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

Monday, November 13, 2006

Prophetic Words From Rev. Victoria Weinstein About A Free And *Responsible* Search For Truth And Meaning

Free and Responsible

The fourth principle of the UUA is "the free and responsible search for truth and meaning."

This is one of those phrases that sounds wonderful to rebels like me. . . until we take a second look and realize that there are two adjectives describing the nature of the search for truth and meaning.

We pause and think about it for a while, and then decide we still really like this principle. In fact, we think, it will be good for us to be responsible, and not just free.

So what does it mean to be a responsible UU seeker?

Maybe one of the things it means is committing to a community of fellow seekers, submitting to the admittedly broad boundaries of UU sensibilities. Rather than frittering away, bouncing from one faith community to another, running from the inevitable disappointments of human imperfection.

Maybe it means not screaming and yelling at people whose beliefs seem infuriatingly narrowminded. And to balance that, it probably means speaking clearly and courageously about the truth as I have come to understand it.

And it means things like reading a wide variety of books, even boring ones. Maybe it even means watching Fox News every once in a while, with an open mind and a calm demeanor.

It's hard to be responsible.

But the consequences of irresponsibility are even harder to take.

4 Comments:

Blogger indrax said...

Do you affirm and promote my free and responsible search for truth and meaning?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 8:36:00 pm  
Blogger The Emerson Avenger said...

Of course I do indrax. It should be obvious to anyone. It is U*Us who have failed miserably to enter into a genuinely free, and genuinely responsible, search for the truth and meaning of the various things that I have been saying to U*Us for well over a decade now; including the truth and meaning of the important religious messages that were conveyed to me via the profoundly meaningful revelatory religious experience that Rev. Ray Drennan very freely, but incredibly very irresponsibly, contemptuously dismissed as my "psychotic experience" just over 11 years ago now. . . I am still waiting for the U*U religious community to live up to its fraudulent claims to be open to revelation and prophecy and enter into a genuinely free and responsible search for the truth and meaning of that significant revelation of God.

I hate to have to say so but your rather less than coherent blog is very free with the truth but not particularly responsible with it. I am very confident that most intelligent people of conscience will concur.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:29:00 pm  
Blogger indrax said...

I what ways am I irresponsible with the truth?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 11:58:00 pm  
Blogger The Emerson Avenger said...

Well if you are not capable of figuring that out for yourself I am not going to waste any time uselessly arguing with you indrax.

Why not ask a few other U*U bloggers for a real eye-opener. Start by asking them if they agree with you when you accuse me of lying. . .

Thursday, November 16, 2006 12:11:00 am  

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