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

Seven Unitarian*Universalist Principles For Children Presented Here For The Benefit Of Adult U*Us And Aging U*Us Who Obviously Just Don't Get It. . .

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh North Carolina has a very nice web page titled 'Unitarian Universalist Principles (Modified for Children)'. The UUA Bookstore sells a booklet of these children's versions of the Seven Principles of Unitarian*Universalism titled 'My Seven Principles: A Child's Booklet'. This U*U booklet currently sells for $7.00 which works out to a buck (dare I say a passable buck?) per U*U Principle. As far as The Emerson Avenger is *concerned* a whole lot of U*U adults, including plenty of U*U ministers and top level UUA leaders who I would not insult children by name*calling them as childish. . . would be very well advised to take these children's versions of the Seven Principles of Unitarian*Universalism to heart and try to *genuinely* honor and uphold them.

There are many misconceptions about Unitarian*Universalists aka U*Us. One is that U*Us embrace all beliefs; another is that U*Us embrace no beliefs.

The embarrassing TrU*Uth lies somewhere in between. ;-)

The fact is that Unitarian*Universalists are not nearly as united in U*U commitment to conduct a responsible search for meaning, to respect the interdependent web of existence that U*Us are part of, nor to be advocates and workers for social justice, nor to honor the inherent worth of all beings as U*Us *pretend*. . .

As Unitarian*Universalists aka U*Us, U*Us repeatedly "affirm and promote" but often abjectly fail, or even obstinately refuse. . . genuinely honor and uphold these Seven Principles of Unitarian*Universalism aka U*Uism aka The U*U Movement.

These Seven U*U Principles have been modified for children as well as U*U adults who just don't get it. . .

1. Each person is important.
2. Be kind in all you do.
3. We're free to learn together.
4. We search for what is true.
5. All people need a voice.
6. Build a fair and peaceful world.
7. We care for Earth's lifeboat.

Spirit Play has added color codes to them

1. Respect All People (Red Promise )
2. Offer kind and fair treatment to all (Orange Promise)
3. Grow by Exploring What is True and Right (Green Promise)
4. Believe in our Ideas and Act on Them (Blue Promise)
5. Yearn to Accept and Learn About Ourselves and Others (Yellow Promise)
6. Insist on Freedom, Justice, and Peace for all People (Indigo Promise)
7. Value our home, Earth, that we share with all living beings (Violet Promise)

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