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UUs at Easter: Are We Christian, too?

Discussion in 'Unitarian Universalism DIR' started by applewuud, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. applewuud

    applewuud Active Member

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    Well, we're coming up on Easter. Most UUs I know see Easter in an allegorical light, with earth-centered UUs seeing it in light of returning spring, Jewish UUs seeing it as a time of cleaning up our act and rededicating ourselves, and UU Christians as a commemoration of an inner spiritual resurrection, not a physical one. It's a time when the question of "are UUs Christians?" seems to come up the most.

    Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, the minister of All Souls in Tulsa, in the heart of the bible belt, preached a very interesting sermon on that question on March 23rd. It's a very comprehensive yet understandable historical survey of how Unitarianism was born out of bible criticism:
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    'Are We Christian, Too?' - (Rev. Marlin Lavanhar) - YouTube

    I'd encourage you to watch from about 24 minutes to the end (the last six minutes) and come back here and post your reactions. Given this frank exposition of what most UUs really believe, where does that leave the Easter story for you?
     
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    applewuud Active Member

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    Again--just the last six minutes of the video are enough. If you don't have any time for the video, that's OK, your thoughts about Easter from a UU perspective would still be appreciated. :help:
     
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