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alt.recovery.unitarian-univ, "Jane W." <jgwea...@erols.com>:
>I read the official "creed" of the UU church, and I wonder how someone can
>be "recovering" from a belief system that accepts anyone, irrespective of
>their beliefs? I would really like to know how someone decided that he or
>she needed to "recover." It's not like traditional religious dogma, where
>you may consider yourself to be recovering from immersion in a false belief
>system that had resonated with you at one point in time to the point that
>you felt brain-washed. I'm really curious, and would like to hear more.
You asked, you get. I am still a UU, but I will answer anyways.
It may come as a shock to you, sweetie, but UUism is not "perfect",
like you might think it is. UUism is just another man-made religion
like Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and all the others are,
and all are bound to have flaws, imperfections and illusions that need
to be destroyed along with the "rose-colored" glasses. Just as some
UUs may be recovering from their former religion (be whatever it may),
there will be some who are recovering from UUism. Why are you so
shocked about that? UUism is purely man-made, and along with humans,
are bound to have mistakes.
You want perfection? Go to the Borg (Star Trek creation, first
appeared in ST: The Next Generation, I think). ;-)
Still a UU, but not wearing rose-colored glasses and accepting of her
religion/philosophy's flaws and imperfections, be what it may;