Saturday, December 10, 2011

Isn't This What We're Here For?

In the New York Times, Eric Weiner writes:
We need a Steve Jobs of religion. Someone (or ones) who can invent not a new religion but, rather, a new way of being religious. Like Mr. Jobs’s creations, this new way would be straightforward and unencumbered and absolutely intuitive. Most important, it would be highly interactive. I imagine a religious space that celebrates doubt, encourages experimentation and allows one to utter the word God without embarrassment. A religious operating system for the Nones among us. And for all of us.
Surely this is where Unitarian Universalism fits in today. Or has the potential to. At least that's how I've always seen it -- and it's what drew me to, and keeps me in, this religious movement.

But, if it doesn't, why doesn't it?

1 comment:

  1. Well, yes, this is what we do, but we don't believe in proselytizing - to the point that nobody has a clue we're here. Apple had better marketing.

    I don't think a religion can be absolutely intuitive - but neither are Macs or iPods or whatever. Insight always takes work - revelation does not just come down in a blinding vision - regardless of what was said about MOses or Paul, or whoever.


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