Is Dan Barker Self Loathing?, part 1 of 2

Please note that this essay will now be housed in True Freethinker’s section on Dan Barker


  1. The UU is one of the most rigidly dogmatic churches. They welcoming people of all faiths as long as those faiths are watered down to a level which the UU finds acceptable

    Oh man what a great quote. I'm posting this on my Facebook status.

  2. I guess if it's "rigidly dogmatic" to believe that the only fruit in the garden that is, in the final analysis, truly forbidden, it's the one of Absolute Knowledge -- then I guess we UU's are guilty as charged. Dogma-driven pretense--the assumption of having "all the answers" or the right to serve as "gatekeepers" of truth and the judgment of all who may disagree -- is the very opposite of the highest impulses of religion...and, I think, the root of all evil.