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 -

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Unitarian Universalism As Social Club

The question of whether or not Unitarian Universalism is a religion or glorified social club comes up quite a bit in The U*U Movement. Perhaps the question is too broad and it would be better to ask if *some* Unitarian Universalist "churches" are more social clubs than real churches. The answer to that question is an emphatic *YES*. . . Yes, *some* Unitarian Universalist congregations aka churches, probably too many U*U "churches". . . are little more than social clubs and often rather exclusive insulated social clubs at that. A fine example of Unitarian Universalism as social club will be found in this Memphis U*U Examiner article entitled August Women's Group Gathering by one Sloane Reed.

Here are the first to paragraphs from this informative article about Unitarian Universalism as social club -

Last night's Unitarian Universalist Powerful Outstanding Women [UUPOW] gathering proved to be a delight. Held at Lorena Rostig's beautiful Germantown home, the ladies enjoyed delicious food, drinks, and-- for most!-- a dip in the pool.

Margaritas were a huge hit, as were the Izze flavored sodas and fresh orange juice. The menu consisted of several pizzas, hors d' oeuvres, and a delectable tray made by one of our guests where various fruits were dipped into chocolate. A highlight of the night was the scrumptious pasta salad made with fresh basil that was picked by the UUPOW's straight from Lorena's garden.

It doesn't get any better and ends after three more similar social clubby paragraphs. There is nothing at all in the article that gives any sense of what these self-described Unitarian Universalist Powerful Outstanding Women aka U*U POWs :-) actually do other than enjoy delicious food and cocktails and a dip in the pool of Lorena Rostig's beautiful Germantown home.

In case anyone is wondering just which Memphis Tennessee Unitarian Universalist church these U*U POWs hail from it is the Neshoba Unitarian Universalist Church

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