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 -

Thursday, March 19, 2009

American Religious Identification Survey ARIS 2008 Lumps Unitarian*Universalism In With Scientology, New Age, Spiritualism, Eckankar and Santeria

In its section titled 'The Taxonomy of the Religious Traditions' the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS 2008) says the following -

"The long list of religious classifications supplied by ARIS respondents’ calls for a shorter, more manageable list for most analytical purposes. Therefore, for Table 3 the ARIS respondents have been collated into the following 13 religious groupings of varying sizes:"

Guess where the tiny, declining, fringe religion known as Unitarian*Universalism aka The U*U Movement ends up? Unitarian*Universalism gets lumped into the 11th category out of 13, the 'New Religious Movements and Other Religions' category which also includes Scientology, New Age, Eckankar, Spiritualism, Deism, Wiccanism, Neo-Paganism, Druidism, "Indian Religion" which I presume means Native American religion, Santeria, and Rastafarianism. The 12th category is 'Nones: None, No religion, Humanistic, Ethical Culture, Agnostic, Atheist, Secular.' and the 13th one is 'Refused: Don’t Know.' When, if ever, will U*Uism aka The U*U Movement aka Unitarian*Universalism grow in size to the point that it deserves a ranking of its own? Just how does UUA Presidential candidate Rev. Peter Morales propose to "grow" The U*U Movement from the "tiny, declining, fringe religion" that he acknowledges it is today into "the religion of our time" within *our* time?

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