Even though I do not miss my Christian faith, I must admit, I do miss the church/fellowship aspect of religion. I am still a bit new to this whole atheism thing and feel a bit isolated from others who think like me. I have been wanting to find some sort of group where I can go and socialize, and I have looked a bit into Unitarian churches. I know they are open to people of a variety of faiths, but they seem to attract a number of people who consider themselves atheist/humanist/etc. I'm wondering if this might be a place to check out.

Does anyone have any experience or know anyone who is involved with the Unitarian Universalist thing? Good or bad feedback is appreciated!

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There's nothing wrong with wanting to have a community experience. I'd say go ahead and visit a UU church. Be forewarned, though. Depending on where you're from, you'll likely come in contact with a wide array of wacky beliefs outside of Christianity. There's a local math professor I speak with on a regular basis who remembers the days when he visited a UU church, but was eventually turned off by the rest of it. At UU, from what I understand, you're expected to have an open mind and be respectful of all these different beliefs, no matter how zany they are.

I take the position that I don't have to respect people's beliefs, but I do respect their right to have them. As long as they aren't proselytizing, I just grin and nod.

Anyway, give it a try. What's the worst that can happen?

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