What the %&^*@ is UU identity?
Tuesday’s post posed a question that had been brewing in me for a while and came out because of Patrick Murfin’s comment. Just to let Patrick know, I used his comment because I hoped that he would know that I was talking about a larger issue.
I’ve heard the term “UU identity” for a while now. The reason I asked the question about exactly what IS “UU identity” is because I have a very bad feeling that the term is used as a code to talk about who is “one of us” and who is “not one of us.”
To be perfectly frank, when I hear “UU identity” I hear “uh oh, this person is <place racial group or socio-economic status group here>, they’re not really one of us.”
So what makes up UU identity? Are we confusing UU identity with UU culture?
I’ll keep posing the question ’til I get a direct answer……what the %&*^@ is UU identity? [and by extension….am I less of a UU because I choose to go to a non-UU seminary?]