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

Thursday, December 22, 2005

This Latest U*U Jihad® FatU*Ua Was Just *Posted* Somewhere In The U*U WORLD

Believe it or not. . .

Extremely misguided and outrageously hypocritical Canadian U*Us, i.e. the leaders of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, quite effectively spat on the Canadian Constitution (aka the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) by having Robin Edgar falsely arrested on trumped criminal charges in an cynical attempt to permanently end his ongoing peaceful public protest against Unitarian*Universalist (aka U*U) injustices, abuses and hypocrisy in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. Robin Edgar had the last laugh in that *criminal* U*U assault on civil liberties by Montreal Unitarians by being quite rightly acquitted of the very dubious criminal charges that were brought against him by outrageously hypocritical Canadian U*Us. It should be perfectly evident to any and all rational human beings that Montreal Unitarians (aka U*Us) engaged in a deeply cynical and outrageously hypocritical misuse and abuse of the Canadian Criminal Code in their misguided, deperate, and ultimately quite futile efforts to completely censor, and even totally suppress, Robin Edgar's ongoing peaceful public protest in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, and occasionally even *behind* it. . . ;-) ;-) Apparently the leaders of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, most ironically including minister emeritus Rev. Charles Eddis himself. . . are guilty of sincere ignorance of the readily verifiable fact that once upon a time Rev. Charles Eddis wrote the following words in a Unitarian*Universalist U*U tract that purports to explain 'What Unitarians and Universalists Believe'. . .

"We jealously guard the right to know, to speak and to argue freely, according to conscience, within our own church and in society at large. We are opposed to censorship by church, state, or any other institution. We believe that truth emerges more clearly under conditions of freedom."

Gee ya coulda fooled me Rev. Charles Eddis. . . NOT!

Your alleged "church", i.e. the Unitarian Church of Montreal, quite evidently attempted to misuse and abuse the federal (aka *State*) criminal laws that are enacted in the Canadian Criminal Code in order to criminalize my legitimate dissent and peaceful public protest, in a deeply cynical misguided effort to obtain a court ordered injunction that would abrogate and deny my Charter guaranteed rights and freedoms by banning me from protesting in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. How genuinely regrettable it is that the Unitarian Church of Montreal, and by extension the greater Unitarian*Universalist religious community. . . not only quite pathetically failed to prove its highly dubious criminal charges against me but also lost any credibility at all to be genuinely opposed to censorship by church and state etc. or a defender of civil liberties. Au contraire the Unitarian Church of Montreal very clearly attempted to misuse and abuse State criminal law in its outrageously hypocritical efforts to impose U*U "church" censorship on my legitimate public protest against Unitarian*Universalist aka U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy. All that these sincerely ignorant and conscientiously stupid Canadian U*Us succeeded in doing was to provide more ammunition, indeed some pretty heavy artillery (if not a potential U*U Jihad® neutron bomb. . .) for Robin Edgar's ongoing U*U Jihad® against U*U injustices, U*U abuses, and outrageous U*U hypocrisy, to say nothing of the really quite dangerous sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity that pervades and degrades the U*U World, including the very well-documented sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity of rather too many U*U ministers and top level U*U leaders in the C*U*C and the U*U*A.

Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason

PB2U*Us

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The StU*UpendoU*Us *Intelligent Design* of CUC Executive Director Mary Bennett aka U*U Jihad® 's Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of ImmacU*Ulate Deception!

For Immediate *Release* - More U*Uind*Breaking NU*US for the U*Uhole U*Uide U*U World!

The folloU*Uing genU*Uinely momentoU*Us U*U Jihad® commU*Uniqu-eh has jU*Ust been posted to U*U WORLD editor Philocrites' U*U blog in his most appropriately titled 'Is 'intelligent design' headed toward extinction?' thread.

All U*US are absolU*Utely reqU*Uired to freely and irresponsibly scrU*Utinize this important U*U Jihad® docU*Ument before self-professed *brainiac* U*U WORLD editor Chris Walton aka Philocrites most assU*Uredly *memory holes* it for *posteriority* in his U*U WORLD. . .


Speaking of *Intelligent Design* (or lack thereof. . .) and the *delivering* of spare *parts* to an *alien* *astronaut*. . .

Here is the *spare part* that Mary Bennett, Executive Director of the CUC aka the CU*UC, (U*U Jihad® name - Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of ImmacU*Ulate Deception. . .) ordered for her stU*UpendoU*Usly sU*Ubversive *insertion* into the UU WORLD henceforth to be known far and wide, indeed world*wide. . . as the U*U WORLD! ;-) ;-)

Monday, December 19, 2005

U*U CHURCH OF THE *WAYWARD* PULPIT?


THE UNITARIAN "CHURCH" OF MONTREAL'S
RATHER SHAMEFULLY MILD*EWED
*WAYWARD* PULPIT PROCLAIMS -
THOSE WHO WILL NOT REASON
PERISH IN THE ACT
THOSE WHO WILL NOT ACT
PERISH FOR THAT REASON
W.H. AUDEN
THE DAGGER OF SWEET REASON SAYS
NEED I SAY MORE?
IS NOT THIS UNPRETTY PICTURE
WORTH A 1001 U*U JIHAD KNIGHTS?!

R U SNOWED BY U*U SNOWJOBS?



Mary X-MU*U the * ?!

Translation - Merry X-MAS the *spot*?!
A very brief and qU*Uite sU*Uccinct seasonal fatU*Ua
coU*Urtesy of Mary Bennett - CUC Executive Director
aka oU*Ur very oU*Un sU*Uperlatively sU*Ubversive
Deep U*Undercover U*U Jihad® *sleeper* agent
& MasterfU*Ul Mistress of *Bio*logical* Warfarin
Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of ImmacU*Ulate Deception. . .

'TIS THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE
THE INTERCONNECTED U*UEB
OF ALL U*Us!

PLEASE *PASS* IT ALONG!

Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason

PB2U*Us

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Press Release: A CoU*UrageoU*Us Pre-daU*Un AssaU*Ult On The Fortress of Complicit Silence by a *crack* regiment of U*U Jihad® GU*Uerrillas!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: The Dagger of Sweet Reason
Address: Somewhere in Soviet Canuckistan aka Soviet CanU*Uckistan
Phone: 996-273-EYES
email: thedaggerofsweetreason@yahoo.ca
Web Sight: U*U Unitarians

In a daring pre-daU*Un raid U*U Jihad® gU*Uerillas made a direct assaU*Ult on the U*U infidels' Fortress of Complicit Silence (aka the U*Unitarian ChU*Urch of Montreal) on SU*Unday December 18th, 2005. U*U Jihad® forces approached from U*Uhat is pretty mU*Uch the trU*Ue North strong and free, bU*Ut which in *Montreal-ese* is habitU*Ually referred to as *east*. . . Completely U*UnU*Uitnessed by seemingly U*Uitless, and apparently even U*UnaU*Uakened. . . U*U eyes oU*Ur coU*UrageoU*Us U*U Jihad® gU*Uerillas first reconnoitered the battlefield by marching aroU*Und in a complete circle in very tight formation. U*U Jihad® gU*Uerillas then made one giant step for a man, or even a trained ape. . . and then resolU*Utely, tenacioU*Usly and even qU*Uite stU*Ubbornly advanced throU*Ugh knee deep U*U *snow* towards the trU*Ue north bU*Ut habitU*Ually referred to as *east* side of the Fortress of Complicit Silence aka the U*Unitarian ChU*Urch of Montreal.

In order to soU*U confU*Usion amongst the infidel enemy U*U Jihad® gU*Uerillas made a feint to the right aka west aka *north* in Montreal-ese and then proceeded to perform a flanking manoU*Uvre by marching in a very wide circU*Ular formation back towards the east aka *south* in Montreal-ese. At the apex of this mU*Uch wider circle U*U Jihad® gU*Uerillas sU*Uddenly came to realize that they were U*Up against an all bU*Ut completely *impenetrable* U*Uall of oU*UtrageoU*Usly sincere U*U ignorance: U*Uhich is apparently U*Understood to be *strength* by totalitarian U*Us. . .

U*U Jihad® gU*Uerillas continU*Ued on their merry way in their U*U flanking manoU*Uvre before coming to realize that they had gone jU*Ust a bit too far in their confU*Usion soU*Uing U*U flanking manoU*Uvre and were now actU*Ually marching aU*Uay from the infidels' Fortress of Complicit Silence, aka the U*Unitarian ChU*Urch of Montreal. Immediately U*Understanding that they had qU*Uite U*Unintentionally and potentially dangeroU*Usly exposed the *rear* of their formation to a possible infidel assaU*Ult from *behind* oU*Ur brave U*U Jihad® foot soldiers did an immediate aboU*Ut face and retreated U*Uhence they had came from. OU*Ur coU*UrageoU*Us U*U Jihad® geU*Urrillas came to the genU*Uinely qU*Uite U*UnfortU*Unate realization that any U*U Jihad® assaU*Ult on the U*U Fortress of Complicit Silence, aka the U*Unitarian ChU*Urch of Montreal, approaching from the trU*Ue North strong and free woU*Uld inevitably rU*Un U*Up against a trU*Uly hU*UmongoU*Us, as U*Uell as remarkably *thick* U*Uall solidly constrU*Ucted from impenetrable bricks of calloU*Us U*U indifference mortared together with the high-strength Crazy glU*Ue of obstinate U*UillfU*Ul ignorance. The *rear-gU*Uard* of U*U Jihad®'s *crack* gU*Uerilla assaU*Ult forces performed a genU*Uinely coU*UrageoU*Us defensive rear-gU*Uard action to help to *cover* their retreating fellow U*U Jihad foot-soldiers by laying mines in the path of the infidel enemy as the strategic retreat of *crack* U*U Jihad® gU*Uerillas proceeded with complete and U*Utter sU*Uccess!


The U*U Jihad® propaganda department, aka The Ministry of TrU*Uth, is trU*Uly and genU*Uinely pleased to be able to trU*Uly, and indeed most veracioU*Usly, report to the whole wide U*U World that there were absolU*Utely no casU*Ualties amongst oU*Ur still resolU*Ute and totally U*UndaU*Unted *crack* regiment of highly trained and experienced veteran U*U Jihad® gU*Uerillas. Aerial reconnaissance of this trU*Uly and genU*Uinely historic U*U Jihad® assaU*Ult on the Fortress of Complicit Silence, aka the U*Unitarian ChU*Urch of Montreal, was performed by an U*Unmanned drone of the U*U Jihad® Air*Force, which was actU*Ually piloted by a trained ape!

Completely and U*Utterly U*Undoctored overhead photography of the *corpse-cold* Unitarian*Universalist battlefield is now being made available for the whole wide U*U World to see, and possibly even for the edU*Ucational and entertaining vieU*Uing pleasU*Ure the whole wide *real* world as well.

Vive la RevolU*Ution!

Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason

PB2U*Us

Thursday, December 15, 2005

*The* C*U*C Executive Director Mary Bennett aka Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of Immaculate Deception sU*Urprisingly *defects* to the *camp* of The U*U Jihad!

IMPORTANT *Wind*Breaking* nU*Us for U*Us. . .

ALL good U*Us are gracioU*Usly reqU*Uested, indeed ALL U*Us are absolU*Utely reqU*Uired, to irresponsibly circU*Ulate this latest U*U Jihad® commU*Uniqu-eh throU*UghoU*Ut the whole wide U*U WORLD!

Another important commU*Uniqu-eh from the U*U Jihad® propaganda department aka The Ministry of TrU*Uth.

In what can only be described as a *monumental* *failure* *of* *intelligence* on the part of the foolish UU infidels Mary Bennett, Executive Director of the Canadian Unitarian Council C*U*C, aka the Canadian Unitarian*Universalist Council C*U*U*C, has *defected* to the *camp* of The Dagger of Sweet Reason's U*U Jihad®!

As it tU*Urns oU*Ut CUC Executive Director Mary Bennett was a *deep* U*Undercover U*U Jihad® *sleeper* *agent* aka U*U *mole*. . . In fact Mary Bennett was so deeply U*Undercover as a U*U Jihad® *mole* that not even The Dagger of Sweet Reason was aware that she was so coU*UrageoU*Usly strU*Uggling on behalf of his U*U Jihad® all along! Mary Bennett is henceforth to be known within the *camp* of The Dagger of Sweet Reason's U*U Jihad® as Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of Immaculate Deception.

In an absolutely *stellar* act of stealthy sU*UbterfU*Uge and sU*Ubversion Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of Immaculate Deception was able to most skillfU*Ully sabotage the very pU*Ublic *face* of the UU religious community aka UUism simply by qU*Uite U*Underhandedly and, more to the *point*. . . genU*Uinely sU*Urprisingly U*Unobservedly. . . pU*Utting an U*Uncommonly embarrassing *asterix* between the *virtual* *cheeks* of UUism thus tU*Urning the Uncommon Denomination of Unitarian Universalism aka UUism into the genU*Uinely U*Uncommon denomination of Unitarian*Universalism aka U*Uism. As a result of this trU*Uly *stellar* act of sU*UbterfU*Uge and sU*Ubversion by oU*Ur favorite U*U *tU*Urncoat* UUs, or at the very least Canadian UUs. . . are henceforth to be officially publicly identified *as* U*Us within the UU World (now officially known as the U*U World) and even the whole wide *real* world!

Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of Immaculate Deception aka Mary Bennett has been quite deservedly promoted to the *rank* of LieU*Utenant General in the U*U Jihad® *Air*Force* and, in recognition of her obvioU*Us expertise in *biological* U*Uarfare, she will be *overseeing* the research and development of new U*Ueapons of mass destrU*Uction for U*Use by the U*U Jihad® *Air*Force*'s highly secretive *biological* U*Uarfare sqU*Uadron.

The military U*Use of U*Ueapons of mass destrU*Uction by U*U Jihad® has already begU*Un. OU*Utbreaks of U*U foot-in-moU*Uth disease are *popping up* throughout U*Udom, not that foot-in-moU*Uth disease was not already a serioU*Us problem within U*Udom but now there is a new mU*Uch more virU*Ulent and indeed qU*Uite embarrassing *strain* rapidly spreading throU*UghoU*Ut U*Udom. For some obvioU*Us *examples* of virU*Ulent U*U foot-in-mouth disease see the FATU*UA that Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of Immaculate Deception issU*Ued soon after completing her sU*Ubversive U*Undercover mission within U*Udom.

Here is jU*Ust one example - Kalvin Drake, also on the Statement of Principles Task Force says, "As well as being visually intriguing, I personally find the "*" useful."

QU*Uite U*Unfortunately, as in all U*Uarfare, and especially when it comes to the U*Use of *biological* U*Ueapons of mass destrU*Uction there has been some QU*Uite regrettable *collateral damage*. On the fatefU*Ul date of September 11th, 2005 a case of hU*Uge U*U warts *popped U*Up* in the HU*Ugwarts School Of U*U Wisdom and Wizardry. The Dagger of Sweet Reason, and indeed Sister BlU*UnderbU*Us of Immaculate Deception, deeply regret this clearly and U*UneqU*Uivocally U*Unintended oU*Utbreak of hU*Uge U*U warts and will endeavoU*Ur to take responsible measU*Ures to ensU*Ure that sU*Uch a repU*Ugnant U*Unintended oU*Utbreak never occU*Urs again. We at U*U Jihad® also genuinely and deeply regret the following *examples* of qU*Uite U*Unintended U*U foot-in-mouth disease that broke out simU*Ultaneously with the trU*Uly U*Unintended spread of hU*Uge U*U warts.

Example 1 -

Our houses are named for well-known Canadian U*U's

Example 2 -

The Lessons: Taught by "professors", the subjects will parody those taught at Hogwarts but the material presented will be tied to our U*U values and beliefs.

ReqU*Uested by the Washington*Post, the Montreal Gaz*ette, the Toronto SU*UN and many other major media oU*Utlets such as *Global* TV NU*Us, C*BS and even P*BS to officially comment on the qU*Uite devastatingly rU*UinoU*Us U*Use of *biological* U*Ueapons of mass destrU*Uction by the U*U Jihad® *Air*Force* U*U Jihad Secretary of Defence Donald H. Rumsfeld had this to say -

OU*Ur task, yoU*Ur task... is to try to *connect* the *s *before* something happens. People say, 'Well, where's the smoking gU*Un?' Well, U*Us don't want to see a smoking gU*Un from a weapon of mass destrU*Uction. . .

In politics, every day is filled with numeroU*Us opportunities for serioU*Us error. Enjoy it!

If in doU*Ubt, move decisions U*Up to the President.

If you foU*Ul U*Up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compoU*Unds mistakes.

Know that the amoU*Unt of criticism U*U receive may correlate somewhat to the amoU*Unt of pU*Ublicity U*U receive.

Don't dU*U or say things U*U would not like to see on the front page of The Washington Post.

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad nU*Us. U*U fail him if U*U don't tell him the trU*Uth. Others won't dU*U it.

I don't do qU*Uagmires. . .

His parting shot of U*Uisdom was - Keep yoU*Ur sense of hU*Umor. As General Joe Stillwell said, "The higher a monkey climbs, the more U*U see of his U*U."


Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason

PB2U*Us

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

A Truly Wind*Breaking U*U Jihad® FAT-U*U-A From None Other Than C.U*U.C Executive Director Mary Bennett?!

Straight from the horse's. . .

A U*U Jihad FAT*U*U*A from none other than *C*U*U*C* aka CUC Executive Director Mary Bennett?!


Why not a Star?

Unitarian*Universalist -- You Star, You!

Have you noticed stars popping up in email messages and articles? Have you wondered, What’s with the stars? At a CUC annual meeting a number of years ago, there was a resolution to change the name to “Canadian Unitarian Universalist Association”. The motion was defeated, but in response to the issues presented, the CUC started using, wherever possible, the phrase “Unitarian and Universalist”. This followed the lead of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists—a naming that took much time and effort in order to be inclusive of U*Us worldwide!

However, some responded, "I’m a Unitarian Universalist—adjective and noun. This doesn’t include me." Also, the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax--uses both words, but in reverse order, in honour of their origins as the first Universalist congregation in Canada.

I started using an “asterisk” to mean: “both/and/or/or reversed” and it started catching on. When I say aloud Unitarian*Universalist or U*U the star is silent, since You, Asterisk You! Sounds like an insult, al-though You, Star, You! Is a compliment indeed!

The CUC Board’s Statement of Principles Task Force (www.cuc.ca/sptf) has adopted this as their “shortcut”. Samantha Magnus, youth member, has written an article in the CUC’s Youth Newsletter Busking on the Causeway, that was sent to all congregations, and is also on the web (www.cuc.ca/youth)

Kalvin Drake, also on the Statement of Principles Task Force says, “As well as being visually intriguing, I personally find the "*" useful. When talking about matters U*U, sometimes it's convenient just to say "UU"; other times the "*" provides an excuse to actually talk about the interplay between Unitarianism and Universalism. There are really three (and, I would argue, almost independent) issues:

1. How *do* we brand/label ourselves as a *distinct* philosophical and religious denomination?

2. What is historically accurate for the Canadian *movement*?

3. What is theologically accurate for the current state of the Canadian *movement*?

I would argue that #1 should be driven as much by "ease of recognition" and "ease of pronunciation" as by the answers to #2 and #3! "U*U" works for me on that score. Perhaps it's for the "*" between the "U" and the "U" that people join us.

A popular reading from Singing the Living Tradition at this time of year is #621—Why Not a Star? It says, Who knows what uncommon life may yet again unfold, if we but give it a chance!

”As we enter this season of both light and darkness, let us give “uncommon life” a chance to again unfold. In the way we use language-with intention and inclusiveness in mind — as well in the way we allow mystery and awe and surprise into our lives.

Take care of yourselves and each other, you stars you!

Mary

The Dagger of Sweet Reason Brutally Press-Gangs Fundamentalist Atheist Richard Dawkins Into The U*U Jihad Navy as a Basically Unable To See-Man!

Will U*Us please excuse the fact that the following important U*U Jihad communiqu-eh has a few missing links in it. . . ;-)

The Dagger of Sweet Reason Is Proud And Most Pleased To Announce To The U*U World That The Grand Admiral of the U*U Jihad Navy, Rev. David O. Rankin, Has Succeeded In Brutally Press-Ganging Fundamentalist Atheist Richard Dawkins Into Very Poorly Paid Service In The U*U Jihad Navy As A "Basically Unable To See Man"!

If it's true that it causes people to feel despair, that's tough. It's still the truth. The universe doesn't owe us condolence or consolation; it doesn't owe us a nice warm feeling inside. If it's true, it's true, and you'd better live with it. . .

The Dagger of Sweet Reason Most Graciously and Benificently Answers The Quite Responsible Questions of The Boot Knife of Quiet Reflection

The Boot Knife of Quiet Reflection aka Indrax quite freely and most responsibly asked - What are you talking about?"

The Dagger of Sweet Reason Graciously and Benificently Answers -

As U*Us can see, at least sometimes. . . "The question IS the answer!" More properly, and certainly more genuinely more responsibly. . . "To question IS the answer!"

The Boot Knife of Quiet Reflection said -

As I have said before, your constant use of google search links is both uninformative and alienating.

Not at all my brother Boot Knife of Quiet Reflection. Most of my Google links go to Google search results that are either directly or somewhat indirectly. . . ;-) pertinent to the subject being discussed. Obviously there may be some free and responsible filtering involved, even quite necessary. . . OTOH Just the Google search results, in and of themselves. . . often contain very pertinent messages for U*Us® to quietly reflect upon, without even needing to proceed any further in yU*Ur® free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Most of my links to Google search results are highly informative and educational (indeed to the point of information overload. . .), while others are really and truly and genuinely quite entertaining. . .

The Boot Knife of Quiet Reflection said -

Seriously, as one webmaster to another. Links are a tool, use them only where it matters.

Be assured brother Boot Knife of Quiet Reflection that there is most certainly a "method" to my alleged or apparent "madness". I am using Google search results links as tools, indeed as cutting edge weapons, because I fervently and indeed quite fundamentally believe that doing so most certainly "matters" to the "matters" that are at "hand". . . and, in any case, at least some of my Google search result link tools aka weapons of mass distraction? are really quite "cool" if I say so myself!

For "example" -

What better way to expose U*U injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy than to link from the words of a "famous Unitarian" or indeed other famous people to Google search results, or individual web pages, that clearly and unequivocally "demonstrate" that U*Us are clearly and unequivocally "guilty" of saying things and doing things that make a complete mockery of the purported principles and purposes of U*Uism and other claimed U*U ideals?

As you and other U*Us should be ready, willing and indeed able to "see" ALL of my Google search results links "matter" to some degree or another. . . I do not however expect you or any other sane and rational person to follow ALL of these links, however some of my links really and truly and genuinely do point to Google search results that, besides being quite educational and informative. . . are also quite funny, even to the point of being quite devastatingly humorous! ;-) So the Dagger of Sweet Reason aka Robin" Edgar" issues a new U*U Jihad®" "fatU*Ua®" declaring -

The More The Merrier!"

Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason,

PB2U*Us

P.S. Can you and other UUs "see" how the current lack of "documents" regarding genuine peace between me and UUs actually "matters" in this quite ludicrously drawn out "war of words" aka Unitarian Jihad aka U*U Jihad®? ;-) ;-)

NOW do you and other U*Us® "see" what "eye" mean about some of my "U*U Jihad®" links to pertinent Google search results being quite devastatingly hilarious? Do Unitarian Universalists aka UUs and now" aka U*Us really want to "do what it takes to raise and inspire life-long U*U's?" ;-) ;-)

ROTFLMU*UJAO

"The Dagger of Sweet Reason" "Welcomes" the "robin's conscience" troll" "and rewards it" "for so conscientiously" "supplying arms" "to the "U*U Jihad"

"The Dagger of Sweet Reason" "rewards" "the" "robin's conscience" "troll" "for" "its" "very handy" "arms supplying" "by graciously bestowing" "the following" "U*U Jihad" "name" "on" "him" "or her" "or indeed herm".

"The Grenade Pin of Conscientious Stupidity"

"as in". . .

"The Grenade Pin of Conscientious Stupidity"


"Allah prochaine".

"The Dagger of Sweet Reason"

"PB2U*Us"

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Donald H. Rumsfeld Is Appointed As Advisor And Secretary of Defence for the U*U Jihad!

I'm not into this detail stuff. I'm more concepty.

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.

When you raise issues with the President, try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent. Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance. This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later.

Oh my goodness gracious, what you can buy off the Internet in terms of overhead photography. A trained ape can know an awful lot of what is going on in this world, just by punching on his mouse, for a relatively modest cost.

Walk around. If you are invisible, the mystique of the President's office may perpetuate inaccurate impressions about you or the President, to his detriment. After all, you may not be as bad as they're saying.

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.

Think ahead. Don't let day-to-day operations drive out planning.

Our task, your task... is to try to connect the dots before something happens. People say, 'Well, where's the smoking gun?' Well, we don't want to see a smoking gun from a weapon of mass destruction.

See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented.

If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes.

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it.

In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it.

It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.

In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone.

Preserve the President's options. He may need them.

One of your tasks is to separate the "personal" from the "substantive." The two can become confused, especially if someone rubs the President wrong.

Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos.

It is easier to get into something than to get out of it.

I don't do quagmires.

If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random.

Look for what's missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there.

If in doubt, move decisions up to the President.

Don't do or say things you would not like to see on the front page of The Washington Post.

With the press there is no "off the record."

Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.

Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.

I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started.

As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They're not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time.

Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance.

Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to "carry it off."

Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.

Beware when any idea is promoted primarily because it is bold, exciting, innovative, and new." There are many ideas that are bold, exciting, innovative and new," but also foolish.

Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.

Control your time. If you're working off your in-box, you're working off the priorities of others. Be sure the staff is working on what you move to them from the President, or the President will be reacting, not leading.

Don't 'over-control' like a novice pilot. Stay loose enough from the flow that you can observe it, modify, and improve it.

Don't automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn't considered key aspects of the issue.

Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.

Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.

Keep your sense of humor. As General Joe Stillwell said, "The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind." U*U ;-)

Remember where you came from.

The Dagger of Sweet Reason asks U*Us. . . Is UUism the Macdonald's of religion?

Look for the Golden Arches ;-) ;-)

Look for the Golden Arches Take 2

Look for the Golden Arches Take 3

Go for Goodness at McDonald’s

McDonald’s – Where Quality Starts Fresh Everyday

McDonald’s. . . The Closest Thing to Home

McDonald’s is Your Kind of Place

You Deserve a Break Today

McDonald’s Sure is Good to Have Around

We Do It All for You

You, You’re the One

Nobody Can Do It Like McDonald’s Can

What You Want is What You Get

Have You Had Your Break Today?

My McDonald’s

Did Somebody Say McDonald’s?

We Love To See You Smile

Have A Big Mac Attack

Keep your eyes on the fries. . .

I’m loving it!

Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason

PB2U*Us

Source

Will The Dagger Of Sweet Reason's U*U Unitarian Jihad Ever Come To Chicago?

CHICAGO. . .
So your brother's bound and gagged
And they've chained him to a chair
Won't you please come to Chicago just to sing
In a land that's known as freedom how can such a thing be fair
Won't you please come to Chicago for the help that we can bring

We can change the world rearrange the world
It's dying - to get better

Politicians sit yourselves down, there's nothing for you here
Won't you please come to Chicago for a ride
Don't ask jack to help you `cause he'll turn the other ear
Won't you please come to Chicago or else join the other side

We can change the world rearrange the world
It's dying - if you believe in justice
Dying - and if you believe in freedom
Dying - let a man live his own life
Dying - rules and regulations, who needs them open up the door

Somehow people must be free I hope the day comes soon
Won't you please come to Chicago show your face
From the bottom of the ocean to the mountains of the moon
Won't you please come to Chicago no one else can take your place

We can change the world rearrange the world
It's dying - if you believe in justice
Dying - and if you believe in freedom
Dying - let a man live his own life
Dying - rules and regulations, who needs them open up the door

Artist aka composer aka singer song writer - Graham Nash


Plagiarize Plagiarize
Let no one else's work evade your eyes
Remember why the good Lord made your eyes
So don't shade your eyes
But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize
Only be sure always to call it please research

Oops I almost forgot to credit Tom Lehrer

Did I say that Google was on my side? ;-) ;-)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Rev. David O. Rankin Is Promoted to Grand Admiral of the U*U Jihad Navy and Fires A Damaging Broadside At A UU Ship of Fools!

We believe in the freedom of religious expression. All individuals should be encouraged to develop their own personal theology, and to present openly their religious opinions without fear of censure or reprisal.

We believe in the toleration of religious ideas. All religions, in every age and culture, possess not only an intrinsic merit, but also a potential value for those who have learned the art of listening.

We believe in the authority of reason and conscience. The ultimate arbiter in religion is not a church, or a document, or an official, but the personal choice and decision of the individual.

We believe in the never-ending search for Truth. If the mind and heart are truly free and open, the revelations which appear to the human spirit are infinitely numerous, eternally fruitful, and wondrously exciting.

We believe in the unity of experience. There is no fundamental conflict between faith and knowledge, religion and the world, the sacred and the secular, since they all have their source in the same reality.

We believe in the worth and dignity of each human being. All people on earth have an equal claim to life, liberty and justice - and no idea, ideal or philosophy is superior to a single human life.

We believe in the ethical application of religion. Good works are the natural product of a good faith, the evidence of an inner grace that finds completion in social and community involvement.

We believe in the motive force of love. The governing principle in human relationships is the principle of love, which always seeks the welfare of others and never seeks to hurt or destroy.

We believe in the necessity of the democratic process. Records are open to scrutiny, elections are open to members and ideas are open to criticism - so that people might govern themselves.

We believe in the importance of a religious community. The validation of experience requires the confirmation of peers, who provide a critical platform along with a network of mutual support.

Rev. David Rankin

Google and The Emerson Avenger strike again!

Have UUs not heard?

"LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS OF FOOLS". . .

Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason

PB2U*Us

One Hell Of A Joke From The Dagger Of Sweet Reason. . . So R U*U Ready To Join The Party aka "U*U Jihad" Fellow U*Us? ;-)

PeaceBang asked for it. . .

A Heaven Joke

So, Senator Eugene McCarthy and comedian Richard Pryor approach the pearly gates and get in line to talk to St. Peter...

you finish it.

posted by PeaceBang at 9:29 PM


PeaceBang got it. . .

1 Comments:

The Emerson Avenger said...

St. Peter belligerently confronts Senator Eugene McCarthy as he prepares to saunter through the "Pearly Gates". St. Peter aggressively cross-examines Senator McCarthy by asking him -

''It is a very simple question. . .

Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Democratic Party?''

Completely taken aback by this totally unexpected divine intervention into his own hypocritical foot-in-mouth disease Senator Eugene McCarthy sheepishly answers -

"It depends on what the meaning of the word "Democratic" was. . ."

A right-eously indignant St. Peter immediately sends Senator Eugene McCarthy flaming down to Hell to join the party with former President of the United States Bill Clinton and various other infamous members of the Democratic Party. . . ;-)

Richard Pryor can't help but burst out laughing prior to his own interview with the right-eously indignant St. Peter. . .

Don't worry U*Us. . .

That's the Republican Party version.

I'm just having a little bit of fun with U*U here!

I'll be back.

To present an annotated version later. . .

Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason

aka The Emerson Avenger

aka The Transcendentalist Super Hero

ROTFLMPNUAO

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Dagger Of Sweet Reason Issues A FatUUa. . . Declaring Unitarian Church Marketing Sucks. . .

The Dagger of Sweet Reason thought that you just might find this latest fatwa in his Unitarian Jihad most enlightening and amusing! ;-)

Unitarians are walking billboards for the church, and too often it's a case of false advertising. Church marketing sucks, but so do we. We're a sinful and broken people, but half the time we can't admit it. We put on an air of perfection, forgetting that in our brokenness we are complete. The church is for the broken, not the perfect.

Yet rather than accept our imperfection and live lives transformed by grace, we pretend to be perfect and wallow in our sin. . .

Plagiarize Plagiarize
Let no one else's work evade your eyes
Remember why the good Lord made your eyes
So don't shade your eyes
But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize
Only be sure always to call it please research

Oops I almost forgot to credit Tom Lehrer

Oh! I wouldn't want to forget. . . Kevin D. Hendricks Chief Blogger for CHURCH MARKETING SUCKS either. . .

I do hope that he doesn't mind me posting this to The Emerson Avenger blog.

Did I say that Google was on my side? ;-) ;-)

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Philocrites Tells A Narcissistic "Troll" To Caesar and Diseased! (Oops Was That A Freudian Slip?)

CC: HackTheDagger@hotmail.com
From: "Chris Walton" <cwalton@philocrites.com> Add to Address Book
Subject: Re: [Philocrites] ''Uncommon Denomination' in the news.'
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 18:09:36 -0500
To: "Robin Edgar" <robinedgar59@yahoo.ca>

Clever, Robin, but you're still trolling. The reason you're banned is that you only post about your own crusade. Stop it. (Editor's note - I would say that Google is definitely on my side there. . .)

Chris
www.philocrites.com (Editor's note - Google strikes again!)


On Dec 10, 2005, at 4:25 PM, HackTheDagger@hotmail.com wrote:

> I wonder if the brainiac who came up with the 'Uncommon Denomination' marketing slogan
was somehow inspired by my "'UNSAFE SECT'? picket sign slogan? ;-)
>
> Plagiarize Plagiarize
> Let no one else's work evade your eyes
> Remember why the good Lord made your eyes
> So don't shade your eyes
> But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize
> Only be sure always to call it please research
>
> Oops I almost forgot to credit Tom Lehrer
>
> http://www.com-www.com/musiclyrics/lehrertom-lobachevsky.html

ARE U*Us HUMBUGGED B-A-A-H U*U HUMBUG ?

Here's my latest X-mas aka Yule aka Holiday but definitely not Christmas Season picket sign slogan -

ARE YOU HUMBUGGED B-A-A-H U*U HUMBUG ?

It plays off of the ARE YOU DOGGED BY DOGMATISM ? slogan from the latest false advertising campaign that the Unitarian Church of Montreal is running in Montreal print media such as the HOUR alternative weekly newspaper, the Concordian student newspaper of Concordia University, and the McGill Tribune student weekly newspaper published by the McGill University Student Society.

Wow just writing that I came up with another five word zinger that plays off of that false advertising jingle -

ARE U*Us TOTALED BY TOTALITARIANISM?

If I thought that people might be familiar with what Samuel Taylor Coleridge said about Unitarianism I might even go with -

ARE U*Us UNITED BY UNITARIANISM?

or perhaps

WHY ARE ATHEISTS UNITED BY UNITARIANISM?

Oh no I'm on a roll here folks. . .

ARE YOU EWE-EWED BY UUism?

ARE U*Us BENIGHTED BY U*Uism?

or perhaps -

WILL YOU BE BENIGHTED BY U*Uism?

Last but by no means least. . .

IS U*U HYPE JUST HYPOCRISY?

Friday, December 09, 2005

God Gives The Finger To Intolerant And Obnoxious Fundamentalist Atheists!

The Creator of the Universe aka "The Great Architect of the Universe" gives the finger aka the Trudeau Salute to fundamentalist atheist Unitarians, fundamentalist atheist "Pope" Richard Dawkins, and other fundamentalist atheists!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Kurt Vonnegut Genuinely Cares About The Emerson Avenger's Unitarian Jihad!

This is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast.

All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true.

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.

To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.

Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.

Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.

And that's my interconnected masterpiece if I say so myself! ;-)

Come on UUs can't you see that, at the very least. . .

Google is on my side?!

Allah prochaine,

The Dagger of Sweet Reason