Unitarians recognise that the word 'God' has no single definition, that it may be used to describe:
- What a person or faith community feels to be the ultimate in their own belief system
- What is of supreme worth and significance in their own lives.
Unitarians do not claim the right to define God for others. These are some of the ways in which they describe and experience God:
- As a universal father or mother.
- As a unifying and life-giving spirit, reflective of both masculine and feminine.
- As the source of all being, within which the creative process is unfolding.
- As a primarily inward reality, the "still, small voice".
- As a symbol for the noblest visions and aspirations of humankind, the standard against which to measure ourselves.
- As a 'great mystery' about which little can be said.
Some Unitarians find the word 'God' meaningless, or believe it too misused to have any value.