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: - 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 -

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Is The UUA National Marketing Campaign A Death Rattle?

That is the question. . .

That David Dent, author of “Alex Webster and the Gods” and researcher of developments and trends in religion and society, has just asked on his blog.

Here are his exact words -

Earlier this month, the Unitarian Universalist Association announced the launch of its first nationwide advertising campaign in fifty years. Ads in Time magazine and on its website,, are scheduled to begin in early October with the goal of raising awareness of Unitarian Universalism “as a viable religious option,” said UUA President William G. Sinkford. Is it a death rattle or a new beginning?

And here is the terse response that I just submitted to David Dent's somewhat impertinent pertinent question about the life expectancy of Unitarian*Universalism aka U*Uism -

In that the UUA national marketing campaign is almost certainly due to the fact fact that the Unitarian Universalist Association finally got around to facing the fact that Unitarian*Universalism aka U*Uism has had pretty much stagnant membership figures since the UUA was formed in 1961 and is thus actually steadily losing ground as a percentage of the overall population. As far as I am concerned the UUA is putting the marketing cart before the welcoming horse. I expect that a good number of those people who are illusioned into visiting, and possibly even joining, U*U "churches" aka U*U "Welcoming Congregations" will inevitably become disillusioned with a "church" where God believing people, to say nothing of God Herself. . . are not particularly welcome.

More detailed responses to the UUA's national marketing campaign may be read in the following blog posts or blog comments -

Some UUA National Marketing Campaign Talk For President Bill Sinkford and Gini Courter To Answer To. . .

First national Unitarian Universalist media campaign comment on Rev. Dr. Daniel O'Connell's blog

Unitarian Universalists On The Right Track comment on Let's get things back into perspective here! blog

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Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Well this Mormon blogger seems to have a common sense attitude towards the UUA's marketing campaign, specifically the ads placed in college football game programs. The second commenter paints an interesting scenario too that might not be too far from the truth. . .

Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:06:00 pm  

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