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, November 30, 2005

Things Will Shetterly Hates About Unitarian Universalism

Will Shetterly has posted a list of things he hates about Unitarian Universalism on his 'It's All One Thing' blog.

Here is what I posted in response to his list -

2. The common nickname, UU, is stupider than the name.

And it's a homonym for ewe-ewes. . .

3. Some Unitarian Universalists are far more interested in joining a social club than making a better world.

4. Um, sometimes the coffee’s weak.

Um, sometimes the "democracy" is weak.
To say nothing of the morality. . .

5. Some congregations can be so busy talking among themselves after services that newcomers may feel excluded.

6. Did I say the name is stupid?

Yes ewe did. . . ;-)

:Okay, I can’t get the list to ten.

I am sure that I can get it quite a bit higher. . .

:Here’s why: Unitarian Universalists are human.

And some UUs, "Humanist" or otherwise, are just a tad inhuman. . .

:They’ve had bad ministers and bad members.

:UUs can be short-sighted and self-indulgent and intolerant, just like any other religious group.

Here is my experience of UUs at their worst. . .

:When you read the history of every great social movement in North America in the last two hundred years, you find Unitarians and Universalists. You can’t write about social justice in this land without mentioning people who are part of our tradition.

:And if you don’t like what UUs like? Fine. If your faith helps you live in peace with others, UUs will be happy for you.

Ya right. . .

:But if your faith doesn’t help you, try ours.

I did and UUism didn't do much to help me at all.
Au contraire. . .

:If you believe that people should help each other and respect each other’s spiritual ways without seeking to impose those ways on others, try a few of our gatherings. One of them might suit you.

And plenty of others might not. . .

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