All UUCW members are welcome to join us for this presentation in Topics in Liberal Theology in which we will look at a theology condemned by many fundamentalist Christian groups as heretical but never condemned in its essential teaching by either Eastern Orthodoxy or the Roman Church. Universalism has roots deep in early Christianity, but it has been refined over the centuries. Its basic assertions are:
- God is love
- No one is condemned forever
- The way to be happy is to do good
- There are sources of religious truth outside Christianity and Judaism.
It asserts that ultimately all will be reconciled with God.
Universalism is a belief system that brings in a lot of “touchy” concepts such as Hell, Justice, Damnation, Salvation, Redemption by Sacrifice (aka Jesus on the Cross) and ultimately our personal image(s) of God. What if the God we believe in (or not) isn’t even God? Is Atheism a denial of the existence of love and of one’s self?
A lively discussion is expected!!
The meeting will be Thursday, May 11th at 10:30 AM in UL5. All are welcome.
If you will be attending, please RSVP to Jim Maletta by email or phone call so enough materials are available for everyone.