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A UU survey/questioner?

This past summer I started to work on what I had hoped would be a survey/questioner. One which would fined out what those that consider themselves havening been raised Unitarian Universalist (UU) and/or participated in Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) thought about certain UU things. Things like what they thought are the native (i.e. things not found elsewhere) aspects of UU. I also envisioned it asking ware are these things found within UU. In addison it was going to ask UUs that came to UU as adults what they thought about these things including what they thought the raised and YRUU UU thought about theses things. But the USB drive it was one got damaged so the survey/questioner got lost.

Since then I have been doing some more thinking about this survey/questioner and, I have decided that I may have been writing it from a non neutral point of view. I was writing it with the belief that what I have been calling UU Ecstatic Traditions and others have called Circle UU is the only thing within UU that contains truly native UU things (i.e. things not having sprung up out of a past tradition but rather crated by UU’s for UUs). I see now this may not be a good bases for a survey/questioner as I will only get back what I wont to hear. That said I still think some of the things that the survey/questioner was going to try and find out are thinks we as UU’s don’t look at enough. I just need to find a way of gathering this info that dos not assume so much and is rather more open to getting answers back that challenge my viewpoint if that is how others truly see things. I am not saying a survey/questioner is a bad way of getting this info form UU folks but just that I have to go about it differently. I should say I was raised UU doing UU Ecstatic Traditions in Sunday school and during my time with YRUU so I am probably a bit biased in my view of UU.

So ware do I go from here with this survey/questioner idea? Well I ask you to help me craft some good questions. So bring on your question suggestions. One more thing I will be using Polldaddy as me survey platform.

Modern-day UUsm bio writing inspirarion from the CUC’s CanU

I have yet to receive any bios of modern-day Unitarian Universalism (UUism) from my fellow UUs but, if you look in the latest issue, the summer 2010 issue of the Canadian Unitarian Council’s (CUC’s) magazine The Canadian Unitarian (CanU) you will notes several articles which may inspirer you to write one. These articles in the CanU mostly deal with this: “is the CUC and it’s members really UU or rather are they just simply Unitarian?”. I would say unequivocally they um we are UU but, the fact that these articles wore even written in the first place would indicate to me that some of my fellow as I would call them “Canadian UU’s” would disagree with me.

Still seeking bios of modern-day UUism from fellow UUs

Well I have not yet received any bios of modern-day Unitarian Universalism (UU) from my fellow UUs so I will repeat me request for some:

Bast on your experiences and observations with Unitarian Universalism (UU) and its institutions, groups, people and places of communal gathering, well however flowed those experiences and observations might be, do try and put together a somewhat, brief bio of modern-day UUism. The bio can be don as a visual art or even a video piece or if you prefer it can be don as a written piece. Just as long as it can be uploaded and posted right here. Well either in the form of a comment from you or as a contribution sent to me by e-mail (nived_90@yahoo.ca), with the phrase “UU Bio” in the subject line. And as you put together your bio of modern-day UUism do keep in mind those profiles that you are asked to fill out by sites like Facebook and Flicker wen you join.

Why am I seeking bios on modern-day UUism from varying UUs? Well to hopefully find out what we all as UUs see as the identity of this religion to which we are a part of. And to hopefully draw some observations and recommendations from the findings, what ever they may end up being.

I have also put together a bio of modern-day UUism of my own so you can have an example to fallow or not if you wish (my bio of modern-day UUism part 1, part 2 and part 3). Just keep in mind that mine might be a little long so you may want to be a little more on the shorter side or maybe like me you will have to much to say and have  to have a long bio. Well all I can say is just send me whatever you end up coming up with and I will post it here. So I look forward to seeing them all flow in, hopefully soon.

Seeking bios on UUism from UUs

For all those Unitarian Universalists out there I have this request of you:

Bast on your experiences and observations with Unitarian Universalism (UU) and its institutions, groups, people and places of communal gathering, well however flowed those experiences and observations might be, do try and put together a somewhat, brief bio of UUism. And the bio can be don as a visual art or even a video piece or if you prefer it can be don as a written piece. Just as long as it can be uploaded and posted right here. Well either in the form of a comment from you or as a contribution sent to me by e-mail (nived_90@yahoo.ca), with the phrase “UU Bio” in the subject line. And as you put together your UU bio do keep in mind those profiles that you are asked to fill out by sites like Facebook and Flicker wen you join.

And why am I seeking bios on UUism from varying UUs? Well to hopefully find out what we all as UUs see as the identity of this religion to which we are a part of. And to hopefully draw some observations and recommendations from the findings, what ever they may end up being.

Yes I will too be putting together a UU bio of my own so you can have an example to fallow or not if you wish. And I will try to have it up as soon as possible.