Rhyme and Reason

From Touchstones Journal: [Unitarian Universalism has its foundations in Universalism's] 'three leading principles: "first, complete mental freedom in religion rather than boncdage to creeds or confession; second, the unrestricted use of reason in religion rather than reliance upon external authority of past tradition; third, generous tolerance of differing religious views and usages rather than insistence upon uniformity in doctrine, worship, or polity"..."The path to knowledge begins with our sense perception of the world. Based on this, we draw inferences and make deductions in order to expand our knowledge. By contrast, belief is based upon accepting something as true because we are told it is true by an authority."'