Re: The Baha'i (Was Re: Evolution - Creationism Debate)

Spike Jones (
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:46:02 -0700

Clint O'Dell wrote: Do you know anything about Unitarianism?

Went to a couple of their meetings years ago. It seemed to be a loose collection of those who dropped out of various churches which believe things that are unlikely, impossible or downright offensive.

The attendees seemed to still want that *something* that churches provide, security, a social circle of basically nice folks, or something deeper, which we extropians need to understand if we are ever to appeal to a larger audience. [Assuming we *want* to appeal to a larger audience, which is not at all clear to me.]

> It was the first I've ever heard of it. Apparently they
> believe that people can believe what ever they want.

Yup. They are biiig on peace [noble thing, this]. I think Unitarians reached their peak right after the U.S. ended its unfortunate experience in SE Asia, and has been declining ever since. I think they merged with the Universalists [a group with the notion that god is nice, and therefore *all* people will be saved] but I could be mistaken.

Hope this helps. spike