Religion: At the Most, One God

According to an old wisecrack, "Unitarians believe that there is, at the most, one God." Last week, in the Unitarian monthly Christian Register, 17 Unitarian members tried to say a little more clearly, and a little less cleverly, exactly what the nation's 75,000 Unitarians do believe in.

For such free-style individualists as the American Unitarian Association, the effort was doomed from the start. The writers found widespread Unitarian agreement on only three points: 1) belief in the dignity and promise of man; 2) insistence on "the principle of the free mind"; 3) "a common program of [liberal] social action." On matters theological...

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