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

Thursday, July 17, 2008

U*U Minister Rev. Scott Wells Can't Say "Tiny, Declining, Fringe Religion". . .

As a result of running a Google search on - UUA membership - I just found this older, but still quite relevant, post titled 'Back to reviewing UUA membership stats', by "Evangelical Universalist" U*U minister Rev. Scott Wells, on his 'Boy In The Bands' blog. Here are a couple of paragraphs of the "very illuminating conclusions" that he came to as a result of his analysis of UUA membership statistics back in 2004 -

Even so, some interesting facts. There are twenty-seven emerging congregations, but some of those have been “emerging” for years. Did you know the one hundred smallest congregations (including federated ones, reporting the Unitarian Universalist share of a large membership) equal a mere 1,287 adults. Compare that with the largest local congregation — First Unitarian, Madison, Wisconsin — with 1,315 members.

Or take the smallest 25% of congregations. They make up a total of 6,406 members, or every congregation with 42 or fewer members. As I said in February or March, I can see why the powers-that-be would want large-membership church starts, but the reality is that we are a small church denomination. Rather than ignore this reality (or fight it), can’t we strategically target our resources to making them as strong, efficient, and faithful as possible.

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Here is the comment that I just submitted to Rev. Scott Wells' "moderated" aka censored 'Boy In The Bands' blog. The chances of it being published are pretty much zero since Rev. Scott Wells has consistently censored and suppressed my own "very illuminating" comments submitted to 'Boy In The Bands' -

"but the reality is that we are a small church denomination."

Actually the reality is that Unitarian*Universalism is a tiny, declining, fringe religion. But don't take my word for it Scott. Take Rev. Peter Morales' word for it. . . ;-)

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It should be noted that Rev. Scott Wells took an immediate disliking to me when he first saw me protesting against anti-Christian, and more broadly anti-religious, intolerance and bigotry on the part of "Humanist" U*Us at the 2002 UUA GA in Quebec City. Rev. Scott Wells DIM Thinking reaction to my peaceful public protest against these and other U*U injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy was extremely condescending and quite rude. He has yet to have a civil word to say about me on his blog. In fact he has been more than a tad rude to me on 'Boy In The Bands' here and there. Here is a typical sample of Rev. Scott Wells' insulting and defamatory language -

"(I refuse to make an argument about sanity, sensibility and Robin the same breath.)"

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