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The Carrot, Not the Stick

The Carrot, Not the Stick

The Universalists’ belief that God would not condemn any of his children to endless suffering was viewed as heresy by their more orthodox Christian neighbors in the nineteenth century.  Many people thought that Universalists, fearing no divine punishment after death, would feel free to indulge in all sorts of licentiousness.  These people apparently only understood […]

The 1896 “Poverty Party” – Part 1

The 1896 “Poverty Party” – Part 1

We were amazed to see this piece of our local Universalist history, which was recently posted on slate.com: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/poverty-party-invitations-from-the-gilded-age.html       The present-day Unitarian Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin (UUCAS) is descended from the Universalist congregations in the towns of Athens and Sheshequin, Pa. The Athens congregation officially dissolved in 1965, and the remaining members […]