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Why I’m Not a Materialist, Even Though Most of My Friends Think I Am One

Okay, I’ve found assuming if something presents in the world in a way that can be touched, well, then it can be measured, and tested. As such I’m pretty relentlessly a fan of the scientific method as

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Update on Oltorotua Well before Dedication + Thanks to You

Click here to read an excellent article on the design and construction of the Oltorotua well. The villagers have also recently taken part in well maintenance and training in sanitation and hygiene.  

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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Epitaph for the Disappointed I.

I thought it would be bigger Epitaph for the Disappointed II. Looks like a lot but it’s not

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Happy birthday, Wolfie!

It was on this day in 1756 that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrived on this planet.

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 1: Unitarians and Lightbulbs

How many Unitarian Universalists does it take to change a light bulb? You may have heard much of this, but it is instructive, and newcomers to liberal religion need to know. We have submitted the ques

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Seventy Years Ago Today—A Grim Discovery by the Red Army

Soviet troops discovered a few children among those left behind by the Germans. Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   It will be observed—celebrated is certainly the wrong word here—in w

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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Dancing Through Doorways

We seek not rest but transformation. We are dancing through each other as doorways. —Marge Piercy How do you serve as a doorway to someone else’s transformation? The Daily Compass offers words and ima

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Moving beyond “don’t judge”

I don’t particularly like the idea that we shouldn’t judge other people. It’s a maxim taught to children, and the Golden Rule refers to the dangers of judgement. Yet that’s not really the problem, or

10 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Sam Harris on Death and Religion

I attend a monthly discussion group that often considers philosophical topics. Our host recently sent us a link to a UTube video of a talk by Sam Harris. Some group members said it was terrific, so I

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Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

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January 27–Sheltering Walls: Change

What do you do when the space you have seems to be too little?  I look around and ponder. Can I rearrange the furniture?  Sometimes, that works.  Can I create new space within the space to make it mor

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Getting Ahead of Ourselves

We passed a milestone today, sooner than expected. Firstborn got his first recruiting packet from a college. It shouldn't be a surprise--he took the PSAT this fall, just as practice, but it was a debu

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Martin and Malcolm

On Saturday a couple of weeks back, I went to see the movie Selma. It told me only one thing I had forgotten, that Malcolm X had visited Selma, and talked with Coretta, but did not talk directly to Ma

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No Words

I am at a loss for words. And as a writer, the inability to find words can be a problem. Yet, here I am, in front of my computer, requisite candle flickering beside me, and I can’t come up with the ri

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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FUUN Youth Group in February

All youth in ninth through 12th grade are invited to Youth Group. We meet Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Youth Room (aka Norris House Conference Room). Join us for the beginning of the worship

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Adult Religious Education – January 2015

Classes meet on Wednesday nights 7-8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change; please click the link above for the most current info

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I can't speak for everybody

That's one of the pull quotes from what I heard of today's testimony before Idaho's House State Affairs Committee on the "Add the Words" bill, HB2, and it seems a great place to start. I saw just 45 m

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The Spirit of Truth, 4: Journey Toward Wholeness

Unitarian Universalists have struggled with the legacy of racism created in Colonial America as a way to co-opt indentured servants and minimize rebellion. In the 19th century, Unitarians were at the

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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tools and tool boxes...

My first and second grade students are very interested in having their own tools to keep at home, so this week I plan to have them make wooden mallets (a project they requested) and a tool box to keep

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

UUs and Social Responsibility: It’s Who We Are

By April Hope Social Responsibility Coordinator I’ve learned a thing or two since I started working for the CUC, but it seems like the more I learn, the less I know. Excited and naïve, I was thrilled

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Pagan Community Notes: The Pagan History Project, Interfaith in South Carolina, Red Grail Spiritual Retreat Center and more

Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and n

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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