As someone who grew up in a non-creedal church before coming to UUism, I must say I find it hard to fathom why so many people in this movement are so attached to the Ps-and-Ps.
Bill Dockery says that in calling the Ps-and-Ps sentimental claptrap, I am somehow belittling those who lost their lives in Knoxville. Huh? They died trying to protect the Ps-and-Ps? I thought they died trying to save lives. Maybe I got that wrong.
Yes, I believe the Ps-and-Ps are sentimental claptrap. I believe that we don’t need them. We have the Cambridge Platform. We don’t need anything else. Let each congregation come up with its own covenant.
That is why I’m all for church covenants. They are created by each individual congregation, not given to them from somewhere else. Or at least they are not supposed to be.
but I’m going to class now. more later.