By Roy Speckhardt
Many Unitarian Universalist leaders and quite a few individual congregations have openly moved away from viewing a humanist approach, free from theistic declarations, as the appropriate neutral philosophical place for all UUs to convene. It hasn’t gone unnoticed, but the issue rarely gets addressed directly and openly. It’s time for that to change.
Former American Humanist Association President Michael Werner has a new book, Regaining Balance: The Evolution of the UUA, the first in a series being released by the publishing arm of the HUUmanists, that exposes what he feels is behind the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)’s growing anti-humanist sentiment in favor of what he calls radical tolerance. “The value of reason in religion has been discarded along with critical thinking, science, and progressive thought,” Werner wrote, adding that a “narrow ideology has taken over the UUA.”
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Roy Speckhardt is the executive director of the American Humanist Association.