Justice Louis Brandeis, said the way to respond to offensive speech in a democracy is “more speech, not enforced silence.”
Rev Braestrup: Our bottom line is intellectual freedom combined with inclusive love.
Dogmatism and fanaticism are incompatible with our Unitarian Universalist tradition. Even ideas we think are universally accepted among us must still be open to discussion and challenge.
Individualism, exceptionalism, and mistrust of authority represent a trinity of assets, not errors, and I embrace them, Rev Rick Davis says.
If Rev. Todd Eklof is an apostate, so am I. If Rev. Richard Trudeau is worthy of censure by the board of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, so am I — indeed, I am more worthy of such censure than either of these men.
I used to consider myself both a Buddhist and a Unitarian Universalist, but my Buddhism teaches me that no one benefits from harm to another. I don’t benefit from racism.