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

Monday, June 01, 2009

The Importance Of Raising Heck aka Raising A Little Hell In The Religious Context Of The U*U Movement aka Unitarian*Universalism

The Beacon Broadside blog just posted a "link round-up" about a variety of subjects including a couple of blog posts about "the importance of raising heck in a religious context." One by Peter Laarman, the executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting, titled Putting the 'Protest' Back in Protestant, and one by Rachelle Mee-Chapman on the Spiritual Benefits of Being Pissy. Both blog posts are well worth reading. Here is the comment that I submitted to The Beacon Broadside blog in response to its recommendation of those two blog posts -


"Two good posts about the importance of raising heck in a religious context:"

I have a whole blog dedicated to raising heck within the religious context of Unitarian*Universalism aka The U*U Movement. It's called The Emerson Avenger blog and it is well worth browsing through from time to time if you have any concerns about U*U clergy misconduct of various kinds and/or diverse other forms of U*U injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy.

I carry the proud distinction of being permanently banned from all UUA controlled email lists for daring to raise some heck on them. Apparently the powers that be at the UUA don't like it when you name the names of "less than excellent" U*U clergy on UUA email lists. The final straw apparently wasn't even in the form of well founded allegations and accusations against questionable U*U clergy but rather a number of "difficult" quite precise questions that nobody was all that inclined to answer. . .

I have been permanently expelled from the Unitarian Church of Montreal for raising heck (in the form of quite traditional peaceful public protest outside of this alleged Unitarian Church) about the anti-religious intolerance and bigotry and related injustices and abuses that I encountered there. That protest later evolved into a broader protest against various other U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy that came to my attention.

I think that it is very important to raise some heck when there a very good reasons to do so and more polite forms of sharing one's legitimate concerns are ignored, dismissed out of hand, or even censored and suppressed. . . It sure would be nice if Montreal Unitarians, the UUA and its very aptly named Ministerial Fellowship Committee, and U*Us more generally, finally got around to actually practicing what they preach about justice, equity, and compassion in human relations and responsibly redressed what UUA President Bill Sinkford once quite rightly referred to as my "obviously deep concerns" that I have shared with U*Us for over a decade now. Misguided attempts to silence my legitimate criticism and dissent usually only cause me to share my concerns aka raise some heck that much louder. . .

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