Free and Responsible Search

TaglineF&RS is the philosophical/religious blog of Doug Muder. Its title comes from "a free and responsible search for truth and meaning," the 4th principle of Unitarian Universalism. You can find Doug's weekly political summary at The Weekly Sift and his longer political articles at Open Source Journalism. He also writes on a number of group blogs under the pseudonym Pericles.
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Why Be a Congregation?

Presented at the Unitarian Universalists of Lakewood Ranch, Florida on February 26, 2017. First Reading: “Principles and Purposes for All of Us” The next thing in the Order of Service is Responsive Re

4 weeks ago

The Hope of a Humanist

presented at First Parish Church of Billerica on January 29, 2017   A little over a week ago, we inaugurated a new president. It wasn’t a surprise; we’d known for months that event was coming. That el

02/03/2017 09:01:00 AM

Season of Darkness, Season of Hope

presented at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto on December 11, 2016 Chalice Lighting At times our light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to t

12/12/2016 12:31:00 PM

A Post-Election Meditation

When I led the service at the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Illinois on the Sunday after the election, I read this meditation (after apologizing to anybody who was feeling happy that morning). When some

11/15/2016 10:21:00 AM

A Church That Would Have You as a Member

Back in 2010, the New Humanism online magazine asked me if I’d write an article introducing Unitarian Universalism to Humanists. I sent them a text titled “Unitarian Universalism: A Church for Humanis

10/12/2016 11:45:00 AM