“How Would ‘god’ Manifest? A Rational Approach, by Alec Peck

UUism is built on many religious traditions which describe some type of theology, the most familiar being the idea of the Judeo-Christian God. Each religious tradition offers some form which the spiritual world takes, e.g., God, gods, spirits, etc. However, most UUs do not find any specific representation of god to be very convincing, and many identify as atheist or agnostic. UUism also instructs us to “heed the guidance of reason” in our spiritual journeys. In this sermon, we will try to apply reason and logic to deduce the possible forms of which “god” (or the spiritual world) are possible. Alec will offer one possible conclusion and the societal implications.

Alec Peck has been a practicing UU for 23 years, and has a deep passion for the intellectual and spiritual challenges which arise from exploring the six sources of our living tradition. He was raised in a UU church, chosen by his father, raised Quaker, and mother, raised Jewish (though both Humanist in praxis). Alec recently spent two years studying natural science at Creighton University, a Jesuit institution and is now completing his Ph.D. at UC Riverside.