03 March 2005

The cradle of Unitarianism

Who knew?
Sometimes when people ask me to talk more deeply about the Unitarian concept of "freedom," I try to tell them the story I'm about to tell you --- for the whole concept of religious freedom had its birth in the Western World among Unitarians in the 16th century in Transylvania. As I tell the story, I try hard to avoid saying the word "Transylvania," because I know that as soon as I do, visions of vampires will fly like bats throughout their heads.
The story of the origins of Unitarianism turns out to be fascinating. And, yeah, set in Transylvania.

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