The Emerson Avenger

The Emerson Avenger is a "memory hole" free blog where censorship is scorned. This blog will "guard the right to know" about any injustices and abuses that corrupt Unitarian Universalism. Posters may speak and argue freely, according to conscience, about any injustices and abuses, or indeed hypocrisy, that they may know about so that the Avenger, in the form of justice and redress, may come surely and swiftly. . . "Slowly, slowly the Avenger comes, but comes surely." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In 1992 I underwent a profound revelatory experience of God which revealed that the total solar eclipse "Eye of God" is a "Sign in the Heavens" that symbolizes God's divine omniscience. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan of the Unitarian Church of Montreal contemptuously dismissed as my "psychotic experience" here: http://revelationisnotsealed.homestead.com - This revelatory religious experience inspired me to propose an inter-religious celebration of Creation that would take place whenever a total solar eclipse took place over our planet. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan and other leading members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal falsely and maliciously labeled as a "cult" here: http://creationday.homestead.com - I am now an excommunicated Unitarian whose "alternative spiritual practice" includes publicly exposing and denouncing Unitarian*Universalist injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy. The Emerson Avenger blog will serve that purpose for me and hopefully others will share their concerns here. Dee Miller's term DIM Thinking is used frequently and appropriately on this blog. You may read more about what DIM Thinking is here - http://www.takecourage.org/defining.htm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Montreal Unitarian U*U Jeremy Searle Acknowledges That His Anti-Separatist Québécois Rhetoric Echoes Nazi Hate Speech. . .

But refuses to formally apologize for comparing Québécois separatists to destructive Emerald Ash Borer bugs, and expressing hope that Québécois separatists will be "eradicated" like "ash borer bugs" within a decade.

But don't take *my* word for it U*Us, take the word of Jeremy Searle himself, as reported today in this La Presse newspaper article by Rima Elkouri titled,

Je m'excuse moi non plus

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, Rev. Diane Rollert and other leaders of the Unitarian Church Of Montreal say to publicly denounce Jeremy Searle's anti-separatist hate speech that not only echoes Nazi hate speech against Jews, but more recent Hutu hate speech against Tutsi's leading up to the genocide in Rwanda.

This YouTube video records Jeremy Searle's exact words:



Montreal Unitarian U*U Jeremy Searle might be well advised to enter into a free and responsible search for the truth and meaning of this article and video by anthropologist Hugh Raffles, which explains how "using language about insects in reference to people can lead to violent acts", up to and including the violent act known as genocide...

Insect Language and Genocide

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Montreal Unitarian Jeremy Searle Compares Québec Separatists To Harmful Insects And Hopes They Will Be Eradicated Within Ten Years. . .


Besides being an arrogant and abusive Montreal Unitarian, Jeremy Searle is a Montreal city councillor. During a recent city council meeting last Tuesday Jeremy Searle affirmed and promoted the inherent worth and dignity of Québec separatists by unfavorably comparing them to ash borer bugs. As if that wasn't bad enough Searle went on to express hoped that Québécois separatists might be "eradicated" in the coming years.



Needless to say Jeremy Searle is now a Unitarian Universalist in the media who is quite evidently suffering from yet another case of Unitarian Universalist "Foot-In-Mouth Disease".

Here is an article in The Gazette written by Montreal Unitarian Sue Montgomery entitled -

'Searle in bull’s eye after anti-separatist statements'

Here is an article in the Journal de Montreal entitled -

Un conseiller municipal choque: le mouvement souverainiste, un insecte à éliminer
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Searle gets a "less than honourable" mention in this Sorel-Tracy magazine article.

This papitibi blog post nominating Jeremy Searle as Le Goujat De La Semaine is the source of the parody image of Searle used above.

This blog post is a work in progress and will be updated over the next few days.


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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

ReEnvisioning April Fools Day As Big Fat U*U Fools Day

Once again taking a cue from the UUA's Standing On The Side Of Love For Pedophiles & Rapists Campaign. . .

I am hereby re-envisioning April Fools Day as Big Fat U*U Fools Day.

I will get things rolling with this plagU*Urized version of this Daily Compass April Fools Day inspiration.

Hooray for the all the Big Fat U*U Fools — for ALL the U*U people who laugh easily, behave oddly, dance to music that only they can hear.




Hooray for the people who see things differently, desire what others don’t want, risk for the sake of what is precious only to them.






On this, their special day, may they be messed with. . .

What will you do today that embodies the spirit of the Fool?




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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Unitarian Universalist Association Of Congregations Lost How Many UUA Congregations In The Last Two Years?

In a brand spanking new UU World article misleadingly titled 'Emerging, alternative groups at UUA's growing edge' UU World propagandist Donald E. Skinner begins by saying,

"It's not a secret that the Unitarian Universalist Association is NOT* growing."

This article is sub-titled 'Total membership falls 1.2 percent; UUA counts 51 emerging groups, handful of experimental communities.'

The second paragraph makes the following claim -

"The UUA's latest membership figures count 154,707 members in 1,024 congregations in the United States, a decline of 1.2 percent from last year. Another 3,479 members belong to 23 congregations in other countries, for a total of 158,186 members in 1,047 congregations worldwide. Children's religious education enrollment dropped 4.6 percent last year in the U.S., to 49,191."

So the UU World magazine is claiming that, at present in late March of 2014, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations has 1,024 congregations in the USA, however that claimed number of congregations is open to some good old Unitarian question in that the official number of certified UUA congregations is currently listed as only 990 UU congregations on the UUA's own Data Services web pages, and that total figure includes 9 International District congregations that are obviously not USA congregations. Ergo, according to the most recent UUA Data Services statistics, there are only 981 UUA congregations in the USA that are officially certified as UUA congregations. There is a discrepancy of no less than 43 UUA congregations between these two total figures for UUA congregations in the USA.




UUA Data Services currently lists 57 Unitarian Universalist Association congregations as "not certified". That total figure includes 14 International District congregations, leaving 43 USA congregations listed as being "not certified" as UUA congregations. If one adds these 43 currently "not certified" USA congregations to the 981 certified USA congregations, one arrives at the total of 1,024 USA congregations that the UU World is claiming that the UUA has, so it would seem to me that the UU World magazine, if not the UUA itself, is treating the currently "non certified" USA congregations as if they are actually certified. What if some of these currently "non certified" decide not to certify their membership in the UUA and drop out of it? Is the UU World being truthful and honest in publicly claiming that the UUA has 1,024 congregations in the USA when the UUA Data Services web page currently lists only 981 USA congregations as being certified UUA congregations?




The UU World magazine's claim that "the UUA's latest membership figures count 154,707 members in 1,024 congregations in the United States, a decline of 1.2 percent from last year" is apparently dependent upon including the individual adult membership statistics of ALL of the UUA's 43 USA congregations that have not yet (re)certified their membership in the UUA according to the Data Services web page. Surely the Data Services information, which has been updated fairly regularly since the February 3rd deadline for certification, represents "the UUA's latest membership figures". If so, the membership figure cited by the UU World magazine, which claims that the UUA has 154,707 adult members, is inaccurate and inflated by the number of adult members of the 43 non certified congregations. Likewise, the UU World's claim to the effect that "another 3,479 members belong to 23 congregations in other countries, for a total of 158,186 members in 1,047 congregations worldwide" is inflated by the 14 International District congregations that have not yet certified their membership in the UUA.

Even if we take these questionable, and apparently somewhat inflated, UUA membership statistics as being up-to-date and accurate, the fact remains that the UUA has 7 fewer congregations than it had two years ago in 2012 when it claimed to have 1,052 congregations. The UUA has lost more than 3,000 adult members in two years, in that it claimed to have 161,502 adult members in 2012. Even worse for the future of what UUA President Peter Morales himself has described as "a tiny, declining, fringe religion" is the report that "children's religious education enrollment dropped 4.6 percent last year in the U.S., to 49,191". This represents a loss of well over 4,000 RE enrollments within a two year period in that the UUA claimed that it had 53,776 children enrolled in UUA RE programs in 2012. The UUA currently has at least 12,000 fewer RE enrollments than it had a decade ago in 2004 when it claimed to have 61,722 RE enrollments.

The fact remains however that what the UU World claims are "the UUA's latest membership figures" appear not to be accurate, especially if one accepts that the membership figures posted publicly on the UUA's own Data Services web site are the real "latest membership figures". If we accept that the number of certified UUA congregations listed on this Data Services web page is reasonably up-to-date and accurate, the UUA has only 981 certified congregations in the USA and only 9 certified International District congregations, for a not so grand total of 990 UUA congregations as of March 24, 2014. This is no less than 64 certified UUA congregations fewer than the UUA claimed to have in 2012. No doubt some of the as yet "non certified" UUA congregations will eventually get around to re-certifying their membership in the UUA, but I have reasonable grounds to believe that some of the currently non certified UUA congregations will chose the fate of remaining non-certified and will either drop out of the UUA or shut down completely.

I take note of the fact that the UU World magazine article explicitly states that,

"A congregation must have 30 members to become a UUA-certified congregation."

yet well over 10% of currently certified UUA congregations have fewer than 30 adult members according to the Data Services information for 2014. Needless to say these congregations fell below 30 adult members after previously being certified as UUA congregations, but if they were disqualified as certified UUA congregations due to falling below 30 members the UUA would no longer be able to claim to have over 1000 congregations in the USA. In fact, as it currently stands according to publicly available Data Services UUA membership statistics, the UUA has fewer than 1000 certified congregations in the USA even with those congregations that have fewer than 30 adult members included in the total. If these congregations were subtracted from the current statistics the UUA would have fewer than 900 congregations at present.

Wasn't UUA President Peter Morales' election platform all about growth, and about how he was the UUA presidential candidate who would transform Unitarian Universalism from "a tiny, declining, fringe religion" into "the religion for our time"?

Just asking. . .





* My emphasis ;-)

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Monday, March 03, 2014

The Unitarian Universalist Association Of Congregations Has Only 979 Congregations Certified As UUA Members On March 3rd 2014

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations has only 979 UU congregations officially certified as UUA members one full month after the final deadline for certification which was February 3rd, 2014. No less than 68 UU congregations remain "not certified", including 14 "International District" UU congregations of which 10 are Canadian UU congregations. I can't help but wonder how many of these 68 as yet "not certified" UU congregations have decided that they no longer wish to be members of the UUA.



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Friday, February 21, 2014

The New UUA Branding Logo Looks Like A Rocket Propelled Condom Entering A Vagina

But don't take *my* word for it U*Us. . .

Take the word of David Wadleigh, as posted in this comment on this UU World magazine Facebook page post.

Without further ado, albeit with some (im)pertinent hyperlinks added. . . here is David Wadleigh's comment and my two comments responding to it, as copied and pasted here, from that UU World Facebook page dedicated to introducing The President's New Condom as it were. . .


  • David Wadleigh It looks like a rocket propelled condom entering a vagina to me. I don't appreciate people attempting to shame me and shut me up by claiming this is all a sign of the things in my head. I didn't like the logo we had either and was looking forward to getting one I might like again, the way I liked the chalice with two circles that came before it. Somehow, this logo managed to take a UU who knows what we are and knows about chalices and letter Us as symbols, and is welcoming to a new logo, and completely disappoint me. About 5 seconds after first seeing it I was consumed with gales of laughter and will forever think of this as the condom and uterus logo. I also simply do not see how this new logo communicates anything at all about us, or about who we are, to people who don't know us. I think they would guess something about the olympics or the salvation army. At its best, it is no improvement on what we had.
  • Vancouver Unitarians What do you think of the new UUA logo? For that matter, what do you think of the Vancouver Unitarians logo or the Canadian Unitarian Council logo?
  • Robin Edgar "We want congregations to think about the messages their congregations are sending out to the world that doesn't know anything about them," said the Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley, the UUA's Officer for Vision and Strategy."

    I think the UUA needs to think about what message it is sending out to the world with its poorly conceived and executed "Vision and Strategy" of falsely accusing me of the archaic crime of blasphemous libel in immoral, unethical, and borderline criminal legal bullying that seeks to hide the fact that certain Unitarian Universalist ministers, to say nothing of UUA RE teachers. . . are in fact guilty of committing "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape."

    As far as I am concerned, the fact that this new UUA logo depicts a rocket-propelled phallus plunging down into what many commenters see as a vagina or uterus could not do a better job of symbolizing the UUA's decades worth of complicity in all manner of UU clergy sexual misconduct. Heck, it can even be seen as commemorating Peacebang's "sodomy fantasy". If you don't know what Peacebang's "sodomy fantasy" actually imagined I would suggest running appropriate Google searches. Here's a clue, it involved a Republican state senator and the Statue of Liberty's torch. . .

    It is going to be a long time before the UUA lives down the sexual imagery that is readily perceivable in this new branding logo, in fact it will probably outlive the short shelf-life of this new logo itself. . .

    My take on the UUA's logo fiasco may be read in recent The Emerson Avenger blog posts.

    http://emersonavenger.blogspot.ca/.../blasphemy-law...


    emersonavenger.blogspot.ca
    The Emerson Avenger is a "memory hole" free blog where censorship is scorned. This blog will "guard the right to know" about any injustices and abuses that corrupt Unitarian Universalism. Posters may speak and argue freely, according to conscience, about any injustices and abuses, or indeed hypocris...
    Robin Edgar David Wadleigh said, "I also simply do not see how this new logo communicates anything at all about us, or about who we are, to people who don't know us. I think they would guess something about the olympics or the salvation army. At its best, it is no improvement on what we had."

    David, in light of the fact that your own perception that the new UUA condom, oops I mean logo, "looks like a rocket propelled condom entering a vagina", and the fact that you are FAR from the only person to have the very same or very similar perceptions of UUA Emperor Morales' new "clothes" for the UUA, suggests to me that, rather than guessing "something about the olympics or the salvation army", the American public will actually be guessing something about "a rocket propelled condom entering a vagina"... which, in light of the fact that 400+ UUA congregations have been negatively affected by one form of clergy sexual misconduct or another, with many of those cases of UUA CSM involving heterosexual male ministers coveting their congregants' wives. . . actually communicates quite a lot about the UUA and its decades worth of complicity in UU clergy sexual misconduct.

    No?

    Can U*Us say Rev. Dr. Forrest Church?

    How about Rev. Calvin Oh Oh Dame?

    I will allow U*Us to guess names of the hundreds of other "less than perfect" U*U ministers whose legacies of clergy sexual misconduct this UUA logo apparently commemorates and apparently even quite happily celebrates. . .

    http://emersonavenger.blogspot.ca/.../rev-dr-forrest...


    emersonavenger.blogspot.ca
    The Emerson Avenger is a "memory hole" free blog where censorship is scorned. This blog will "guard the right to know" about any injustices and abuses that corrupt Unitarian Universalism. Posters may speak and argue freely, according to conscience, about any injustices and abuses, or indeed hypocris...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Joel Osteen Warns Unitarian Universalists Not To Swallow The Satanic New UUA Logo That Peter Morales Is Trying To Ram Down Their Throats. . .



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