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Mohini:
I really like the philosophy of Unitarian Universalism (and my boyfriend is a Unitarian Universalist), but I dislike the fact that everyone is so white bread, lol.

Are there any UUs on this board?

DanaRSS:
I've been going to the UU church for the past six years or so...I like them a lot, usually meet some interesting people and leave feeling better than when I went in.  I'm not religious, but I like the community and the overall philosophy.

Mohini:

--- Quote from: DanaRSS on April 23, 2013, 06:22:52 pm ---I've been going to the UU church for the past six years or so...I like them a lot, usually meet some interesting people and leave feeling better than when I went in.  I'm not religious, but I like the community and the overall philosophy.

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That's really cool! I have been interested in them for many moons, but I am not so keen on the worship aspect of it. I wish there was more ritual or aesthetics into play, but I suppose for a religion that tries to keep both atheists and theists happy, it seems to promote a happy balance!

marikvulpina:
my boyfriend and I visited a UU church today. it was amazing. I don't think I've ever felt more comfortable around such a large group of people. not a missed beat when I introduced myself as Katie(and with my hair woefully short i do not pass whatsoever atm), and one kind old man whom I'm pretty sure is a local LGBT activist seemed to be flat out delighted to have a trans girl in the congregation. (my boyfriend can just go stealth, when he binds he most definitely passes as a short and pretty man)

I looked up a UU church because i felt that going to a social gathering that was friendly would help me and my boyfriend with our anxiety issues, as well as the simple fact that we seriously need a local social network, and that's basically what churches are for, aside from the religious stuff. also we're Atheists and UU doesn't care about that, so plus.

what i found was a church that proudly proclaimed to be LGBT-friendly(i mean, it should be, the pastor's a lesbian!) and was showing a documentary called "two spirits" about a trans* individual on a navajo reservation. it was a fairly good showing, although they kept referring to the subject(who seems to have been a trans girl) as "he". i don't know if the production team just didn't quite get it, or if they were trying to seem less threatening to a cissexist demographic, or what, but it was one irksome thing in an otherwise fine piece.

tl;dr: it was great, they are welcoming, and I have at least one place in my bible-belt town to be out aside from my own home. my boyfriend and I are most definitely UU now, i think.

Madison Bennett:
Yah, yah, yes I am!  I'm a UU!  And i've been one since about, oh, second grade.  It's a wonderful community.  :)

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