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  •  I think I remember you now (0+ / 0-)

    from a recent diary of mine.  I'd rather not reopen that discussion.  But you are right that your point about Pete Stark was that he does not fall into ARIS's "No Religion" category even though he is an atheist.  You weren't making a characterization about UUism.  And yes, it is troubling that people cannot get elected without a religious affiliation (and in some places, the range of electable religious affiliations is very narrow).

    Civil marriage is a civil right.

    by UU VIEW on Mon Mar 09, 2009 at 12:08:15 PM PDT

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      Thanks.

      I think there are real problems with the UU hierarchy's scornful attitude toward the traditional conception (claudew below calls it "the common sense definition") of "religion," but that approach does at least provide a reasonably easy answer on this ARIS taxonomy issue: UUism loudly self-defines as a religion.

      Anyway, it doesn't seem as if you're exactly itchin' for an argument. :-)


      in some places, the range of electable religious affiliations is very narrow.

      Indeed.

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