Rev. Tony McNeile began with a modern version of the story of David and Abigail, followed by a reading from ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky to introduce the controversial topic of whether human beings prefer peace to freedom. Rev. McNeile quoted Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, asking what form of religion we have without the notion of hell. Why should we believe? Is Unitarianism the least authoritarian and most easygoing of religions, in its lack of formal dogma and restrictions on believers – and does that mean that the authority by which we live must be our own conscience?