Speaker: David Christian

Humanist Teachings

Join us online through Zoom each Sunday at 10:00 AM. Unitarian Universalism: A Marriage of Humanism and Theism. How’s It Working? Overview: Unitarian Universalism marries Humanism and Theism. Though they share many values, humanism and theism face fundamental incompatibilities. Their epistemologies (how they find truth) starkly differ.  Humanists, largely atheists and agnostics, comprise 45% of UU’s. They look to science, reason, and empirical methods to understand their place in the world. Theists, making up much of the remainder of UU’s, look to sources like tradition, prophecy, divine guidance, and holy texts to understand their place in the world. This dynamic tension creates some yin/yang-like synergies. It also creates conflicts that distract … Continue reading Humanist Teachings