named "The Secret History of the Bible". That is a book, after researching many books on the subject, where I will begin my search for truth.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-22-06 06:55 PM
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1. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
I started going to a UU church a little over a year ago, and love it. I've found my spiritual home, there's no doubt. I love the learning, the seeking, and especially, the people. I've met the most amazing group of people there.

UUism definitely encourages exploration - mental and spiritual. It's not the place for one who wants 'the answers' - if you are a seeker, it may be a very good fit.

That book sounds interesting...I'm going to put it on my reading list! :hi:
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:22 AM
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2. Also consider getting the book
The history of God, written by a former Nun (whose name escapes me atm)

It goes into great detail about 4 biggest religions. Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and a bit about Buddhism (what got me turned on researching Buddhism).

It's interesting and goes from a place of historical accuracy without any mythology.
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:35 PM
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3. Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong is the author. Nitpick: It's "A History of God."

She has written numerous books, generally about religious history. Some noteworthy ones include "The Battle for God" and "In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis."
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