10. Do readers have rituals, dogmas
or religious practices?
Religion is a personal experience. The expression of that
experience finds as many varieties as there are people on
this sphere. Although we do believe that our personal
practices in worship and personal communion will change over
time as we change, there isn’t any set form of how readers
must experience their personal religion, only the honest
desire and striving to live by the sublime teachings found
in the Urantia Book. These teachings lead us to the desire
to become more spiritual individuals, which will one day
spiritualize cultures, then eventually the whole world.
Additionally, readers use meditation, worship, music, art
and prayer as do all faiths, to experience the expansion of
the spirit within.
Book teaches us that Jesus reduced all rituals down to one:
a supper in remembrance of him. Some readers find it hard to
do without the rituals they grew up with and have attempted
to bring their cherished religious habits into Urantia
gatherings, but there is nothing in the Urantia Book to
advocate or support such practices.