An Alien Learns About Unitarian Universalist Church West
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Famous UU Matching Game
Match the famous Unitarian Universalists with what they are known for and their quote. Do any of the quotes resonate with you?
|1. Louisa May Alcott
||A. Tulips and Chimneys
||a. The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
|2. Alexander Graham Bell
||B. American Red Cross
||b. I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation.
|3. Tim Berners Lee
||C. Discoverer of oxygen
||c. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
|4. e.e. cummings
||D. Maybe the first person to ask, can you hear me now?
||d. Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
|5. Ralph Waldo Emerson
||e. One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more. Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking.
|6. Clara Barton
||f. I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
|7. Joseph Priestley
||G. Women's suffrage movement
||g. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
|8. Frank Lloyd Wright
||H. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
||h. …the [World Wide] Web and the UU concept of faith are similar in that both serve as a place for thought, and the importance of the quest for truth, but without labeling any one true solution. The quest for the truth is always accompanied by skepticism of anyone claiming to have found it.
|9. Susan B. Anthony
||I. Little Women
||i. I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
|10. Mary Pipher
||J. Credited with being the inventor of the World Wide Web
||j. Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
Scoring (Answers below)
2 points possible per famous UU: score 1 point for matching the name with what the person is known for and 1 point for matching the name and the quote. 20 total points possible.
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20: Have you considered becoming a UU Minister?
15-19: Master of UU history
10-14: Searcher of truth and meaning
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