I think ChaliceChick is just right about creeds. Where there is a void, we will attempt to fill it. Where there is an obsession, we will often been consumed by it. So this putatively creedless faith gets tied up around creed issues that liberalish confessional churches don’t bother with.
From my experience, the UU Christians have two distinct concerns:
- That no creed be adopted, de jure or de facto. Sometimes there’s an appeal to Christian liberty, or simply to the Unitarian or Universalist traditions.
- That no creed be adopted that would exclude the Christians. I wasn’t there in 1985 when a lot of ink was spilled and anxiety wrought that the Principles and Purposes would do just that. Were you? Comments please.
Little wonder Christians were on the defense for so long. We need to be very careful.