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 -

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Are U*Us Serious?!!

Believe it or not. . .
The following five lines of text
are the actual words of a Google
AdWords advertisement for the UUA`s
Church of the Larger Fellowship -

Unitarian Universalism

Spirituality on your terms.

Free trial membership.

Join today!

end quote

Free trial membership?

Is U*Uism a religion or some kind of club?

Shouldn`t have asked. . .


Anonymous Dot Weinstein aka Beliefnet DotNotInOz said...

No need to wonder.

I was frankly appalled when about a month after I signed up recently for the 3-month trial membership, I received an email specifying that I needed to pony up some cash shortly before the end of the trial membership or I would be summarily dropped from the roster.

No, "Any questions I might answer for you?" or even a simple, better-timed, "Are you finding your trial membership worthwhile? If not, what might we do to improve the experience for you and future members?"

Nope, just...Send money or else.

But then, this reflects my experience with CLF years ago when after nearly 15 years of membership, I lost my job and was scrambling to make ends meet. As a result, I quit making contributions.

I received not even so much as a form letter inquiring if I was all right or needed help in any way. This despite the fact that I had sent monthly pledge payments typically had never failed to fulfill my pledge. After a few months, mailings from CLF simply ceased to arrive.

Somehow, I was left thinking that this pretty much was a one-way church membership. As long as the checks kept coming in and didn't bounce, we had a "relationship." In short, the product would no longer arrive once payments ceased.

Silly me for thinking that things might have changed for the better in the interim.

Sunday, February 08, 2009 9:38:00 am  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Thanks you very much for your public "shocked and appalled" testimony here Dorothy Weinstein aka Dot Weinstein aka DotNotInOz. The Emerson Avenger aka Robin Edgar aka The Wonderful Wizard of U*Us not only feels your pain but very much appreciates your validation of his beliefs.

All things considered, perhaps I should have asked -

Is U*Uism a religion or some kind of business?

Sunday, February 08, 2009 11:38:00 am  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

BTW How active are the U*U forums on Beliefnet these days Dot? I haven't really checked them for some time now since being permanently banned from posting comments in Beliefnet forums for telling diverse "less than pleasant" truths about U*Uism.

Sunday, February 08, 2009 11:41:00 am  

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