We are Unitarian Jihad, and our motto is: "Sincerity is not enough." We have heard from enough sincere people to last a lifetime already. Just because you believe it's true doesn't make it true. Just because your motives are pure doesn't mean you are not doing harm. Get a dog, or comfort someone in a nursing home, or just feed the birds in the park. Lighten up. The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.
Did you read Jon Carroll's article on the Unitarian Jihad and wish you could join? You can! Head over to unitarian_jihad for our international conspiracy, and join this community to connect with Unitarian Jihadists from the Greater New York region. Any and all are invited and welcome.
We are dismayed at the rise of religious and other forms of fanaticism, and we believe in thinking for ourselves rather than rule by theocrats of any stripe. We are not keen on political ideologies divorced from reality, either!
To quote the words of our Brothers and Sisters in the UK:
We believe ... that Sincerity is not enough. ...in taking moderation to extremes We seriously believe that enjoyment of life is important. we believe that what we can share with others is of more importance than what we can own ourselves.
We intend to confront the bigots with well reasoned debate, we will put the interests of people ahead of corporations, we will subvert the system by Committing Random Acts of Kindness, by well reasoned argument, and volunteer action by those committed to our aims.
People of [Greater New York]! We are Unitarian Jihad! We can strike without warning. Pockets of reasonableness and harmony will appear as if from nowhere! Nice people will run the government again! There will be coffee and cakes served in the [Governor's office] after the revolution.
Members are encouraged to form branches, cells, chapters, groups (organizing under any name that pleases you), in your local area, region, campus, neighborhood, etc. If a LJ community is set up for a local group and you wish to have it listed on the IUUJ's profile or here, just let Sister Shotgun of Moderation (of the IUUJ, for regional/provincial groups) or Brother Katana Of Enlightened Compassion (for sub-groups of the NY region) know!
Notes from the IUUJ HQ:
A MODERATE ASSORTMENT OF MOTTOES
The meek will inherit the earth....and we're prepared to take civil action against anyone who stands in our way.
Taking moderation to extremes...and bringing a plate to share.
COMMUNITY GUIDELINES AND OTHER STUFF
On recommendation of the members, I believe that we may find the following categories/labels for posts useful. The categories are *not* meant to be exclusive. More will be added as members suggest them!
All members have posting privileges.
"Vote" posts can be made/labeled as such and submitted to the members as as whole.
"Committe" posts can focus on specific issues, committees, ideas, areas of interest.
"Branch" posts can focus on groups in specific areas.
"Sharing" posts can be made sharing Unitarian Jihad actions.