Sorry about delayed response! It's the Ahmaddiya sect which is a branch of Shia...the motto is 'Love for All Hatred for None' so you can see how they'd be more peaceful :P They don't condone any sort of violence and seem to have a really good relationship with the British government...
That's a very different impression of organised religion than the one I'm used to, if you don't object to the use of that term. It really does sound fascinating. What does it mean to be an ordained member of the UU clergy?
As far as I know, the idea is original to me, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone else had thought of it first.
The Unitarian Church sounds very interesting--it keeps coming up in my English Literature and Feminisms course at the moment--but I've never heard of a Unitarian Universalist. What exactly does that entail, if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks for your comment Martin - and you're right, I'm awful when it comes to commenting on other's walls...
Oh, I don't like football (or soccer as you might know it as), I'm a rugby fan - it's Bath rugby on my page! Not in the best mood tonight as both Bath and England lost today. Oh well, you can't win them all, right?
Regarding your question about the book, I believe it was Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. I have not finished it. I was mostly referencing in respect to another book. Eventually, I will get back to it. Trying to get down all the essentials.
Thanks for the greeting.
It's very nice to meet you too! I consider myself to be a UU as well, so it's nice to see that I'm not alone in this regard. As for paleontologists, most of us have a decent sense of humor because, frankly, there's nobody in our field who isn't slightly (or in my case, vehemently) eccentric.
Martin, thanks for the message. I've been busy the past week so I haven't been able to get onto the Nexus as much as I would have liked to. Cajun cooking is great! I really don't like too much spicy food, though, and I turned vegetarian a couple of years ago, so I've had to augment my palate somewhat. I do a mean cajun spaghetti, and dig into some seafood (I still eat sea critters) gumbo.