Ironic Church Sign of the Week

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The above picture was taken by one of my pastors right down the road from our church building.

Can you spot the irony?

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tagged as , in Church Issues,Culture,heresy,Humor

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SAGordon July 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

What irony?

…I mean, what irony!

2 Victoria July 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

But Mark-in this case they will identify us(people who believe the Bible means what it says and that Hell is an eternally real place) as the cultists.

3 Mark July 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

Good one, Scott!

4 Mark July 5, 2011 at 11:45 am

Victoria, of course they will. It is interesting the the UU folks are united essentially around everything which in effect turns out to be nothing.

5 Dan Smith July 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Seriously…this is almost too much.

6 Peter L July 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm

But is Unilateralism so much a cult? I consider it a heresy, but not a cult, at least not in the modern definition which includes a strong, individual leader who demands absolute obedience by his followers, as Jim Jones.

7 Peter L July 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Sorry, I read the spell check wrong. That should be “Universalism”, not “Unilateralism”.

8 Darrin July 6, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Perhaps someone should attend that talk or call the place, as it would be interesting to know how they could consider the identification of cults to be consistent with their all-inclusiveness.

9 Mark July 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Hi Peter L,

Are you asking about Unitarian Univeralists or just Universalists? From a Christian perspective I think many would consider both a cult since they come out of biblical Christianity and deny key tenets of the faith.

10 Mark July 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Darrin,

How have you been, brother? Another friend of mine asked me about the talk in question. This UU congregation does not seem to have a podcast or offer mp3 downloads. I may contact them about a copy of the message as I too would like to know how they define a cult.

11 Darrin July 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

Hey Mark! Better than I deserve, despite regular trials and failures. Hope to visit this blog more and maybe get back to some myself. Good to see your posts. Trust you’ll keep serving in the faith as He keeps you in His grace!

12 Mark July 7, 2011 at 12:15 am

Darrin, you’re always an encouragement. Last semester was very rough. I have a rough draft about it that I’m thinking of completing and posting. The Lord grew me a lot during that time in various ways. He is good!

13 josh August 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm

it’s ironic that you’d call this ironic

14 lynn cooper December 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Sorry but i looked at this webste here and saw nothing appealing to me.I’m proud of who i am and i am not ashamed to be a unitarian universalist.A cult is putting down someone’s religion if not according to your belief.All have a opinion of god and i have my own.Take care and hope the best for your family.

15 Clark Dunlap July 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Ah-HA! Lynn Cooper wishes the best for your family but not for you PERSONALLY!
The really funny thing is (as opposed to my previous comment) Is that “cult” was used on the UU sign! They are the ones insulting someone else’s faith and not being inclusive here.

16 drivinsouth65 August 1, 2014 at 5:16 am

Unitarian/Universalistism isn`t a Cult because we have no leader or Doctrine or Dogma; and can believe whatever we want assuming it is moral to do so. You don`t have to be a “UU” to hangout and have fun with potluck and Humanist Free-thinking and trying to save the Earth; good times 😀

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