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XKCD doesn't understand free speech—or the difference between legal and moral rights

The cartoon Its mouseover text: "I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the m

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Pagan Leadership Revisited: New Visions for a New Age

Changing times in society cause shifts in the needs of the average person. While each community has distinctly different aspects, there are commonalities that exist within every community. The needs o

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

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Lent (Day 39) — Jimmy Breslin, “The Church that Forgot Christ”

In one of the final chapters, Breslin speaks of talking with a Katherine Grimes, MD, a psychiatrist regarding the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal.  The conversation turns to the matter of the semi

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)

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No Easy Thing: The Half-Won Blessing, 2

Did you hear about the guy who was addicted to brake fluid? He said he could stop any time he wanted. . . . We all have our addictions. Whether it’s full-blown alcoholism or drug addiction or somethin

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

A SONG OF INTERDEPENDENCE: A Celebration of Communion for Unitarian Universalist Congregations

A SONG OF INTERDEPENDENCE A Celebration of Communion for Unitarian Universalists Preface For nearly three hundred years it has been the continuous tradition of the First Unitarian Church of Providence

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Birthdays (May 2014)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in May!  They are: Roy Schilling Richard Hudgins Valerie Gecowets Joe Wilson Caroline Fureymoore Jerry Dingus

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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The drug war: where would Jesus stand? Who would Jesus jail?

There was a great story on Al-Jazeera America posted yesterday, regarding the push by faith leaders to end the war on drugs and establish more reasonable sentencing guidelines. The quote that ended th

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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A Day Without a Smartphone

Smartphones are amazing things. What would be considered a super computer not that long ago in the palm of your hand. The ablility to send a Tweet around the world. The ability to send a Facebook mess

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Heaven Is For Real – A Pagan View

What are we to make of those who say they died and went to heaven – or to hell? Are their experiences proof of Christian doctrines about the afterlife? Heaven Is For Real gives us an opportunity to ex

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Mama’s Day

An instant classic by William Haefeli in The New Yorker, 2011 The attempt at re-envisioning Mothers’ (or Mother’s or Mothers) Day by calling it Mama’s (or Mamas or Mamas’) Day, by the organization Str

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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And Let Them Know About It!

A colleague pointed out recently to me that I do something fairly naturally which is not something every minister or even every congregation knows how to do, which is to get the word out about signifi

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

Breaking Out of a Closed Circle

Church planting in Unitarian Universalism has been slow, anemic and pitiful.  In a cultural environment where increasing numbers of people seem to be not interested in the churches that are, planting

21 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Supernatural: A word with no useful meaning

I was inspired to write today because a Unitarian Universalist was, once again, bemoaning the “supernatural” elements of religion. I want to voice my clear and unrepentant disregard for such concerns.

1 day ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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Maundy Thursday With Your Friendly Jesus Person

Today is Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday. Maundy is an old English word or maybe an old French or Latin word that is derived from “mandate,” which Jesus gave during his last dinner party with his be

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

Theological Reflection

Pressing Concerns

Categories: Featured, Missional Church The building of my home congregation is wedged between three worlds: a funeral home, where people bring their grief and mourning; an old home subdivided into a s

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Featured Missional Church

Equal Pay at the Altar? (and the war of statistics)

My thoughtful feminist husband first told me about it: the latest salvo in the defensive battle being waged against equal pay for equal work by women. It was the grenade tossed by Phyllis Schlafly, fo

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UUWF Blog (Site / Info)

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Addressing Safety at Pagan Conventions and Festivals

As the immediate shock regarding the arrest of Pagan author and musician Kenny Klein on possession of child pornography wears off, a wider conversation in the Pagan community on event safety and sexua

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

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The Future is in Color

Rainbow America By Amanda Froelich on the True Activist blog: With the increasing trend of interracial partnerships, it’s much more common for an individual to belong to a variety of hereditary backgr

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Pagans, Cheasters, and Nones: Easter and Open-Source Religion

This coming Easter morning, many people will rise and look east. Some will go to a Christian church for their only visit this year. Many will be reminded by priests and preachers that this one day is

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—From the Harlem Renaissance

Archibald John Motley, Jr.   Blues 1929 From time to time there are magical, fertile places—communities that for one reason or another fairly burst with new energy and creativity producing artists of

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

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