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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.

Links to UU resources and documents…

I know I haven’t posted here all that recently. But I promise coming soon is my UU bio. But till then do checkout the growing list of links to UU resources and documents that I am collecting in the sidebar. They are mostly historical reports about UU youth and their organizations and opinion essays on what it means to be a lifelong/raised UU. So I hope all this helps you to get a better understanding on what it’s like to grow up UU as well as what is important to them within the UU world. So if you think you have a worthy link I should add to this list just leave me a comment below.