“The Gap”

May 8, 2005

This article is about the infamous “gap” that exists in the UU church (young UU kids leave the church when they get out of high school.) The author makes an interesting case that there are two very different churches within UUism- the youth church which emphasizes spiritual rituals and the honoring of all religions, and the adult church made up of many people who left some of those religions with not-too fond memories. The author says the youth group is lacking the inclusion of secular humanism, and the practice of reasoning through theological and ethical questions, while the adult church is lacking many of the participatory and demonstrative rituals that the youth have.

This really speaks to me because I highly value reason and science, and what moves me spiritually are participitory, poetic, artistic rituals.

What do you all think? What is important to you? What do you want more of?

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