Speaker: Butch Larcinese

The Wonder of Mysticism

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
The Wonder of Mysticism
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December’s Soul Matters theme is “Wonder”. We will be exploring the places where Wonder and Mysticism intersect. That may be nature, and it may be personal experiences. All the world’s great religions have some element of mysticism.  And yet the Transcendentalists rejected organized religion. We … read more.

Next Level Spirituality

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Next Level Spirituality
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Since 2016, churches, synagogues, and mosques in the United States, have been losing members at a rate of 1% every year. The idea of a supernatural God outside ourselves that can be petitioned is becoming increasingly problematic in our modern world. With both the Bible … read more.

The Healing Message of Universalism

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
The Healing Message of Universalism
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In many UU congregations there is an uneasiness with members on the topic of Christianity. A lot of our members belonged to Christian denominations previously and were wounded by it. Let’s see if we can cultivate a new relationship with Christianity by examining the religion … read more.

Living Myths

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Living Myths
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In line with the Fellowship’s current monthly Soul Matters theme of “Stories,” TPUUF friend Angelo (Butch) Larcinese has noticed that myths have been present in his life and in the lives of his mother and father. Mythologist and author Joseph Campbell has encouraged us to … read more.

Love Your Enemies

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Love Your Enemies
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How can we learn to love people we disagree with politically? TPUUF friend, Butch Larcinese, will share what he’s learned from the timely book, Love Your Enemies:How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt, by author and policy analyst Arthur C. Brooks.  … read more.