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 26, 2009

Elie Weisel And George Bernard Shaw Join The U*U Jihad Army And Speak Out Against The Inhuman And Inhumane Indifference Of The U*Us. . .

This blog post was accidentally published prematurely but it will none-the-less stay up because I fully intended to complete it and publish it later today. Consider it a work in progress for now. It began as a comment responding to David G. Markham's Morning Meditation - Love and Hate Two Sides Of The Same Coin post on his UU A Way Of Life blog.

Perhaps taking a cue from Elie Weisel and/or George Bernard Shaw psychotherapist and "unchurched" Unitarian*Universalist David G. Markham said - "What is the opposite of caring? Not caring. So the opposite of love is indifference."

Here is my response to these insightful words -

I am pretty sure that that is what George Bernard Shaw was trying to get at when he said -

"The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity."

In fact it was this well known saying of GBS, combined with the callous indifference of the Board and congregation of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, the UUA and its ever so aptly named Ministerial Fellowship Committee, and rather too many other Unitarian*Universalists to my own and other people's serious grievances that inspired me to come up with the saying -

Quite regrettably, it is all too human to be inhuman.

When I came up with this not so bon mot, some years ago now, I was thinking very much in terms of the indifference of Montreal Unitarians walking past my picket signs protesting against the anti-religious intolerance and bigotry of Rev. Ray Drennan and other self-described "Humanist" U*Us Sunday after Sunday for years without making the slightest attempt to redress my serious grievances. I was not thinking in terms of even worse forms of inhumanity but had GBS' saying very much in mind. It was only later that I discovered that Elie Weisel had been inspired to say something very similar as a result of his experiences in Nazi Germany. I believe that it is worthwhile posting some of what he has to say about the inhumanity of indifference here -

"In a way, to be indifferent to that suffering is what makes the human being inhuman. Indifference, after all, is more dangerous than anger and hatred. Anger can at times be creative. One writes a great poem, a great symphony, one does something special for the sake of humanity because one is angry at the injustice that one witnesses. But indifference is never creative. Even hatred at times may elicit a response. You fight it. You denounce it. You disarm it. Indifference elicits no response. Indifference is not a response.

Indifference is not a beginning, it is an end. And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor -- never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten. The political prisoner in his cell, the hungry children, the homeless refugees -- not to respond to their plight, not to relieve their solitude by offering them a spark of hope is to exile them from human memory. And in denying their humanity we betray our own.

Indifference, then, is not only a sin, it is a punishment. And this is one of the most important lessons of this outgoing century's wide-ranging experiments in good and evil."

I wonder if the callously indifferent Unitarian*Universalists at the Unitarian Church of Montreal and 25 Beacon Street in Boston, to say nothing of elsewhere in the U*U World are proud of their inhuman(e) indifference to me and other victims of clergy misconduct and/or other U*U injustices and abuses?

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