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Wednesday, August 4, 2004

'UU World' in the news.

UU World, Jul/Aug 2004In what may be a first, UU World magazine is the subject of an Associated Press religion column. Richard Ostling reviews Forrest Church's essay, "Choose Your Enemies Carefully," along with a passage from a letter by Adlai Stevenson, both of which appeared in the "Reflections" section of the July/August issue. Of course, I think this is notable because that's one of the sections of the magazine that I edit.

("A Unitarian pastor examines the nature of — gasp — sin," Richard Ostling [AP], Toronto Star 8.1.04)

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 4 August 2004 at 5:10 PM

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Rick Heller:

August 4, 2004 08:53 PM | Permalink for this comment

Good job!

It's important to separate people's penchant for doing harm from the overbearingly metaphysical Original Sin caused by the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden and compensated for by substitutionary atonement of God's Only Son. The latter is mythological, and can itself do harm, but the former is common sense.

That's the justification of the Framers of the Constitution creating a separation of powers, to keep any one person from dominating the nation. Systems which place their faith in a guru or furhrer or other perfect individual often end in disaster.


August 4, 2004 09:45 PM | Permalink for this comment

Tom Schade critiques and expands on Forrest's notion of sin over at Prophet Motive.

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