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

Friday, September 11, 2009

French Philosopher Blaise Pascal's Pensées aka Thoughts On Religious Conviction Joyfully Taken To Extreme Prejudice. . .

"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement
que lorsqu’ils le font par conviction religieuse."

Blaise Pascal, philosophe français, (1623-1662)


"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction."

More literally -

"Men never do evil so completely and joyfully
as when they do it from religious conviction."

Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, (1623-1662)


Originally posted in this The Wonderful Wizard Of U*Us blog post.

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5 Comments:

Blogger ATOM said...

Sorri to be rude.
Blaise was speaking out of his own arse when he said this.
Here is my reason. Religion is not evil, infact there is no part that religion promotes violence but it is man that has tendencies and they will neva admit that they are the ones who are full of shit.
Whether they believe or not.... Man is still full of shit...
Profit and power is man vision and they dont care how they get it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:44:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Forgive me for saying so ATOM but your comment is full of shit, to use your own crude terminology. . .

You are especially full of shit when you ass*ert -

"infact there is no part that religion promotes violence"

May I suggest that you read the Bible, Q'ran, and various other religious scriptures which clearly and unequivocally promote violence in diverse parts of these so-called "Holy Books" and then come back here and *pretend* that no part of religion promotes violence?

French philosopher Blaise Pascal's famous quotation reproduced here is very well founded in the readily provable fact that Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and many other religions have compelled men to engage in various kinds of violence in order to win the favor of God. The "Holy Bible" contains numerous passages in which God commands people to commit violence and atrocities, some of which meet today's criteria for war crimes and genocide.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:05:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is so sad that happened on 9/11

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:23:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Indeed, however what happened on September 11th 2001 aligns all too well with, and serves to illustrate, this cautionary Blaise Pascal quotation.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

911 was an inside to gain political mileage --- everyone KNOWS this !!!

STOP harping on US media-made-news !!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:10:00 pm  

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