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First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego


Church Review
Scriptural View: 1/5 (Scripture is a ‘guide’ but they do not believe it to be God’s truth.)
Beliefs: 1/5 (I would say they are not ‘orthodox’ in their beliefs, changing the words of scripture to bend to their own agenda.)
Community: 3/5 (From the looks of the site, very community focused. They want to love and accept all people.)

Website Review
Site Usabilility: 4/5
Site Design: 3/5
Site Content: 4/5

Summary: This site has a clean design and easy to figure out interface. Solid usability for the average browser. You can view past sermons (The last sermon listed is ” I Can’t Stand Conservatives; They Are So Bigoted!” and othes such as “Proud To Be an Unrepentant Religious Liberal!”), see their calendar of events, and check out all the social action they do in the community. I would say we could learn a lot from their level of social justice, as they reach out to the community around them and love them.

As far as their beliefs. They believe in universalism (everyone goes to heaven) and enjoy a focus on religious pluralism. Which really means they are making NO claim on truth. There is no God who calls us to believe in Him, rather it is up to the individual to ‘find god’ and live any way they see fits their feelings. You can read their sermons that communicate this such as “Hinduism: Many Paths to the Same Summit” or “Truth Is One, The Wise Call It By Many Names”.

The First Unitarian Universalist Church is not Christian but do agree with some of the ‘christian philosophy found in Jesus teachings’.

One Response to “First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego”

  1. John Keasler Says:

    Thank you for your well-reasoned comments about my church, First Unitarian Universalist of San Diego. They have been my spiritual home for over five years although I attended concerts, art exhibitions and speaker events there for at least twenty-five years.
    After “shopping” several churches in the area I found the Unitarian Universalists guiding tenets most closely paralleling mine.
    My first involvement was in one of their social outreach programs. From there I began to attend events in their Mens Fellowship. I was really surprised to find a collection of open minded and understanding males in my age group. I don’t really think I had been in a group of men who were willing to listen to and speak of the challenges of their lives.
    I would not concider myself Christian. I think whatever existed 2000 years ago has been so overlaid with various interpretations that it is impossible to clearly identify. It seems very presumtious to claim that one person or one group has the correct way to understand or interact with God.
    I believe that Jesus of Nazareth was a very wonderful and charismatic teacher. I don’t think he was any more or less devine than some who have come before and after him. I think he might agree with that assesment.
    One difference in Unitarian Universalism and other religions is that we are not driven to draft the world into their beliefs.
    I wish that everyone had had my opportunity to study and determine the right spiritual path for me.
    A friend at the church said that some of us are “UUs” long before we discover the church. I think that was my case.

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