The Unitarian Universalist church does not believe one specific doctrine about the origins of the Earth because it does not have a defined doctrine of God. The religion teaches that each individual must develop his personal life philosophy while being tolerant of others' religious beliefs.
The Unitarian Universalist church is a humanist religion, and teachings focus on human growth, potential and issues. It recognizes both religious and secular humanist beliefs. Most teachers do not mention a deity during services. The teachers do not assume that everyone in the congregation has a common belief in God, so the lessons focus on contemporary moral and ethical issues. The church considers the Bible to be an important religious text, but members do not adhere to a literal interpretation of the book. Members consider Jesus to be a teacher of love, service and compassion, but some do not consider him a historical figure.
The Unitarian Universalist church teaches that each individual is responsible for his own destiny and that he cannot rely on a deity to determine his fate. The church celebrates the power of the human mind and spirit instead, and recognizes wisdom in many of the world's religions. Congregations strive to welcome all people, regardless of economic standing, religious belief, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.