Responsive Reading

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Responsive Reading

You don't like Responsive Reading.
We don't like Responsive Reading.

Responsive Reading runs contrary to everythng you believe in as a Unitarian Universalist, because instead of formulating your own thoughts and opinions in your own unique way, you simply repeat words that I have chosen for you.
Like a store-bought greeting card, Responsive Reading saps us of the ability to choose the words and expressions that we ourselves would have chosen.

Look! I can make you moo like a cow.
Moo!

Or bleat like a sheep!
Ba!

Repeat after me: I will never, ever mindlessly repeat words that someone else has chosen for me.
I will never, ever mindlessly repeat words that someone else has chosen for me.

And I will always take charge of my thoughts by formulating them in my own unique way.
And I will always take charge of my thoughts by formulating them in my own unique way.

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