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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Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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 -

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yet Another Anti-Pagan, Anti-Christian, Anti-Religious Unitarian*Universalist "Church". . .

I had a quick peek at an old post titled Unitarian-Universalism and Paganism on pagan U*U Jason Pitzl-Waters' excellent 'The Wild Hunt' blog earlier today. The post is dated September 17th 2006 and addresses the Humanist/Theist divide in Unitarian*Universalism aka *The* Tiny Declining Fringe Religion and the penultimate comment by Jason Pitzl-Waters is 145 weeks old. I could not help but notice however that someone going by the handle PaganMama had the last word so far. . . Here is what PaganMama had to say about her experience of the Humanist/Theist divide in an unidentified Unitarian*Universalist "church" in south-west Florida -

Not all of the UU churches are friendly toward Pagans. I stopped attending mine as the Reverend is anti-Pagan, and actually said that she did not understand why people would believe in a religion that has no basis. That if we feel the need to believe in any religion, we should believe in one that is already established. Mine is a recon religion. So if I was paying attention in history, the Roman religion I am trying to study/pratice as closely as possible (with some needed offering substitutions) wasn't there before the big ones today?

She even had the gall to preach again Native Americans (I'm half one of those, along with my Italian ancestors). Ugh, how embarassing. We once had a visitor from another state stand up during the get to know the newbies/visitors, and when she thanked Jesus in the end for allowing her to be there with her family (surviving a potentially fatal disease) the congregation actually booed this wonderful lady. I have not been to, nor will I go again, until the current reverend leaves her position. Unfortunately, being in SW FL things are so far from each other, and the next UU church is >40 miles from my house.

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So in one feel swoop unofficial U*U "Mystery Worshipper" PaganMama reveals that not only did she personally experience anti-pagan intolerance from what she describes as an anti-Pagan U*U Reverend aka a "less than excellent" U*U minister but that she also personally witnessed, or at least heard about, some quite egregious anti-Christian intolerance and bigotry on the part of the no doubt predominantly "Humanist" U*U congregation of this unidentified south-west Florida U*U "church" who reportedly intolerantly booed an out of state visitor who committed the unforgivable crime of publicly thanking Jesus in *their* U*U "church". . . Talk about graceless and rude Unitarian*Universalists. This testimony of PaganMama makes me wonder if U*U minister Kenn Hurto, the UUA's District Executive for Florida, ever paid a visit to this particularly graceless and rude U*U Unwelcoming Congregation.

There are a fair number of U*U churches in the Florida District of the UUA, more than I expected, but there are really only a small handful of U*Us churches in south-west Florida, assuming that south-west means south of Sarasota or at least south of Tampa. The Emerson Avenger is sorely tempted to play a little game of guess the anti-Pagan, anti-Christian, and most likely much more broadly anti-religious South-West Florida Unitarian*Universalist "Church", either as an update to this blog post or, rather more likely. . . as a brand-spanking new Emerson Avenger blog post.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:13:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever hates Native Americans is free to leave this country anytime they wish. If Christians are so fond of hell they should just tell eachother they are going, leave Native Americans and other indigenous religions alone since missionaries are always an unwanted bete noire that employ's deceptive mal vu tactics in order to gain converts (i.e.: asking them to pray to their Native God's and giving a placebo, then asking them to pray to jesus than giving them actual medicine)

Sunday, December 20, 2009 7:33:00 pm  

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