Do We Have a Bible?

There is none.  Sedona Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SUUF) members don’t draw wisdom from a single text or holy book.  They integrate what’s offered by an “evolving tradition” of sources, as diverse as science, art, poetry, music, scripture, and personal memoirs.

UUs’ guidance comes from six major directions:

  • Reports of direct transcendental experiences that remind us to lift our spirits and awaken to the wonders that surround us;
  • The words and deeds of honorable women and men who challenge us to maintain justice, compassion and generosity and to confront cruel acts of bias, cruelty, and power;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religious texts that inspires us to live a more ethical and spiritual life;
  • Judeo-Christian texts, and theological literature from other traditions, that call us to love our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the discoveries of science–and warn us against adopting idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual wisdom of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

[published in the Red Rock News on March 11, 2022]