Monday, September 10, 2007

Dude, my family is going to be so famous!

Is it because of our amazing professional accomplishments? Our brilliant minds? Our humble demeanors? No! It's because we are poster children for the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist advertising campaign! Check out this poster, soon to be appearing in BART stations:

What a nice looking nuclear family we are! You can click on the image to get a larger version. Or go to uuba.org to see us in the little banner at the top (but it's the same picture, and smaller). Or go there to actually learn about Unitarian Universalism.

The Bay Area UU churches decided to get together to do this marketing campaign because we were tired of people coming to our churches/fellowships and saying "Gosh, if we'd known a church like this existed, we'd have shown up a lot sooner!" While I suspect Unitarian Universalism will never be a mass movement (too intellectual, too willing to say "we're not really sure" or "well, UU's disagree on that" in response to the questions that bring people to religion), I do think there are a large number of people out there who would be attracted to UUism if they knew about it. Republican politics, purituanism, anti-Islamic sentiment, and apocalyptic eschatology have dominated American religious discourse for too long. It's time more people found out that an alternative exists.

For those who like Unitarian Universalism's openness and acceptance, but want something more within the Christian tradition, I recommend the United Church of Christ. Those who are looking for something with fewer of the trappings of mainstream Protestant Christianity might want to investigate the Religious Society of Friends, (also known as the Quakers, though they no longer actually quake, at least not any more than anybody else). For those who want a pretty good computer game version of 3.5 edition D&D, I recommend Neverwinter Nights 2, despite the cumbersome item creation system that doesn't seem to allow the warlock class to create items as per the rules laid out in Complete Arcane.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent! Now you can be vandalized! I think you should make lawn sign versions, like for political campaigns, so the photo can get even more visibility.

Also, I thought the last paragraph of this post was superb.

--Pablo

5:26 AM, September 11, 2007  
Blogger Zachary Drake said...

Thank you Pablo. All your spiritual and gaming needs can be addressed by posts here at Internal Monologue. Indeed, for some of us the line between the two is somewhat hard to perceive.

5:45 AM, September 11, 2007  
Blogger Zachary Drake said...

I hasten to add that Neverwinter Nights 2 is a poor substitute for Pablo's intricately plotted Dungeon Mastering. The custom Forgotten Realms campaign he runs is the gold standard by which I measure all gaming experiences.

5:50 AM, September 11, 2007  

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