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Almost all of the "old" unitarian sermons, essays, theological and philosophical writings are spiritually and intellectual challenging. They demand that one get off the milk teat of Christianity that Paul talked about and begin to chew on some real meat.
Essentially, these Unitarian Christians declared that there could be no virgin birth, no physical resurrection, no ascension, miracles were teaching stories, that Jesus was a human person and, although divine, was no more so than any other Christian could be (or any other Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist or Pagan, for that matter.)
Much like the Cathers and Waldinsians before them and with whom they share theological roots, the Unitarians (who were staunch Christians !!!!) believed that they were holy, because God made them so; that they were Divine, because God was their father; and that they could be perfect according to scriptural definitions of perfection - that is, according to the definition of perfection used by Jesus.
These Unitarians, in general, believed that they had to work out their salvation by responding to a lived life in the world because they belonged to the world, because the world was a divine creation just as they were. They regarded as foolishness any attempt to withdraw from the world, except for a short period of time of renewal, just as the scriptures advocated.
These Unitarian Christians interpreted the scriptures very strictly, logically and rationally. They prided themselves on their rationality.
Finally, the Unitarians saw themselves as living the religion of the first Christians and as being devout followers of the man Jesus and of his teachings.
Rev. R. L. Ryan, DA., PhD. (firstname.lastname@example.org.... www.theunitarianchristian.com)