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I have been trying to write a general world view for the Unitarian Universalists, and thus for myself too, and have gone through many versions before I began publishing what I thought were final drafts on this blog. Attempt #7 seen below appeared close to what I was seeking and yet today in an outside group meeting, where I was talking about my spiritual decision-making in the past, some people stated, not personally to me as that would be out of form for our group, that our group had taken a negative turn that made them feel uncomfortable. They wanted to be happy and this wasn’t even neutral. So, applying those thoughts to the statement below, let me see if I can make it into a more enthusiastic document that would itself bring pleasure and happiness. See below for Strikeout with lines through them and new inserted words in italics


Attempt #7 is written in a final form

We Unitarian Universalists seek to:

  1. —discover the orderly nature of the Universe, so we may be in a more sustainable beautiful relationship harmony with all of the beautiful options it offers to us.
  2. —minimize the all suffering of all living things and to enhance enable human happiness, health, and wisdom. wisdom, health, and happiness.
  3. —create and maintain a well-balanced perfectly balanced society so everyone may live within an appealing delightful and sustainable world.
  4. acknowledge recognize our unique personal limitations abilities and choose to develop use them to help our positive responses to other’s beings’ needs. live healthier, happier lives.
  5. —acknowledge that we as an interacting group of people individuals expressing positive but divergent diverse views are more likely to discover mutually beneficial opportunities than we will find as solitary individuals.
  6. make a deliberate effort to strengthen every person’s moral personality understanding and affection for others to thrive. and help it to become a part of their daily lives.
  7. —make a voluntary decision to help each of us to grow in understanding and affection for one another.

Attempt #8 is written in a final form

We Unitarian Universalists seek to:

  1. —discover the orderly nature of the Universe, so we may be in a beautiful relationship with all of the beautiful options it offers us.
  2. —minimize the suffering of all living things and to enable human wisdom, health, and happiness.
  3. —create and maintain a perfectly balanced society so everyone may live within a delightful and sustainable world.
  4. —recognize our unique personal abilities and choose to use them to help others live healthier and happier lives.
  5. —acknowledge that we as a group of individuals expressing positive but diverse views are more likely to discover mutually beneficial opportunities than we will find as solitary individuals.
  6. —make a voluntary decision to help each of us to grow in understanding and affection for one another.

This is getting better to my way of thinking, but what will tomorrow bring?

Suggestions are welcome.