I Went to Church!

Yesterday, I attended the Sunday service of the Lycoming Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Williamsport. I wanted to go, because Dai-En Bennage, the Abbess of the Mt Equity Zendo, was the guest speaker.

She gave a very nice talk on a number of subjects. One of the things she talked about was the relationship between bio-fuels and world hunger.

A couple of the people looked genuinely surprised to learn that putting corn-ethanol in their gas tanks raises the price of corn, and subsequently, people in far-off lands starve to death.

After the talk was over, they had free cookies and apple cider. That was pretty nice.

God Listens (to Slayer)

The Unitarian Universalists were very nice people and I didn’t feel as if I were going to spontaneously combust, or that I might be struck by lightning, the way I do when I go inside most other churches.

They gave me some literature about UUism in general, and it was by far the least stupid of any church I’ve ever been to.

I can’t say that I’d go every Sunday, but when George Bush declares himself King and makes church attendance compulsory, I’ll probably go to a UU church if there aren’t any Zendos around.

Anyhow, if you’re looking for a religion that doesn’t ask you to believe in improbable things, Unitarian Universalism might be the ticket.

On the way home, I snapped a panorama from the Williamsport overlook. The leaves have finally changed color. (Click for big)

Williamsport Airport

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