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Taking Moderation to extremes

Sincerity is not enough

The UK Regional Council of the IUUJ
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Anybody , Moderated
We are the UK HQ of the International Unofficial Unitarian Jihad, a movement that has recently sprung up in response to an article by Jon Carroll.
Did you read Jon Carroll's article on the Unitarian Jihad and wish you could join? You can! Head over to unitarian_jihad for our International Council's journal, and join this community to connect with Unitarian jihadists in the UK.

We are Unitarian Jihad, and our motto is: "Sincerity is not enough." We have heard from enough sincere people to last a lifetime already. Just because you believe it's true doesn't make it true. Just because your motives are pure doesn't mean you are not doing harm. Get a dog, or comfort someone in a nursing home, or just feed the birds in the park. Lighten up. The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.

We are dismayed at the rise of religious and other forms of fanaticism, and we believe in thinking for ourselves rather than rule by theocrats of any stripe. We are not keen on political ideologies divorced from reality, either!

We believe
... that Sincerity is not enough.
...in taking moderation to extremes
We seriously believe that enjoyment of life is important.
we believe that what we can share with others is of more importance than what we can own ourselves.

We intend to confront the bigots with well reasoned debate, we will put the interests of people ahead of corporations, we will subvert the system by Committing Random Acts of Kindness, by well reasoned argument, and volunteer action by those committed to our aims.

People of the United Kingdom! We are Unitarian Jihad! We can strike without warning. Pockets of reasonableness and harmony will appear as if from nowhere! Nice people will run the government again! There will be coffee and cakes will be served at the Palace of Westminster after the revolution.

This is a forum for UK activists, affiliated to unitarian_jihad
An article about the history of the movement with many useful links is in Wikipedia.

We support:

The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process;

The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.