Mary and Mark Tuller
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (Solana Beach, CA) 2521
What is your suggestion or idea?
We applaud the work done behind this proposal. There is a
lot to like and inspire in your work. Thank you. However, we would like to propose
for discussion several amendments to fix omissions and slightly redirect the
Each is submitted separately as requested but they are related for the
This is suggestion number 4 of 4:
Remove capitalizations and many words that don’t contribute much.
What is the reason for your amendment idea?
Minor stylistic points. We greatly dislike unexpected
capitalizing out of context. We suggest lower-casing Love, Beloved
Communities. We also personally dislike the change from succinct, hard-hitting
principles to much longer values that are just too wordy.
We’re not historians of UUism, but our big-picture view is
that the Unitarian tradition includes a strain of hard-headed practical rationalism,
and the Universalist tradition includes a strain of universal love and
inclusion. Those are both very good strains. But we fear the universal-love-and-inclusion
strain has grown at the expense of the hard-headed-rationalism strain, and we
would like to see that balance restored, which we hope our proposals contribute
Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?
We have shown this to about a dozen friends at UU Fellowship of San Dieguito. Their response has all been positive. We showed it to our minister as well.