By Maria Cory
This year marks the 180th anniversary of Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Divinity School Address." In his remarks, Emerson gave credence to a "sentiment of virtue," which he imagines to reside in all human beings, and which acts as the "essence of all religion." In this series, the Sunday Morning Forum considered whether such a universal sentiment actually exists and whether or not the status of its existence can have consequences for 21st Century Unitarian Universalists.
As one might expect, a topic such as this is both profound and perplexing, with attendees having described the discussions as no less than "brain-busting"! Still our UUFP contemplatives forged ahead in exploring some of life's most challenging questions:
The saying, "I guess you had to be there," really applies, as these questions barely skim the surface of the content covered during the three sessions. However, for further contemplation, our scholar and lover of wisdom has been gracious enough to make available his slide presentation.
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning! The UUFP Adult Religious Education program continues the tradition of helping us develop our faith and live out our values in a world yearning for Goodness, both within and beyond ourselves.