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

My Photo
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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: - 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: - 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 -

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Silence Of The U*Us. . .

Oppression can only survive through silence.

Carmen de Monteflores

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A leader must be constantly aware of the power of his words. . .
and his silences.

Simon MacDonald

Too often the strong silent man is silent
because he does not know what to say,
and is reputed strong only because
he has remained silent.

Winston Churchill

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

cold silence has a tendency
to atrophy any sense of compassion,
between supposed lovers,
between supposed brothers.
And I know the pieces fit.

Maynard James Keenan, in the song "Schism", by Tool

Loss of empathy might well be
the most enduring and deep-cutting scar of all,
the silent blade of an unseen enemy,
tearing at our hearts and stealing more than our strength.

R. A. Salvatore, Drizzt Do'Urden in "The Silent Blade"

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

The silent bear no witness against themselves.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

John Viscount Morley

Whatever is silenced will clamour to be heard, though silently.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

The attempt to silence a man
is the greatest honor you can bestow on him.
It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.

Joseph Sobran


Anonymous Anonymous said...

in other words, "pay me attention..."

Monday, October 30, 2006 5:51:00 pm  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home