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, April 09, 2009

What Do Unitarian*Universalists Believe? Nothing — And They Are "A Tiny, Declining, Fringe Religion". . .

Just saying, as they say. . .

Unitarian*Universalists aka U*Us can thank the Rev. Dr. Eric Theodore Cartman III for plagU*Urizing the following questionable words of UUA Presidential candidate Rev. Peter Morales, as stated during The Candidates’ Forum which was held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Prairie Star District meeting in Duluth, Minnesota, and posted on the 'Morales Addresses “Humanist/Theist” Question' blog post of his Peter Morales For UUA President news blog -

"What do Buddhists believe?

Nothing—and they are a great religious tradition."

So Buddhists believe capital 'N' Nothing, just like stereotypical Unitarian*Universalists as depicted on The Simpsons etc. I am still scratching my head trying to figure out how Buddhists can be "a great religious tradition". Isn't that like saying that Christians, Jews, or Muslims are "a great religious tradition"? Or proclaiming that Unitarian*Universalists are "a tiny declining fringe religion"?

What gives anyway? Isn't Buddhism ever so inclusively included amongst of those "obsolete religions, created for another time" that Rev. Peter Morales trashed in his 'A Religion For Our Time' sermon cum "stump speech" which publicly announced Rev. Morales' candidacy for President of the UUA? U*Us know, those "old religions" that are only good for contributing to "the darkness" of "tribalism,
violence, suspicion, hatred, and oppression" to say nothing of "hatred, injustice, prejudice, ignorance." I am rather confU*Used. . . How can Buddhism be "a great religious tradition" and an "obsolete religion" at one and the same time? If Rev. Peter Morales does not in fact include Buddhism amongst those other obsolete "old religions" what is his rationale for doing so? Perhaps Rev. Peter Morales needs to clarify matters by letting U*Us know just which "old religions" he considers to be "obsolete religions" and which of the "old religions" he considers to be great religious traditions. Come to think of it. . . don't some U*U religious leaders try to present Unitarian*Universalism, or at least Unitarianism (if not Universalism), as being included amongst those "old religions" when it suits their purposes to do so?

In case anyone is wondering what Unitarian*Universalists aka U*Us actually believe, assuming of course that they don't really believe capital 'N' Nothing like Buddhists. . . I would recommend reading the CUC produced religious tract, aka U*U religious propaganda, titled 'What Unitarians And Universalists Believe'* written decades ago by the minister emeritus of the Unitarian Church of Montreal Rev. Charles Eddis. I would also recommend taking that U*U marketing with a gigantic bag of salt since Rev. Charles Eddis himself, most if not all other Montreal Unitarians, and a whole lot of other individual Unitarian*Universalist U*Us, including other U*U clergy and UUA officials, have made a total mockery of practically every U*U ideal that Rev. Charles Eddis claims in it, and the information it contains is "obsolete" in various other ways. You might want to read what the UU World has to say about 'What do Unitarian Universalists believe' but it is no more reliable than Rev. Charles Eddis' obsolete and effectively fraudulent CUC tract. I always liked Rev. David O. Rankin's little red tract about what Unitarian*Universalists believe and preserved it for U*U posteriority here. I take note of the fact that Rev. Kenneth Gordon Hurto has also seen fit to preserve Rev. David O. Rankin's words for posterity by posting them to the UUA's Florida District web site. I could point people to other web pages claiming to state what Unitarian*Universalists believe but would prefer to stick to these "official" U*U tracts as a would not want to confU*Use people more than may already be the case. . .

In light of the fact that so many Unitarian*Universalists, including a good number of U*U clergy, top level UUA officials, and indeed some UUA Presidents. . . have repeatedly, and at times quite flagrantly, made a total mockery of pretty much every religious principle and ideal that Unitarian*Universalists claim to believe in in their fraudulent religious propaganda, I and a good number of other people can be forgiven for suggesting that maybe just maybe Unitarian*Universalists really do believe capital 'N' Nothing, since they apparently do not *really* believe in their own claimed religious principles and ideals.

What was it that Alex Trebek said?

Oh ya. . .

"Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination."

This sounds a lot like what Abbie Hoffman once said -

"Don't tell me what you believe in. Tell me what you do, and I'll tell what you what you believe in."

On the whole, regardless of who plagiarized who, and it looks a lot like quiz show host Alex Trebek *probably* plagU*Urized American political activist Abbie Hoffman. . . I think that Alex Trebek's take on things makes considerably more sense than Abbie Hoffman's famous saying. After all, all kinds of people tell all kinds of lies about what they do all the time. . . N'est-ce pas U*Us? It's not like U*Us, including Unitarian*Universalist religious leaders, and even including UUA Presidential candidates to say nothing of "elected" UUA Presidents, never tell lies about what they do is it? So I will continue to follow both the letter and the spirit of Alex Trebek's version of this famous saying by continuing to observe how Unitarian*Universalists aka U*Us behave and, after rationally and realistically assessing the actual observed "less than excellent" behavior of U*Us, I will make my own determination about what U*Us *really* believe which, most regrettably, is all too often the exact opposite of what U*Us tell me and other people what U*Us believe in, and even the exact opposite of what U*Us tell me and other people what U*Us do. . .

* Warning: Big fat U*U PDF file.

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Blogger Kraxpelax said...

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Thursday, April 09, 2009 8:15:00 pm  
Blogger prairie mary said...

Robin, you need a good book or course on World Religions. Buddhists DO believe in "Nothing" if you compare them to the Mediterranean Big Three (Xian, Islam and Judaism) but it is quite sophisticated, rather like quantum mechanics, actually. AS for being obsolete, my only reaction would be hahahahaha. Transforming, sure. But all religions transform.

Even Unitarianism.

Prairie Mary
(Mary Scriver)

Thursday, April 09, 2009 9:04:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Hi Mary,

Rev. Peter Morales very simplistically stated that Buddhists believe nothing. He didn't say that Buddhists believe *in* nothing, as in not believing in God as the Mediterranean Big Three and other "obsolete religions" do. I am having a bit of fun with what was hopefully just a failed attempt at humor by Rev. Peter Morales but I don't believe that he was trying to be funny when he described the Big Three and other unspecified religions as "obsolete religions, created for another time" in his "stump speech". I could only laugh at him, not with him. . . when it comes to those very poorly chosen words, and I am not sure that laughter is the most appropriate response to what appears to be thinly veiled, self-serving, religious intolerance on his part.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 11:24:00 pm  
Blogger prairie mary said...

I was in seminary with Laurel Hallman, but I don't know Peter Morales. What seminary did he attend?

Prairie Mary

Friday, April 10, 2009 12:42:00 am  
Blogger Paul Oakley said...


Morales went to Starr King - Class of 1999.

Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:54:00 am  

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