WHAT "CULT" JOHN INDER? "SOLAR TEMPLE" FRANK GREENE?
WHAT "CULT" JOHN INDER?
"SOLAR TEMPLE" FRANK GREENE?
One sign is held in each hand and I do my best to ensure that people entering the Unitarian "Church" of Montreal see them.
One woman approaching the "church" from the east took a long hard look at these two slogans and said, "I don't like that." I responded to her comment by saying, "I don't like it either. . ." and then said that it was "incredibly stupid" for the whole congregation of the Unitarian Church of Montreal to ignore my serious grievances arising from the false and malicious labeling of Creation Day as a "cult" for over ten years. The woman did not respond verbally but she none-the-less gave me a look that seemed to indicate that she empathized and understood and respected my stance.
If I am not mistaken this same woman had made a similar comment several weeks ago to which I had responded that if she didn't like what she saw on my picket signs that she should "do something about it". She had responded that she had tried to do something but had been unsuccessful. I don't doubt that over the last decade a few members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal have tried to persuade the "church" leadership to respond to my grievances in a responsible manner and have either been ignored or blown off. It must be a frustrating and disillusioning experience for a concerned member of the Unitarian Church of Montreal to attempt to live up to U*U principles that "covenant" to "affirm and promote" "justice, equity and compassion in human relations" only to face resistance from "church" leaders. My motto however is "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." If this woman and even as few as a half-dozen "like-minded" members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal worked together to petition the leadership and congregation of the Unitarian Church of Montreal to finally respond in a genuinely responsible manner to my serious grievances they just might be able to persuade the congregation to "do the right thing". As long as this woman and other "like-minded" Montreal Unitarians just give up after making some kind of an attempt to persuade the "church" to actually practice what it preaches rather than repeatedly making a total mockery of the purported principles and purposes of the what is now known as the U*U "religious community" justice will continue to be delayed and denied.
Another thing that happened is that, once again, a couple of DIM Thinking Montreal Unitarians made allusions to having me killed. . . One fellow who is the kind of Montreal Unitarian who studiously avoids looking at my picket sign slogans by staring at the sidewalk as he approaches the "church" met up with another Montreal Unitarian on the main walkway into the Unitarian Church of Montreal. He commented to the effect that in a "third world country" he could gather up or "hire" a bunch of "tribesmen" and have me killed. The other Unitarian concurred and then made an "air gun" (as it were) and, pointing his imaginary sub-machine gun* at me, made it clear that in "a third world country" I could very easily be taken care of. This is not the first time that some Montreal Unitarians have made allusions to having me killed. I do not consider this particular behaviour to constitute an actual threat against my personal safety and thus will not waste the time of the Montreal police force by reporting it as though it was an actual threat against me but it certainly does serve to illustrate that at least a few Montreal Unitarian U*Us would apparently be quite happy to see me "terminated with extreme prejudice". . .
That's all for now.
* In that the DIM Thinking Montreal Unitarian's imaginary gun consisted of two fists held about a foot apart at waist level rather than raised to eye level as a rifle would be I can reasonably interpret this U*Us gesture to be suggesting that a short burst of sub-machinegun fire could solve the problem of my peaceful public protest if Canada was "a third world country". Thankfully it is not. . .
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