Rabbit holes, dive deeper and the connections flow together. As I was thumbing through Unitarianism, and boy does it have a long history in Wiki. Why Unitarianism? this is the church of fame in Todmorden built by John Fielden's sons in memory of him in 1867, now defunct but held up by a charity it is now the meeting place of the Incredible Edible people of Tod, who were working on Sunday round the gardens and came back and dined on Asian and Indian food, probably kindly donated by the two restaurants I spied a couple of days ago.
I came across the fact that this theology theory was firstly adopted and taken up by Joseph Priestley. (1733-1844) I know him said my mind, my daughter used to go to his primary school in Calne, Wiltshire. He was the scientific mind that explored oxygen and gases. He worked at Bowood House just outside Calne, lived on The Green, where my daughter went to nursery school, and he would have wandered the many places I did especially round the River Marden.
Calne has a small memorial to him in the square, see here. I can only remember Calne town by the statues of pigs that wound their way in the central area. This was of course because of the bacon factory that once dominated the town, now pulled down and nothing remains.
Looking through the long list of dissenting upstart interpretations of the Christian faith, Unitarianism was all over the world, it seems quite a refreshing evaluation, not too believe in the Trinity, or the words of the bible. It is surprising how the Victorian era bought forth so many great men (and women), exploring and challenging the world around them.
Perhaps we need them back again to pull us out of this black hole called Climate Change but yes they do exist alongside the milksops of the Bullington Club world. Brains sparkle in our professors and some leaders, the vaccination programme showed how quickly we could work to overcome the imminent fear of dying of Covid.