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What Is The Uniterian Church

What is the Uniterian Church? Does it have any particular beliefs?

Moderator - The Uniterian Church big picture is new age or it could be viewed as a cult. A typical comment to a true Christian would be "How dare you tell me who or what to believe".

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BY definition, all religions are cults, even Christianity. If you take the time to study Church history, you will find there has never been one homogenous form of Christianity since the Jerusalem ecclesia.
---rick on 9/4/09

The Unitarians spun off from the Congregationalists in New England in the early 1800s, mainly objecting to the Calvinism in vogue at the time. It became and remained the preferred church of New England's educated classes for many decades. God bless.
---JohnnyB on 3/21/09

Terms can be very confusing. There are Unitarians, Universalists, Unitarian/ Universalists, an organisation called "Unity"

None of them are cults (unless your definition of "cult" is simply "not Christian") Some of them allow you to be "Christian", Buddhist, Jewish, mystic, "humanist" or perhaps a believer in earth-centered traditions that seek harmony with the rhythms of nature.... whatever you choose. Even Islam is included (although only
they represent only 0.1 percent of members)

All prophets from all faiths are accepted as providers of inspiation, but God is felt to be one being/power (not a trinity).
---Donna66 on 3/17/09

First I am a "Biblical Uniterian". Now for the definition of cult: a religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false, "it was a satanic cult". What is unorthodox? There are mainstream Orthodox churches. Jewish Orthodox. Catholisism. Eastern and European Greek Orthodox. What is unorthdox baptist, methodist, biblical Unitarians, UU's, ect ect. You get the picture. So by your unloving standard's Me and millions are Unorthodox or Cult if you will. I personally have a "general" def of a cult(cept stubborn jew's)anyone who does not worship god, and or believe God raised Jesus or the gospels.
---SteveH on 3/17/09

This is a rather insulting entry. First of all, you seem unable to spell "Unitarian," which 5 minutes of research would tell you, and secondly, the idea that it is a cult is about as ridiculous as the idea that Christianity is a cult.

There is no way that a true Christian would support the slander that is going on here.
---Ryan_Novosielski on 1/6/08

# 1 I did some research on this about a year ago.
Mod ... you are talking about the Unitarian Universalists ... who have very relaxed or liberal moral views. Anything goes. Then there are Biblical Ubniterians who can claim to be a genuine religion. Their studies lead them to believe that the trinity doctrine is wrong. There is one God, and Holy Spirit is another name for Him. Jesus is the only wholly perfect man, and God made him our saviour.
---alan8869_of_UK on 6/22/07

Tom ... You say Universalism was originally a Christian denomination. When was that, and on what what scriptures was it based?
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/4/06

Mary M ... I have merely looked at the Universalist Uniterian's own web-site, and there is plenty there to show that it is not a Christian church, nor does it profess to be Christian
Moderator, you are really talking about the UUs, and should not just say Uniterians, because that would include the Biblical Unitarians, who do profees to be Christian, although their studies of thew Bible lead them into error about the nature of Jesus.
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/4/06

I am a Unitarian-Universalist, and I am a Christian. I believe that you have made unwarranted assumptions about a denomination about which you obviously know little. I suggest that you obtain a copy of the UU principles. That short brochure lists the principles that UU's "covenant and affirm". The UU's that I know are, as a group, far more moral than members of any other chuch to which I have belonged. Perhaps, you should know more UU's before you hurl charges of immorality!

Moderator - If you are a Unitarian, why would you want the title of Christian? Other Unitarians want nothing to do with true Christians.
---mary_m on 4/3/06

I've been a UU since 1997, and a dual-affiliated Episcopalian since 2003. My uncle and father's father are or were Southern Baptist ministers; my great-grandfather on my mother's side was a Congregational Methodist minister.

The truth is that some 10% of UUs identify as Christians, and they represent the oldest traditions of both Unitarianism and Universalism, which were originally Christian denominations. Google "Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship" for more information.
---Tom on 4/2/06

So Alice by being a Christian and in the UU, you are in danger, like Freemasons, of allowing something else (the UU principle) become more important than your Christian faith.
You may of course treat your UU membership in the same way as other Christians may regard their membership of a model railway club, and therefore no threat to your Christian faith, but I don't think the UU leadership would approve that
---alan8869_of on 3/7/06

Alice and others: I have refreshed my mind about this by looking at a Universal Unitarian web site and find the following in their statement of belief "Unitarians do not see the crucifixion as a blood sacrifice for sin"
It is also clear from the site that whilst Christians may belong to the UU, UU itself is not Christian. In a nutshell, the site shows that UU says it does not really matter what you believe, as long as you are making your own spiritual journey.
---alan8869_of on 3/7/06

I just wanted to clarify a few things: I am a Unitarian Universalist and I consider myself to be a Christian. I was baptised in the Baptist faith, but later converted. The problem with your questions is that everyone is implying that the UUs have set guidelines. Our only guideline is "we must not think alike to love alike." This means that our services focus on enhancing spirituality of members- not telling them how to think. Please do not make generalized assumptions about a group of people.
---alice on 3/7/06

They believe pretty much anything or anyone.
---wes on 1/22/06

Moderator ... please look at the web sites I suggested ... there are the Universal Unitarians ... and those are the one who are anti-Christian, or poly-deist, and have very "relaxed" moral views. There are also the Biblical Unitarians, who acknowledge Christ and would claim to be Christian, but are in error because they do not believe in the Trinity nor that Christ although our saviour, was himself God.
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/30/05

Moderator, I'm not sure what you mean when you link Unitarian with New Age. I'd not heard the term New Age until about 15 or 20 years ago. 60 years ago I knew someone who went to a Unitarian Church. I know she didn't believe in the Trinity but that's all I know I cannot understand the link you are making.

Moderator - The Unitarian Church isn't a Christian Church. Most are VERY anti-Christian. Many Unitarians happen to have New Age type of beliefs. Unitarian isn't UPC if that is what you are thinking?
---emg on 11/30/05

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Just one day this week I got a letter from a uniterian trying to explain how "doing good" is the way to heaven; if one believes in heaven.Their particular believes are nothing or everything or anything just take your pick.---mima 11/29/2005
---mima on 11/29/05

# 2 So the biblical Unitarians claim to be true Christians ... although their beliefs separate them from the mainstream. A cult? They do not appear to have the typical features of glorification of the leader, brainwashing, separating from family etc. If you web search under "Unitarian" you will find the Universalists. If you add "biblical" to the search name, yuo will find the others.
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/29/05

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