"As “heretics” Unitarian Universalists often shy away from “doing theology” because that’s what orthodoxy does, not us. But heresy, the Greek origin of “choice,” leads us to think about what we choose to live by, what is our ultimate concern and commitment. "
Different from many other religious communities where people usually join to learn already written credos and to follow them, Unitarians are somewhat unique, stubborn, "on their own", some of them agnostic and some Christian or Muslim or even Buddhists.
At Horizon, I met variety of people who are religious in a "traditional way" but open for other beliefs and opinions, while others are atheists or agnostics, while also open for other views and ideas.
This is an unusual church, I must add, not your typical grandmother's Sunday church.
Horizon group meets on Sundays at 10:30 in the morning, at 1641 West Hebron Parkway in Carrollton Texas. If you live close by, stop and check them out. You might be surprised and overwhelmed by their love for freedom and their sense for social justice!
One of the long time members and a recent President of the Board, JuLane, talked to me about Horizon weekly class on "Building Your Own Theology".
As JuLane described it for me, this is a "supportive learning environment that encourages us to ponder the great issues of our lives in ways that lead to uncovering and building your personal theology." My understanding is that is you attend this class, you will be able to explore various ideas and through readings and conversation you might be able to get a deeper insights into your own beliefs.
This class is scheduled for Mondays, Oct. 7th through Dec. 10th, from 7 – 9 PM at Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church.
You may want to go to their website for more information and in case there are changes in schedule: http://www.horizonuu.org