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unitarians

sorry if I didnt spell that right.
does a Unitarian believe in in Jesus like a Christian would believe in Jesus? Can someone explain the basics of Unitarian beliefs? No bashing beliefs please, just an explanation.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:47 AM on Nov. 27, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Here is a link to their beliefs from wiki:  Wiki


    And a snip: The Unitarians believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the New Testament and other Early Christian writings. Adhering to strict monotheism, they maintain that Jesus was a great man and a prophet of God, perhaps even a supernatural being, but not God himself.


    Here is th UUA website: http://www.uua.org/visitors/ourhistory/6903.shtml

    Amlimommy

    Answer by Amlimommy at 8:46 AM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • Unitarians are not "Christians" if that's what you're asking. This is from our fellowship:
    The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

    * Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life
    Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love
    Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life
    Cont'd
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:13 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves

    Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit

    Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature


    The whole point of unitarians is that they are welcoming of all religions and don't favor any of them over the rest. Ours is also a Welcoming fellowship, which means it does not discriminate against any sexual preferences or adhere to any of the bigotry rules of any faith.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:15 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • Then why are more people Unitarian? LOL or is there a huge following? It sounds rather nice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • To be a Unitarian you have to admit that you may not have the only answer. Read a few dozen answers around here. A lot of people would rather die than admit there might be more than one "right" religion.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:27 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

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    The Unitarians belief and statement that there are more than one way to Jesus.....that is against Jesus Christ.  Jesus says he is the way, the truth, and the life. And that no one comes to the Father except through him.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:00 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • And here to prove Notpanickings point we have Anon 12:00. Thank you anon for coming in at just the right time and backing the point NP's was making.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 3:35 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • The Unitarians belief and statement that there are more than one way to Jesus

    Actually, you're a little off there. They believe you don't even need Jesus to enter the equation at all, but it can be part of it if you want it to be.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:38 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • pnwmom
    And here to prove Notpanickings point we have Anon 12:00. Thank you anon for coming in at just the right time and backing the point NP's was making.




    There needed to be information about what Jesus said. Why do you have a problem with that?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:28 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • NotPanicking
    The Unitarians belief and statement that there are more than one way to Jesus

    Actually, you're a little off there. They believe you don't even need Jesus to enter the equation at all, but it can be part of it if you want it to be.





    I meant to say "The Unitarians belief and statement that there are more than one way to God." Did you really not see the typo there? Well, I've expained it that Jesus says that he is the only way to the Father. That what it plainly says in the Holy Bible, and in all translations.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

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