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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Updated UUA Membership Statistics For 2009 Are Now Available And U*Us Can Thanks Me For Prodding The U*Us At 25 Beacon Street To Make Them Public. . .

The updated official UUA membership statistics for the American incarnation of The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion from the 1961 Unitarian Universalist "corporate merger" right up to 2009 are now available for all to see on the official UUA website here. The older "less than up to date" UUA membership statistics are still available on the UUA website here, and here are some partial UUA statistics for the period 2001-2005.

For the record The Emerson Avenger freely and responsibly prodded the "less than conscientious" U*Us at the UUA to finally get around to providing the updated membership statistics which were out of date by almost a decade when I suggested that it was time to update them and make them publicly available so that U*Us can see for themselves how The Tiny Declining Fringe religion is doing these days. . .

The Emerson Avenger takes note of the fact that the number of UUA congregations is "less than stable" and that the UUA only has a "less than lucky" 13 congregations more than it had way back in 1961.

Can U*Us say *stagnation*?

The Emerson Avenger *also* takes note of the fact that the number of UUA *fellowshipped* U*U ministers has dramatically risen from 856 ministers in fellowship in 1961 to an all time high of 1,752 ministers in fellowship in 2009. . . In fact The Emerson Avenger has been aware of this high number of U*U ministers for some time now.

Can U*Us say *surplus* U*U ministers and Big Fat U*U financial *deficit* in the same breath?

Maybe The U*U Movement could do worse than to purge itself of some of those "less than excellent" ministers that this blog talks about. Forgive me for being somewhat simplistic, but it seems to me that the UUA *could* defellowship a whopping 704 fellowshipped U*U ministers and still have one fellowshipped minister per congregation. I am not suggesting that the UUA do so however since there may well be some good reasons for *some* UUA congregations to have more than one fellowshipped minister. I am not convinced however that the UUA *really* needs 704 more fellowshipped U*U ministers than there are U*U congregrations. It seems that as many as two ot three hundred U*U ministers, especially those of the "less than excellent" variety, could be defellowshipped and there would still be plenty of extra aka surplus U*U ministers left behind as it were.

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