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

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Jamie Goodwin's U*U Crisis Of Faith. . .

Another one bites the dust. . .

Jamie Goodwin somewhat innocently presented an online survey to his congregation in regards to service times at the Unitarian*Universalist Church of Akron. Included in his survey was a place to leave comments. Many of the responses were neutral and not a few supportive but, according to Jamie Goodwin, "there were many, many comments left on that survey which are just mean spirited, unfair, and flat out rude."

Jamie Goodwin is wondering, very seriously considering, if Unitarian Universalism is the right faith for him.

Jamie Goodwin is wondering if a faith that remains creedless and unwilling to address matters of theology is conducive at all to any kind of healthy and caring community because he is not seeing it.

Jamie Goodwin sees a lot of infighting and righteous anger. He sees a lot of people assuming that because they do not acknowledge any kind of spiritual authority means that they do not have to respect anyone else's viewpoint or knowledge. He is seeing a lot selfishness and arrogance.

At one point Jamie Goodwin even had a resignation letter all typed out. Not resigning from the board at his church or even the worship council, but from the entire church - from Unitarian Universalism as a whole.

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