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BUUF’s Religious Education students projected a Jeopardy-style grid on the big screen and provided many questions that stumped the fellowship during our end-of-the-year service. Our audience was divided into three teams and we basically played by the rules of the TV game (though the teams didn’t have to provide their answers in the form of a question). The class researched the questions and answers for five topics based on their studies during the past year: Unitarian-Universalism, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Buddhism, and the Baha’i Faith.
In case you missed it, here are some of the questions.
Last Updated (Sunday, 09 June 2013 17:04)
Dear Members and Friends,
The poet Rilke says, “Being here means so much. Can it ever be cancelled?” What do we know about our effect on other people, family, friends, and occasional persons whom we meet in the ordinary traffic of everyday life? Is our presence important to anyone? How can we ever know how the person we think we are affects others? The context in which we move may vary from day to day, but we are always who we are; we present ourselves to the world as we are. What happens when we enter a room, a solitary figure, and look at other people who are looking at us? Do they see the real me or the persona I choose to present that day? These are the unanswered questions we live with each day. If “being here means so much,” what do I mean to friends, family, colleagues, or strangers? We live with these unanswered questions, but in the back of our minds lies the question of the meaning. I agree with the poet that we all mean intensely and deeply in every moment. A face to face encounter with another person can be a moment of revelation or inspiration. This basic question of the meaning of one’s life is fundamental, for when meaning is lost the pain of the absence can be relieved by drugs or habits of self-destruction. In Sweden the number one health issues is alcoholism. How can that be you may ask when we know that Sweden has solved all the social questions? Sweden is a socialist country which guarantees security from cradle to grave. Education is free from Kindergarten through the PhD at either Lund or Upsala Universities. So what is the problem?
Last Updated (Sunday, 09 June 2013 16:57)