Later. I see on his blog that Chris Struble is “testing” Ubuntu Linux. That’s the spirit!
Even later.Â I see I accidentally made this post “private”Â — sorry.
I ordinarily don’t criticise other theological cohorts within Unitarian Universalism: all it makes is trouble. Smoke and no light. But this is about tactics.
Another presenter discussed the future of humanism within Unitarian Universalism. Many humanist UUs report being increasingly marginalized within their congregations by more theistic members, a trend that seems to be coming from UU seminaries and the UUA itself. This has been going on for several years and is a cause for concern though not yet alarm.
OK, I know the AHA and UUA are different organizations with their own goals. But annual meetings in the same city two weeks apart? General Assembly are scheduled years in advance. It may not seem fair, but if I was a Humanist with pull and I wanted to cultivate influence within the Unitarian Universalist Association, I’d have made sure part or all of my conference would have overlapped the UUA GA. Having them apart meant people had to choose. Having them together would mean people could have (imperfectly, I’ll admit) chosen both.
Let this be a cautionary tale for the disaffiliated former Independent Affiliates. Even if they can’t get on the main program, there’s usually a hotel nearby to rent a room from . . . .