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Well, I am a Unitarian and do get frustrated at the lack of understanding about the actual theology in the current umbrella denomination we call "UU". The Unitarian theology came about with the anti-Trinitarian Protestants in the 16th century, and the Universalists came about in reaction to the Calvinists - they preached universal salvation. It so influenced American ideas of religious freedom that President Jefferson said, "there is not a young man living today in the United States who will not die a Unitarian." (so much for that prediction) Humanism dominated in much of the denomination in the mid-20th century, and we developed into an umbrella sort of faith, without worrying too much about the words one uses to describe a faith, and more on what one actually does. Now we have a resurgence of spirituality and a connection to the traditional Unitarian churches in Romania and Hungary. So that is a bit much to express quickly. Generally we just try to say the 7 principles, that it is out of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and many paths lead to God. Or the interconnected web of existence. Or enlightenment. Or Love. Or.......
And yes, being at a General Assembly is absolutely a fabulous experience! So many people trying to do good in the world, all in one place!