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, January 17, 2007

A Reality Check For U*Us Courtesy Of The Emerson Avenger

Well speaking of the "Eye of God". . . the readily verifiable reality of the "Eye of God" symbolism that is manifested during total solar eclipses, and the reality of what this "Sign in the Heavens" symbolizes. . . is not likely to go away any time soon.

This was posted as a response to a thread on a U*U minister's blog. It will be interesting to see if it gets past the "comment moderation" function.

I am reasonably confident that my comment will posted by this particular minister.

My comment was in response to the minister's referrence to Philip K. Dick's *observation* that "reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." U*Us would be very well advised to consider the fact that the various realities that I am confronting them with will not "go away" just because DIM Thinking U*Us, including DIM Thinking U*U "religious professionals" and top level UUA officials like UUA President Bill Sinkford, Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris, Rev. Beth Miller, and rather too many other prominent U*U religious leaders. . . incredibly foolishly and remarkably consciencelessly choose to deny, ignore and minimize those highly verifiable realities.

It would appear that Philip K. Dick was paraphrasing Aldous Huxley who said -

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."

4 Comments:

Blogger Cee Jay said...

Robin, I read your description of the eye of God with great interest. I think that your experience with the solar eclipse was truly God speaking to you. I too am a theist, and see God ( the Tao), the name doesn’t really matter, in the natural world and the beautiful organization of the universe. I was wondering if you had read the Tao of Physics.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 4:31:00 pm  
Blogger The Emerson Avenger said...

Hi Cee Jay,

Be careful what you say. . . Some intolerant suspicious-minded anti-religious U*Us just might think that you are a member of my "manipulative and secretive" "cult". ;-)

More seriously, one of the things that really bothers me is that the marginalization that I have been subjected to, not only in terms of the verbally and psychologically abusive attacks on me by some anti-religious "Humanist" U*Us, but also by the oppressive punitive measures that I have been subjected to by U*Us for daring to openly complain about the anti-religious intolerance and bigotry that I have encountered within the U*U "religious community", has made it very difficult for me to freely and openly share my knowledge and experience with those U*Us like yourself who I believe would be genuinely open to and accepting of the fruits of my revelatory and indeed prophetic experience. Those U*Us who have stood in the way of justice for over a decade now, and who have made matters worse by further attacking me and marginalizing me in various ways, have deprived you and other U*Us of benefitting from the good things that I had to offer to the U*U "religious community", not the least of them being Creation Day which was falsely and maliciously labeled as a "cult" by Rev. Ray Drennan and other anti-religious "Humanist" U*Us.

I have not yet read the 'Tao of Physics'. Perhaps I should.

BTW My experience was not "with the solar eclipse" as you put it. My revelatory religious experience that attuned me to God's divine omniscience was a profound mystical/prophetic spiritual experience, that included what could be termed being "awakened" and being "born again in the spirit", as well as an abundance of the "meaningful coincidences" of synchronicity. This revelatory religious experience, which placed a very strong emphasis on the religious concept of "the Eye of God", preceded my being confronted by a photograph of the total solar eclipse "Eye of God" (as published in the May 1992 National Geographic magazine) by a full three months. To date I have not seen the total solar eclipse "Eye of God" although I did attempt to witness it in Cornwall, England during the August 11th, 1999 total solar eclipse which was unfortunately "eclipsed" itself by very heavy cloud cover that moved in from the North Sea overnight.

The symbolic "Eye of God" that is manifested during most if not all total solar eclipses is in fact God speaking to everyone with the eyes to see via "sign language" as it were. My extensive research indicates that diverse ancient cultures, including some prehistoric cultures, perceived and understood the "sign language" of this "sign in the heavens" long before I ever became attuned to it.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 5:08:00 pm  
Blogger Cee Jay said...

Robin,
You should read The Tao of Physics! I would love to hear what you have to say about it and how it fits with your experiences. What I don't understand is why you think the opinions of some other UUs would prevent you from sharing your experience with those of us who would like to hear about it. All you need to do is post it on your website so that we can read about what you believe instead of about your grievances against the UUA and the UU Church of Montreal.
After reading your post on my blog and on your own blog, I attempted to find out more about what is was you were trying to tell us. The links on your page did not work. I tried going to http://revelationisnotsealed.homestead.com
Then I put your name into the search engine. Most of the posts I found were about your problems with
the UU Church, not about your experience. Finally, on your most recent post, you listed a link to a post that actually said something about what you believe.
I take seriously our fourth principle, "A FREE and responsible search for truth and meaning;". I also value my own "inherent worth and dignity" as well as yours and that of every other individual. The UUA does not control where I search for the truth or what I read. The opinions of other UUs do not form my opinions. I think you sell us short by your assumption that the organization has such control over those who choose to be members. That is what I like about being a UU. It IS MY RESONSIBILITY to search out the truth for myself.
While I searched for information about your experience, I did come across one blog entry that pretty much expressed my feelings about your situtation.
http://cuumbaya.blogspot.com/2006/10/tragedy-of-robin-edgar.html
So, how about it, Robin, want to join the rest of us in our FREE and RESPONSIBLE search for truth and meaning, or continue to pack around the potatoes?
It seems that you don't want us to judge you based on the opinions of others, but you are attempting by your posts all over the Internet to have us judge those you feel have wronged you based on your view of the truth. Personally, although I am sad for the hurt that you obviously have felt through the actions of some (was it all?) UUs in Montreal, I would rather hear about what you believe and engage in a dialogue that is more productive for both of us.

Friday, January 19, 2007 8:25:00 am  
Blogger The Emerson Avenger said...

:You should read The Tao of Physics!

Well you are not the first person to suggest that I read it so I will keep an eye open for it.

:I would love to hear what you have to say about it and how it fits with your experiences.

Well I will have to find it and read it first. It may be some time before I can say anything about how what is written in The Tao of Physics fits in with my own experiences. Suffice it to say that my experiences of synchronicity make it very clear that the Tao aka God is capable of influencing events on a grand scale.

:What I don't understand is why you think the opinions of some other UUs would prevent you from sharing your experience with those of us who would like to hear about it.

Well obviously I can share my experiences with other U*Us and have done so but it should be obvious that the malicious intolerant attacks and the punitive measures that I have been subjected to by U*Us for complaining about the obvious injustices and abuses that I have been subjected to harm my ability to share my knowledge and experience with other U*Us to say nothing of the larger religious community. Labeling someone as "psychotic" and accusing them of ebing involved in a "cult" or trying to start one spreads fear and suspicion in people's minds. Effectively it is the equivalent of a good old-fashioned witch hunt with "psychotic" standing in for "possessed" and "cult" standing in for "coven" or "witch" etc.

:All you need to do is post it on your website so that we can read about what you believe instead of about your grievances against the UUA and the UU Church of Montreal.

Actually I can do both and that is what I have done. My other web sites are currently down due to some financial difficulties that I have suffered as a result of trying to get World Day of Conscience off to a reasonably good start but will hopefully be back up in a month or two.

:After reading your post on my blog and on your own blog, I attempted to find out more about what is was you were trying to tell us. The links on your page did not work. I tried going to http://revelationisnotsealed.homestead.com

That's right those sites are currently down but if you run appropriate Google searches on "Robin Edgar" and "Eye of God" or "total solar eclipse" you should be able to find very similar information elsewhere on the internet.

:Then I put your name into the search engine. Most of the posts I found were about your problems with the UU Church, not about your experience.

Well it's been a decade long conflict and it won't be over until U*Us respond with some genuine justice, equity and compassion to my very serious grievances about U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy. The Unitarian Church of Montreal and the UUA bear responsibility for the fact that there is now almost a decade's worth of internet posts arising from this war of words that clould have and should have been settled in 1996 if the UUA's Ministerial Fellowship Committee and the Board of the Unitarian Church of Montreal had responded to my grievances in a responsible manner rather than pretending that Rev. Ray Drennan's intolerant and abusive clergy miscoduct was "within the appropriate guidelines of ministerial leadership."

:Finally, on your most recent post, you listed a link to a post that actually said something about what you believe.

That is correct but what I believe has been available online for a decade too. It is only in the last few months that my own web sites have gone down. The open letter to UUs of March 1997 that was published by CUUPS has been available for years. The purpose of this blog is to deal with U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy so it is not surprising that there aren't very many posts that go into great detail about my religious beliefs. Of course this web site does have something to do with my strong belief in justice, equity and compassion in human relations. . .

:I take seriously our fourth principle, "A FREE and responsible search for truth and meaning;". I also value my own "inherent worth and dignity" as well as yours and that of every other individual.

Well unfortunately the Unitarian Church of Montreal, the UUA, and a whole lot of other U*Us don't take U*U principles very seriously at all. If they did this conflict would have ended a decade ago. Indeed it would never have begun if Rev. Ray Drennan and other intolerant and abusive Montreal U*Us had not flagrantly violated the "covenants" of the Seven Principles of U*Uism. Read my recent email exchanges with Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris and Rev. Beth Miller to see clear examples of how top level UUA officials make a complete mockery of the "covenants" of the purported principles and purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association to say nothing of other much more
detailed UUA policies and guidelines such as the UUMA Code of Professional Practice.

:The UUA does not control where I search for the truth or what I read.

One would hope not. . . ;-)

:The opinions of other U*Us do not form my opinions.

Of course but the opinions of other U*Us as they have been expressed to me over the years do have an effect on my opinion of the greater U*U religious community.

:I think you sell us short by your assumption that the organization has such control over those who choose to be members.

I don't believe tha I have ever suggested that the UUA has much "control" over individual U*Us. Where did you get that impression?

:That is what I like about being a UU. It IS MY RESONSIBILITY to search out the truth for myself.

I agree 100% but that does not change the fact that a great many U*Us, including top level UUA officials, quite regularly abdicate that responsiblity in ways that are detrimental to the greater U*U community.

:While I searched for information about your experience, I did come across one blog entry that pretty much expressed my feelings about your situtation.
http://cuumbaya.blogspot.com/2006/10/tragedy-of-robin-edgar.html

Well that is unfortunate because Joel Monka's opinion is heavily biased and is in fact a prime example of what Dee Miller calls DIM Thinking. Don't take that personally as I am talking about Joel Monka's own rather tragic thinking. I actually wrote a detailed point-by-point rebuttal of Joel Monka's hypocritical and quite sanctimonious victim blaming DIM Thinking a while back but it got swallowed up into thin cyberspace when my computer jammed on me before I could post it and I have not got around to rewriting it yet.

:So, how about it, Robin, want to join the rest of us in our FREE and RESPONSIBLE search for truth and meaning, or continue to pack around the potatoes?

I have been doing both for some time now. I expect the Unitarian Church of Montreal, the UUA, and U*Us more generally to actually practice justice, equity and compassion in human relations rather than just talking about it. As I said I don't feel that I am carrying a sack of rotten potatoes because I have developed a habit of throwing U*U rotten potatoes right back at the U*Us who sent them my may. . .

:It seems that you don't want us to judge you based on the opinions of others, but you are attempting by your posts all over the Internet to have us judge those you feel have wronged you based on your view of the truth.

Actually I am demanding that U*Us enter into a genuinely free and *responsible* search for the truth and meaning behind my "crusade" against U*U injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy and then take steps to ensure that genuine justice, equity and compassion is provided to me and other victims of U*U injustices and abuses. I and other victims of U*U injustices and abuses do not "feel" that we have been wronged based on our "view of the truth". We definitely have been wronged as per pretty much every decent human beings "view of the truth". As far as I am concerned anyone who does not understand that I and other victims of unbecoming and abusive clergy misconduct and other U*U injustices and abuses have in fact being seriously wronged by U*Us is either lacking a conscience or of questionable intelligence. I am very confident that most people of intelligence and conscience understand very well that we have been wronged. Allow me to recycle some very appropriate words from the UUA President Bill Sinkford's MLK Day message. I and other victims of unbecoming and abusive clegy misconduct and other U*U injustices and abuses "have a history, not a hallucination."

:Personally, although I am sad for the hurt that you obviously have felt through the actions of some (was it all?) UUs in Montreal,

Ultimately it is indeed all Montreal Unitarians who have abjectly failed and obstinately refused to live up to the letter and the spirit of the Seven Principles of U*Uism and other claimed ideals of the U*U "religious community" but it is not just Montreal Unitarians alone. The UUA bears a very high degree of responsibility in this matter because it too has consistently failed and obstinately refused to hold Rev. Ray Drennan accountable for his intolerant and abusive clergy misconduct. More recently the UUA's department of Congregational Services once again rubber-stamped the deeply insulting and outright defamatory public attacks on me and other people by Rev. Victoria Weinstein. You need only read some of the comments by other U*Us on this blog, to say nothing of elsewhere on the internet, to see that many individual U*Us have preferred to attack me and/or discredit me with DIM Thinking disinformation rather than acknowledge the U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy that I am exposing and denouncing.

:I would rather hear about what you believe and engage in a dialogue that is more productive for both of us.

Well I believe that that kind of dialogue would be more productive for everone involved but I intend to continue to expose and denounce U*U injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy for as long as I am aware of them and for as long as it appears that U*Us are failing or refusing to responsibly address their own injustices and abuses and hypocrisy. I can dialogue with you and other U*Us about "more productive" things but I am not about to let U*Us get away with murder* either. . . The U*U religious community in general and the UUA and Unitarian Church of Montreal would be very well advised to start waging peace with me and other victims of U*U injustuces and abuses very soon. If UUA President Bill Sinkford and other U*Us in positions of responsibility continue to fail or refuse to wage peace this decade long war of words will continue on unabated, and most likely also escalated, in 2007. I expect President Bill Sinkford and all other U*Us to make a serious effort to back up their words with actions that exemplify both the letter and the spirit of those words. If U*Us continue to abjectly fail and even obstinately refuse to practice what they preach I will consider that their words aren't worth the breath that they are spoken with or the electrons that they are posted with. . .

* a figure of speech about how people get away with injustices and abuses of various kinds without ever facing any justice and accountability, although it would seem that at least one U*U minister may well have gotten away with what many would consider to be an actual murder of a human being. . .

Friday, January 19, 2007 6:53:00 pm  

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