Reason has been a valued part of our religious tradition since it began in the Reformation. Unitarian historian Earl Morse Wilbur wrote, while Unitarianism has often been understood “as a movement or a sect characterized primarily by certain beliefs about the being of God and the person of Christ,” it was not fundamentally a movement that was doctrinally driven since its adherents have varied widely in their opinion on a wide range of doctrines. Wilbur concluded that Unitarianism was characterized by three leading principles: “first, complete mental freedom in religion rather than bondage to creeds or confessions; second, the unrestricted us of reason in religion, rather than reliance upon external authority of past tradition; third, generous tolerance of differing religious views and usages rather than insistence upon uniformity in doctrine, worship, or polity. Freedom, reason, and tolerance….”
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