By Ben Davis
First Mate (VP) of RU Pastafarians
Rutgers University Engineering Student
My religious background was the best I could’ve asked for. I am a proud Unitarian Universalist, and if you’ve ever heard of that, you are a rarity indeed.
The Seven Principles we share revolve around the inherent worth and dignity of all people and more ideas of the like. Yet while we discuss viewpoints that we all have in common, my congregation’s Bond of Union talks of “reserving to each individual the right to his or her own beliefs as to the nature of God and the universe.”
The quest for those beliefs can be a confusing one. I never have and never will even consider renouncing Unitarian Universalism, but I’ve had dealings with other religious groups.
In high school, my first girlfriend – Christian to the core – invited me to join her youth group’s activities. She assured me that (more…)