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Whats the difference between a Unitarian Universalist and

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What's the difference between a "Unitarian Universalist" and a "Universalist?" How are they defined?

A "Universalist" is someone who holds a theological belief that all humans will eventually be saved. A "Unitarian Universalist" is someone who belongs tot he religion by that name. It is a very liberal religion. there is no official creed, but members share their search for meaning. Some are Christians, some believe in God, but don't believe Jesus is God, some are even agnostics. Originally there was a Universalist church, which was Christian and taught that everyone would be saved; and there was there was the American Unitarian Association, which taught that people had the right to make their own decisions about religion, and shouldn't be bound by doctrines. You can read more about it here:

The two merged to form the Unitarian Universalist church. It has seven principles, which you can read here:

The basic difference between the two terms is that someone can be a universalist who believes everyone will be saved without belonging to any religion at all. A Unitarian Universalist si a member of the church by that name.

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