Fascinating! It’s definitely “where I belong”. Raised Methodist, I always thought it “needed more candles’ and also “more Kumbaya”. I went to a UU church a couple times as a teenager and a bunch of times in my early 20s, even looking into ministry. Started a ministry group on the early 90s internet to gather ministers of different faiths so I could understand their ups and downs better before I committed. Next thing I know, I’m passing it on to a Baptist minister and an Alaskan Pagan for dual ownership of the mailing list (as they were both active members and “cooperative opposites” theologically) and getting annointed to be Eastern Orthodox Christian which I was hooked into for my whole late 20s. But even though that, I knew that UU is more or less the range where I fit. That, some kind of Quaker, some kind of Buddhist — it’s all got the same basic vibe to me.

Fascinating! It’s definitely “where I belong”. Raised Methodist, I always thought it “needed more candles’ and also “more Kumbaya”. I went to a UU church a couple times as a teenager and a bunch of times in my early 20s, even looking into ministry. Started a ministry group on the early 90s internet to gather ministers of different faiths so I could understand their ups and downs better before I committed.
Next thing I know, I’m passing it on to a Baptist minister and an Alaskan Pagan for dual ownership of the mailing list (as they were both active members and “cooperative opposites” theologically) and getting annointed to be Eastern Orthodox Christian which I was hooked into for my whole late 20s.
But even though that, I knew that UU is more or less the range where I fit. That, some kind of Quaker, some kind of Buddhist — it’s all got the same basic vibe to me.
 That’s the short version. I’d say it was my on and off obsession from adolescence on to my early 30s. I called it my “Religious Questing” phase. I’m still basically on it but I shifted domains.

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