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    Michael Werner Ô 0 Free read PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] I just finished this book and it gave me a lot to think about not just about Unitarian Universalism of which I am not a member but my spouse is and my children have all gone through the Coming of Age and OWL programs but also about the relationship between Humanism and religion and Humanism and InterfaithIn my own work as a Human

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    PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] The author admits this is a polemic for a particular vision of Unitarian Universalism UUism It certainly is that Significantly the book is not a polemic for humanism as one source among many for the progressive UU religion a

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    PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] I intend to read and re read this book as I try to understand how the UUA needs to seek an identity to reverse the decline in membership I do not know if Mr Werner is absolutely correct in his presentation but he certainly causes one to think

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    PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] Sacred Cow Tipping a review of Regaining BalanceI give Regaining Balance – the Evolution of the UUA by Michael Werner two stars out of five

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    Free read Regaining Balance PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] Michael Werner Ô 0 Free read I liked this book even though I thought it was a bit alarmist bordering melodramatic at times and I hope many c

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    PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] The book was a very strong position paper on the current situation not only with Unitarian Universalism liberal religion but for the future of religion in general in the United States Taking religion on a reality based perspective and treating it as it should be treated in this culture a brand seeking customers Werner goes through how the UUs can use their abandoned Humanist base to get ahead of the curve with

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    PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] As a Unitarian Universalist myself I agree with Werner The UUA has succumbed to mamby pamby thinking or maybe no thinking at all The UUA needs to stand for something and stop trying to be all things to all people

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    Review ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Michael Werner PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] A must read for any humanist who participates in Unitarian Universalist communities How do we successfully maintain a meaningful community based in reason AND compassion even while the UUA tries to gravitate toward a Church of Oprah?

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    Free read Regaining Balance Michael Werner Ô 0 Free read Review ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Michael Werner This is a very readable book reviewing the history of humanism within the history of the Unitarian Universalist Association Many wise observations a perfect book for a searching humanist

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    Free read Regaining Balance PDF FREE [Regaining Balance] Review ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Michael Werner Mostly of interest to insiders of Unitarian Universalism It raises some interesting uestions but does a very poor job of dealing with them Mostly represents prejudices of the author

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Michael Werner Ô 0 Free read Review ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Michael Werner Download ↠ Regaining Balance ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Regaining Balance is a cold shower for today's Unitarian Universalist churchFormer AHA president Michael Werner pulls no punches in a scathing critiue of the leadership of the Unitarian Universalist Association UUA Once one of America’s most influential Protestant denominations the UUA has imploded over the past 40 years sh. The author admits this is a polemic for a particular vision of Unitarian Universalism UUism It certainly is that Significantly the book is not a polemic for humanism as one source among many for the progressive UU religion as it is now Rather in Werner s own words he seeks a UUism intentionally focusing on reason in religion and Humanism On occasion Werner expresses discomfort that he might be called an exclusivist or intolerant of other UU religious sources mysticism nature based religion Buddhism Christianity Judaism etc On the whole however this book speaks loudly that this is just what he is Werner directs his ire at what he calls UU s radical tolerance and indiscriminate pluralism neither of which is defined merely laughed at He also rants against UU culture that oozes its nihilistic poison with fuzzy theism and a one trick pony that of toleration It is uite likely in fact that unbiased readers may well find themselves uite intolerant indeed of Werner s screed while continuing to welcome humanist perspectives within UUism If you already agree with its position maybe you ll like this book But even those like me who have gratitude for humanist contributions to liberating traditional religion from litmus test creeds and blind intolerance may find Werner s reliance on hyperbole and name calling instead of reason and evidence hard to stomach for long I certainly did Long live pluralism and toleration

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Michael Werner Ô 0 Free read Review ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Michael Werner Download ↠ Regaining Balance ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ultimately not an obituary for the UUA but a prescription for recovery The Unitarian Universalist Association is a proud institution that retains valuable human assets carefully catalogued by Werner that can seize the opportunity presented by today’s sea change in religious attitudes if it will get back to its Humanist roo. A must read for any humanist who participates in Unitarian Universalist communities How do we successfully maintain a meaningful community based in reason AND compassion even while the UUA tries to gravitate toward a Church of Oprah

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Michael Werner Ô 0 Free read Review ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Michael Werner Download ↠ Regaining Balance ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rinking to 051% of the population Why Werner ticks off the reasons from a fuzzy obsession with pluralism to a disdain for the Humanist values that drove the UUA’s rise to prominence in the first place “Follow the money” Werner urges as he analyzes one shortsighted policy failure after another Regaining Balance though is. I liked this book even though I thought it was a bit alarmist bordering melodramatic at times and I hope many conversations will come out of it The uestion of how UUs value reason vs faith is an important one that doesn t seem to have any answerThe thing I took away from this book was that I need to think about how I use religious language I thought that by obscuring what I mean with words like Faith and God I was helping to unify our community Werner has convinced me that it s probably harmful and that people should say what they meanHe also champions the new atheists and people like Richard Dawkins Christopher Hitchens Bill Maher and Penn Jillette and sets them up as examples seemingly oblivious to the fact that these men have said some extremely sexist things and how the atheist community is practically tearing itself apart right now over a fight between vile misogynists and feministsreasonable peopleI also took offense to his characterization of people who change careers mid life to become UU MinistersThis is not a segment of our ministry that has a prophetic rational voice nor can it elicit the best in critical reasoning Some in this category are the emotionally crippled who have failed in other aspects of life and now weigh down a congregation rather than empower themMy mister and some of the best UU ministers I have met came to the ministry later in life This is a broad hurtful and harmful generalizationElsewhere Werner asksWe are told that tie doesn t matter what we believe only how we act Butwhat is the basis for our ethics What grounds our actionsI don t think he would be satisfied if I just pointed to the principles because he would just ask where they come from I would say that I think a lot of UUism is good for the sake of being good that doing right is its own reward This to me is one of the essential UU beliefs And it is something that one must believe or place faith in Because there are those who don t think that good works have intrinsic value

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  • Regaining Balance
  • Michael Werner
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  • 05 June 2020
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