Jess takes me to task for my lack of enthusiasm for this year's study/action issue.
But I'm not doing this because I'm a meanie. I'm doing this because we are drowning ourselves in debate, a point that The Almost Church will back me up on.
Last year's study/action issue was "Global Warming," and we've fixed that problem right up, right?
The irony is, I'm usually the one who complains about politics in the church and this is probably the least political topic of all as it is basically all about UUism. Were the theme "Growing UUism," I would probably support it. Unfortunately, the theme seems to be "Growing UUism through social action," which I think is a bad plan for reasons I've already gone over ad nauseum.
You can read the SAIs here, and I hope you'll notice that the "actions" suggested for this issue are almost all talking, and almost all stuff we're doing already. (Honestly, is there anyone here who goes to a church where people aren't ALREADY discussing the nature of morality someplace, be it in a covenant group or in a humanist discussion group or in adult RE?)
Does the UUA think nobody outside of UUism has ever thought of an interfaith group?
And no, greater participation in social action among UUs is not going to do a damn thing as long as UUs are .5 percent of the population.