Unitarianism is unique amongst religions because it is not derived by a superior authority. No one has ever told Unitarians they’re God’s chosen people nor do they believe God would chose one group of people over another. They believe the all of mankind are God’s chosen people and it is each of our choices to be within the grace of God or not.
They take the intelligence that God or nature has given us and use it to be the wisest and best people they can be. They recognize there is no material evidence except life itself that God even exists thus their belief in God is purely that; a belief. That hearsay passed down by whatever means does not constitute material evidence. They acknowledge that it is impossible to prove God exists, but they also understand that you cannot prove God doesn’t exists either, dethroning both the atheists and dogmatic religious arguments.
It is interesting to note that Gnosticism as practiced by many during the time of Jesus or some suggest Gnostic Christianity, that Jesus was actually a gnostic, have many of the same ideologies as unitarians.
They do not believe in the type of miracle’s that have no scientific foundation such as gathering up all the living creature on the planet and putting them on a large Ark for over a year, while the earth totally floods and recedes beneath them. Why would God kill all the species of land creatures except two of each to seek revenge against man for his wickedness when he can simply turn them to stone?
As Thomas Paine pointed out in his best seller Age of Reason, all the dogmatic religions suffer from the same problem of being created by political authority that were unscrupulous in their practices and authority. Each calling the others non-believers to justify their positions of superiority and power to rule over others.
He wrote “I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life.
“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”
“Each of those churches show certain books, which they call revelation, or the word of God. The Jews say, that their word of God was given by God to Moses, face to face; the Christians say, that their word of God came by divine inspiration: and the Turks say, that their word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from Heaven. Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all.”
Today, the remnants of these same churches are still at physical or psychological war with one another and each still claims to be the group chosen by God to have that authority.