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Responsive Readings: “I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am a man and I am a woman; I am a boy and I am a girl.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am young and I am old and I am middle-aged.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am black and white and I am yellow, red and brown.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am married and I am single and I am divorced. I am heterosexual and I am lesbian and I am gay.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am a college graduate and I am a high school drop-out. I am a white collar worker and a blue collar worker. I am retired and I am unemployed.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am an atheist and I am a Christian and a humanist and a Jew and a mystic.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am healthy and I am ailing. I am an autistic child and I am a palsied octogenarian.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am a law abiding citizen who has never received anything more than a parking ticket, and I am a murderer waiting on death row.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I vote Republican and Democrat and Socialist Labor Party. I have voted for George McGovern and Barry Goldwater and I have voted for John Anderson and Gus Hall, too.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am a Marine and I am a pacifist; I am a Conscientious Objector and I support a strong defense policy.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I smoke and I am a non-smoker. I drink socially and I am an alcoholic. I am a vegetarian and I love a good steak.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

I am many other things, some by choice and some by chance. And I am part of a common human destiny. I am part of humanity’s family.

And I am a Unitarian Universalist

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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