Not all religions are necessarily good – certainly they may be less than completely good. They may be bigotted, superstitious, reactionary, imperialist, cruel. Anyone one who has any understanding of history will know that that has often been the case.
Of course, religions can be reasonable, open, merciful, progressive. Consider Hinduism and Buddhism. Mahatma Ghandi was an outstanding example of the saintly people (if you will allow me the use of that term with its Christian connotations) – the many saintly people who have represented the non-Christian religions.
The Rev Geoff Usher dicusses in his sermon how religion and reason interacts, in particular, the Unitarian religion.
This sermon can be read in full here.
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