March 2019: Truth

 Our fourth principle affirms: “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Truth is the philosopher’s passion, the scientist’s North Star, and the poet’s muse.

Rev. Kenneth Patton wrote of a UU meeting house as, “…a house of truth-seeking, where scientists can encourage devotion to their quest, where mystics can abide in a community of seekers.” Science and religion are valuable tools for truth-seeking; complimentary, not contradictory.

Yet truth is now under attack in unprecedented ways: Alternate facts. Fake news. If truth is rendered valueless, how can we have a society that coheres?

Join us in March to explore Truth.

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