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, July 31, 2009

Is UUCleric Rev. Dr. Timothy W. Jensen aka Rev. Tim Jensen aka The Eclectic Cleric aka Rev. StinkyVestments A Natural Born Citizen Of Idiot America?

aka An America Idiot aka A Unitarian Idiot?

Come to think of it. . .

The "less than excellent" Unitarian*Universalist minister who almost certainly made *that* dubious libelous allegation about me might well qualify as a Natural-born citizen of Idiot America. Not that I think that all or even most Americans, or indeed "Unitarians" are idiots but *that* particular U*U, U*U cleric or not, certainly qualifies as an idiot if only for failing to disguise his glaringly obvious writing style while libeling me under the cowardly (or should I say Tim*id?) cover of internet anonymity.

Interestingly enough the WVC for *this* comment is scentlec which *I* will interpret as -

the stink of a Left-Wing (or Loony) Eclectic Cleric who quite foolishly, indeed quite idiotically, got into a pissing match with this alleged *skunk* on the internet. . . :-)






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Rev. Dr. Tim Jensen aka The Eclectic Cleric Gets A Good Swift Kick In The Balls Courtesy Of Jeopardy! Game Show Host Alex Trebek. . .

"Don't tell me what you believe in.

I'll observe how you behave,

and I will make my own determination."


Jeopardy! Game Show Host Alex Trebek

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Is Rev. Dr. Timothy W. Jensen An Embarrassment To Unitarian*Universalism For His Embarassment Of Bitches That Insult, Libel, And Defame Me?

Even if Rev. Dr. Timothy W. Jensen aka The Eclectic Cleric did not* actually write the insulting and defamatory comment on the Proposing a Robin Edgar Covenant of the PolityWonk blog of Rev. Elz Curtiss which strongly suggests that I am -

"a dangerously deranged psycho/sociopath whose antagonistic and aggressive threats against others should be sufficient enough to commit him involuntarily to a mental institution"

he has publicly attacked me with various other insults and slanderous and libelous allegations and insinuations, aka "insulting and defamatory language". . . for months now as a direct response to my *privately* suggesting that he appeared to have plagiarized some of my original words and ideas in his Can You Name This Creature? blog post on his The Eclectic Cleric blog. What was the ever so eclectic Rev. Tim Jensen's first response to my effectively private suggestions that he had apparently plagiarized me and *might* want to give credit where I had very reasonable grounds to believe some credit was due? He publicly berated me on his The Eclectic Cleric blog with his self-righteous Is It a Phoenix or an "Obama"? blog post which reeks of superciliousness, condescension, and contempt and portrays me as being foolish and narcissistic for thinking that he might have plagiarized my words and ideas. When I responded to that insulting public personal attack on me with a TEA blog post titled 'Rev. Tim Jensen - Eclectic Cleric Or Klepto Cleric? U*Us Decide. . .' he suggested that I was a "skunk" who he got into a "pissing match" with even though *he* was 100% responsible for *starting* that so-called "pissing match", or at least the public "spraying" of it. Considering that the grandmother of *The* ever so Reverend Doctor Timothy W. Jensen no doubt long ago told him to "never get in a pissing match with a skunk" he doesn't seem to know when to stop pissing on me. . . But, as I have said several times before now, even somewhat before Rev. StinkyVestments decided to start this very public "pissing match" in which it is hard to determine just who the *real* "skunk" is. . .

"Some people just don’t know when to quit when they are already miles behind. . ."

Perhaps U*Us will agree that this is now, and has been for some months, a public "pissing match" *between* two 97% White "skunks", one of whom has a long stated *mission* of raising a stink or two about various U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy? So just what are U*Us going to do about *their* very own rather stinky "skunk" Rev. StinkyVestments aka Rev. Dr. Tim Jensen? What if anything is UUA Moderator Gini Courter doing to "focus on keeping the intentional and the unintentional pets separate"? Has she at least stocked up on large quantities of tomato juice? What about the rest of the UUA administration? Has the UUMA or the Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee done anything to *real* Rev. StinkyVestments in?

Apparently not. . .

Au contraire. . .

UU World magazine editor Christopher Walton
has actually seen fit to "spray" Rev. StinkyVestments' dubious allegations about me on the interdependent web by uncritically posting them to the interdependent web section of the UU World blog. . . Did UU World editor Christopher L* Walton even bother to enter into a free and *responsible* search for the truth and meaning *behind* Rev. Timothy Jensen's urging of his fellow UU bloggers to boycott me for alleged "slander and abuse" before posting the following bad news for U*Us to the UU World blog?

The Rev. Timothy Jensen urges his fellow UU bloggers to boycott Robin Edgar, a frequent commenter on UU blogs and a blogger who has been protesting the UU Church of Montreal for more than ten years and who has personally targeted Jensen and other UU clergy. "Stop linking to his site, publishing his comments, and allowing him to gain greater exposure for his slander and abuse than he can gather on his own!" Jensen writes ("The Eclectic Cleric," May 12; Montreal Mirror, June 4, 1998).

Had he done so he might have discovered that he was disregarding *other* U*U principles such as the Second Principle that call for "justice, equity and compassion in human relations" and the Sixth Principle that calls for "The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for *ALL*", to say nothing of the Seventh Principles that calls for "*Respect* for the interdependent *web* of all existence of which we are a part". . . in his *biased* aka *unbalanced* reporting of Rev. Dr. Tim Jensen's call for a boycott of my comments on U*U blogs that makes a total mockery of U*U claims to be great champions of freedom of speech and other civil liberties. For the record UU World editor Chris Walton did not make the slightest effort to get the proverbial "other side of the story" before posting Rev. StinkyVestments' *unprincipled* and outrageously hypocritical U*U BS to the UU World blog.

What part of -

We jealously guard the right to know, to speak, and to argue freely, according to conscience, within our own church and in society at large. We are opposed to censorship, by church, state, or any other institution. We believe that truth stands the best chance of emerging under conditions of freedom.

We expect honesty of belief and integrity of convictions in each person. We do not say: "Think as you like, but say you believe." We say: "Think as you must, then say what you really believe."

Do Rev. Dr. Timothy W. Jensen, UU World editor Christopher L* Wakton and rather too many other hypocritical U*Us, including the minister emeritus of the so-called self-titled (not to mention self-annointed) Unitarian Church of Montreal Rev. Charles Eddis** himself fail to understand?

More later. . .




* which seems to be exceedingly unlikely considering how closely it matches the style and content of other things that *The* Reverend Doctor Timothy W. Jensen has posted to the interdependent and interconnected web of the internet. . .


** who BTW *plagiarized* John Milton's 'Areopagitica' in writing that fine example of utterly fraudulent U*U propaganda.

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In Late Breaking News That Is Not Exactly Hot Off The Press *The* Rev. Dr. Timothy W* Jensen Gets A Dishonorable Mention In The UU World Blog. . .

It's amazing the things you find on the interconnected and indeed remarkably interdependent web of the internet when you are just Googling around a bit. . .

About half an hour ago, not inappropriately around the witching hour. . . I haphazardly found this dishonorable mention about me under the heading 'Blogging friends and enemies' published in the the interdependent web section of the UU World blog which was posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 while in the process of creating the blog post below about The Seven Principles of Unitarian*Universalism -

The Rev. Timothy Jensen urges his fellow UU bloggers to boycott Robin Edgar, a frequent commenter on UU blogs and a blogger who has been protesting the UU Church of Montreal for more than ten years and who has personally targeted Jensen and other UU clergy. "Stop linking to his site, publishing his comments, and allowing him to gain greater exposure for his slander and abuse than he can gather on his own!" Jensen writes ("The Eclectic Cleric," May 12; Montreal Mirror, June 4, 1998).

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It's most ironic that *The* Rev. Dr. Timothy W. Timothy Jensen aka Rev. Tim Jensen aka The Eclectic Cleric aka The Klepto Cleric aka The Liberally Libelous Loose Canon Of U*Uism. . . has the gall to talk about *my* alleged "slander and abuse" when he has repeatedly slandered and abused your's truly since I first discovered that he had almost certainly plagiarized my original words and ideas on his The Eclectic Cleric blog a while back. . .

I can't imagine which Anonymous Nattering Nabob Of U*U Negativism wrote this ever so flattering purple-faced prose about me on the 'Proposing a Robin Edgar Covenant' on the Polity Wonk blog March 21st, 2009 at 03:01 am (UTC) -

(Anonymous) wrote:

Mar. 21st, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)

Covenant? How about a Restraining Order?

R*E's reaction to this single post alone is enough to condemn him by his own words. A dangerously deranged psycho/sociopath whose antagonistic and aggressive threats against others should be sufficient enough to commit him involuntarily to a mental institution? Or merely an entertaining and "harmless" *curmudgeon* whose amusing "attacks" on U*U *"foibles"* inspire us to look at ourselves in a different light? *PLEASE!!!* Don't tolerate this kind of antisocial behavior one instant longer! *Goddamned* right shun him! -- don't read his posts, delete his comments wherever they appear, ignore him whenever you can, and *for God's sake* don't encourage him. Ever. His outrageous threats and accusations frighten me. I just *thank God* that he lives in a different country, and *pray* that said country would *NEVER* issue *so hostile* and frightening an individual a passport....

It couldn't *possibly* be one ever so Eclectic U*U Cleric known U*U World-wide as *The* Reverend Doctor Timothy W* Jensen aka Rev. Tim Jensen could it U*Us?


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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Unitarian*Universalist Seven Principles Are Standing On The Side Of The Emerson Avenger?

Kinda looks that way. . . :-)

Just a little reminder for U*Us -

The Seven Principles Of Unitarian*Universalism

There are seven principles which Unitarian*Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

* The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

* Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

* Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

* A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

* The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

* The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

* Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

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Is The Emerson Avenger Raising Hell In Malaysia?!!

Apparently someone was just asking Google. . . :-)

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Standing On the Side of Love Banners As PlagU*Urized By The Emerson Avenger












Standing on the Side of Love banners for free!

Standing on the Side of Love banners now available for your blog or website!

These banners are:

* Horizontal, 200 pixels high x 600 pixels wide,
* Made of parody and plagU*Urized U*U propaganda
* Easy to post: a banner can be inserted into a blog or web page
* Easy to hang U*U hypocrites with: each banner has comments that are edgy and educational

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s Arrested Development. . .

ChaliceChick and I are having an interesting discussion about the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. over on the Henry Louis Gates Speaks Out post on CC's ChaliceBlog. Here are a few snippets pertinent to the unjust arrests that The Emerson Avenger has been subjected to thanks to the highly misleading and even outright false and perjurious testimony of Montreal Unitarian U*Us. . .

As someone who has gone through the exact same process a few times now I can say with authority that it is by no means meant to be "terrifying and humiliating." If Gates felt terrified and humiliated by being booked, fingerprinted, and given a mug shot etc. it says a lot more about him than the police. This is standard procedure that happens to everyone who is arrested, regardless of their race, social status, or indeed guilt or innocence. . .

When I was arrested for the second time I went through the same process that Gates describes as "meant to be terrifying and humiliating." I was neither terrified nor humiliated nor do I expect the vast majority of people who go through the same boring methodical process feel either terrified nor humiliated. Gates is either terribly insecure, even paranoid, or milking his arrest for all it's worth, or both. . .

:Is it still paranoia given that he was absolutely correct to be worried given what happened afterwards?

Really CC? Just what "danger" was Gates in afterwards? Had he cooperated with the police from the get go I doubt that he would have been arrested and hand-cuffed.

:I think once the police saw his ID, the encounter should have been over, but they kept treating him like a criminal for no reason. A lot of people would have lost their tempers at that point.

According to his own testimony posted above Gates lost his temper, or at least lost his head. . . as soon as the cop first spoke to him by asking him to step out onto his porch. Why did the situation escalate further from there? Let Gates' own words tell the tale -

It escalated as follows: I kept saying to him, ‘What is your name, and what is your badge number?’ and he refused to respond. I asked him three times, and he refused to respond. And then I said, ‘You’re not responding because I’m a black man, and you’re a white officer.’ That’s what I said. He didn’t say anything. He turned his back to me and turned back to the porch. And I followed him. I kept saying, “I want your name, and I want your badge number.”

Lends a whole new meaning to the term "police harassment" AFAIAC. It is clear that Gates called the race card, and effectively called the police officer a racist, very early in this encounter.

:If I were snatched from my own house having done nothing wrong, had my stuff taken away and had the officers rub it in that they'd gone through my things, I would have felt violated too.

Gates wasn't "snatched" from his own house. If he hadn't stepped out of his house in his Quixotic quest for the name and badge number of the cop he effectively "name-called" a racist he might not even have been arrested at all. According to his own testimony it was Gates' own "mistake" of stepping out of his house to go after the cop for his name and badge number that resulted in his arrest. If I was a cop investigating a reported break-in and was almost immediately accused of being a racist for trying to do my job I might feel just a tad violated too. . .

It is standard procedure to count the money in the suspect's wallet so that the suspect has the full amount returned to him upon his and/or her release CC. There's no reason to feel violated about cops safe-guarding your possessions while you are in custody.

:But I will certainly allow that different people find different things abusive.

No kidding. . . Apparently some U*Us think it is abusive for the UUA to use the word "standing" in its Standing On The Side of Love slogan/campaign. There is nothing particularly abusive about standard police arrest procedures if they are properly followed.

:Ok, I'm confused.

So what's new CC? You seem to be confused quite regularly. . . :-)

:Which premise do you disagree with?

I am not sure that anything I said indicates that I disagree with any of those premises CC.

:1. People shouldn't be arrested when they've done nothing that even seems illegal.


Needless to say I wholeheartedly agree with that premise CC. What "seems illegal" about a peaceful public protest in front of *any* church? What "seems illegal" in these emails that I sent to Rev. Diane Rollert or my account of my brief discussion with her on Sunday November 19th 2006?

:2. Being verbally rude to a police officer who is on your property doesn't even seem illegal as long as you don't physically threaten them, and Gates wasn't charged with threatening a police officer.*


I am not familiar with Massachusetts law or Cambridge municipal laws CC, but in some jurisdictions insinuating that a police officer is a racist, with little or no evidence to support that insinuation, might *seem* illegal if not actually be illegal. Taking a broader view it might well be illegal to be verbally rude to a cop depending on the nature of that "rudeness." If someone called a homosexual cop a "fifi" up here in Quebec, or used the N-word to "namecall" an African American cop, they might well find themselves hauled before the Quebec Human Rights Commission although it is apparently perfectly OK for an intolerant and abusive U*U minister to label an inter-religious event with the C-Word. . .

3. It is not unreasonable for someone who was unjustly arrested to be annoyed about it.

Again I do not disagree. I was a tad annoyed about being unjustly arrested a few times myself although my annoyance was reasonably restrained and directed more at the Unitarians who lied to the police and pressured the police in order to bring about those unjust arrests. I do not recall ever pretending that the actual experience of being arrested was "horrendous" or "outrageous" and I certainly didn't "terrified" or "humiliated" by the arrests themselves. Au contraire, I publicly commended the arresting officers who conducted the first unjust arrest saying that they "made it a pleasure to be arrested", I was considered to be a "gentleman" by the second set of arresting officers, and publicly thanked the third set of arresting officers for their "professional and courteous service which does the MUC police force proud."

:All three of those premises are true as far as I can see, and they lead straight to the conclusion that Gates was unjustly arrested and has the right to be annoyed about it.

But Gates was "annoyed", to say the very least. . . from the get go CC. He refused to cooperate with a reasonable request to step onto his porch. He effectively accused the cops of racism almost from the get go too. Maybe he was unjustly arrested but he was no more unjustly arrested than I and many other people have been unjustly arrested. I am not questioning Gates or anyone else's right to be annoyed about being unjustly arrested. I am just saying that he is blowing things out of proportion. Unjust or not was Gates' arrest any more "terrifying and humiliating" or "horrendous" and "outrageous" than my own and other people's just or unjust arrests? I think not. In fact it is clear from his own testimony that the Cambridge police were reasonably polite and professional in conducting the arrest whether it was an unjust arrest or not.

:And ignoring repeated requests for a name and badge number is also highly unprofessional, though we only have Gates' word on that one.

Indeed and I can't help but wonder just how much Gates' word is worth in light of all the hyperbole he is using to describe his arrest CC. . .

:*Court records show Gates was charged with "loud and tumultuous behavior in a public space."

Does what he was charged with have to match what he was initially arrested for CC? Maybe Gates' was guilty of being "loud and tumultuous behavior in a public space" (presumably aka disturbing the peace) on the sidewalk as he was getting into the police car. . .

:No court in the land would be willing to accept the officer's apparent decision that the inside of Gates' house and Gates' front porch constituted a public space.

See above. Maybe he was placed under arrest for a different reason initially. Anyway I am not disputing whether the arrest was just or not I am simply criticizing Gates' own questionable behavior as he has described it in his own words. . .

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

U*U Lemmings In A 97% White Wilderness - The U*U World Famous Walt Disney Documentary. . .

Something that U*U Ü*Überblogger ChaliceChick said in a comment on LinguistFriend's COLLATERAL DAMAGE blog post, specifically -

The big sister who goes to law school always wants to say "If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you?"

prompted me to refer to those hypocritical U*Us who foolishly support and enable intolerant and abusive U*U clergy, or otherwise jump off metaphorical "cliffs" with dubious leaps of faith of various kinds, as lemmings today. Not that I haven't done so before. . . This in turn inspired me to enter into a free and responsible search for some (in)appropriate video clips of the famous Walt Disney documentary film that depicts unwittingly suicidal lemmings jumping off of a high cliff in what may be termed a "leap of faith" only to drown in the ocean or sea far below. Who would have thought that this Walt Disney documentary is most appropriately entitled 'White Wilderness'? :-)

Enjoy all you U*U lemmings living in the 97% White Wilderness of The U*U World!

Do consider looking before you leap into the U*U Sea Of Hypocrisy yet again. . .





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Does UUA President Peter Morales Insult U*U Christians? Will UUA President Peter Morales Split The UUA?

Someone in the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts has been asking Google recently. . .

Normally this kind of blog post would be reserved for The Wonderful Wizard Of U*Us blog, one of whose purposes is to blog about interesting and even quite intriguing Google searches that lead to The Emerson Avenger blog and/or my other U*U themed blogs such as The Emerson Avenger For UUA President?!! blog, but, in that at least one of these intriguing Google searches touches upon the abuse, if not injustice, of the anti-Christian intolerance and general "bad attitude" towards Christians that helps to ensure that *The* Tiny Declining Fringe Religion remains a "tiny, declining, fringe religion" in North America, if not elsewhere in the U*U World, I have decided to cross-post it here as well.

The idea that the recent election of Rev. Peter Morales as President of the UUA may cause a "split" aka schism in the UUA and/or the greater Unitarian*Universalist religious community in America simply had not occurred to me until I saw these Google searches in my web stats, but that idea has obviously occurred to *someone* in Boston, Massachusetts. I personally do not place much weight in this idea, after all why would UUA President Peter Morales, who quite justifiably describes Unitarian*Universalism as a "tiny, declining, fringe religion" yet believes that *The* Tiny Declining Fringe Religion aka The U*U Movement can none-the-less become 'The Religion For Our Time', want to "split" the UUA into two tinier, if not declinier, fringe religions? I mean aren't we talking about the President of the UUA who just said -

"There are no divisions in our movement, only complementarities."

in his first letter to the U*Us in his capacity as President of the UUA? Not that I believe *that* fine example of big fat U*U BS of course. . . No divisions in The U*U Movement my U*U! :-)

The idea that the brand-spanking new President of the UUA Rev. Peter Morales insults Christians in the UUA, to say nothing of the greater U*U World, is of course much easier for The Emerson Avenger to swallow. . . After all I have been on Rev. Peter Morales' U*U for insulting pretty much *every* Christian in the *real* world since I discovered how he had belittled and maligned Christianity, and any number of other "old religions" no doubt including Judaism and Islam if not Hinduism and Buddhism, as "obsolete religions created for another time" in his "stump speech" announcing his candidacy for President of the UUA. Then there is that little matter of Rev. Morales asserting that Christianity and other "obsolete religions" "lead to tribalism, violence, suspicion, hatred, and oppression" and "contribute to the darkness" of "hatred, injustice, prejudice, ignorance" etc. etc. Quite evidently *someone* in Boston shares my concerns about these apparent insults but is focused on how these insults reflect on Christian U*Us whereas I take a much broader aka *universal* approach to this problem. Unless of course this person feels that UUA President Peter Morales insults Christian U*Us in other ways that I am as yet unaware of. . .

Without further ado here is the rest of my most recent blog post to TWWOU*Us blog.

U*Us U*U World-wide are cordially invited to enter into a free and responsible search for the truth and meaning that may lie behind these questions by checking out the Google search results from the exact same intriguing Google searches made by someone in the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts who found their way to The Emerson Avenger blog in the last day or two. . .

morales may split uua

peter morales insults christians in uua

Here is the screen-shot of the pertinent web stats. I have whited out the ISP and other identifying information that might reveal exactly where this visitor came from.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Standing On the Side of Love The Song By Ben Lighter As PlagU*Urized By The Emerson Avenger



A creative young U*U musician by the name of Ben Lighter has composed a song titled 'Standing On the Side of Love' inspired by the UUA's Standing on the Side of Love Campaign. Here are the song lyrics as plagU*Urized by The Emerson Avenger to draw attention to the fact that Unitarian*Universalists themselves either directly perpetrate, or indirectly perpetuate, acts of exclusion, oppression, and even hate within U*U churches and throughout the greater U*U World. . .

Standing On the Side of Love

Lyrics by Ben Lighter and The Emerson Avenger

What's wrong with the U*U World today?
Acts of exclusion, oppression and hate
To change the U*U World, U*Us gotta take a stand
Siding with love all across U*U Land

Standing on the Side of Love
A U*U Movement U*Us can be a part of
Standing on the Side of Love
Bringing the U*U World what it needs more of

It's time to tell U*U communities
That each one of us has worth and dignity
Crimes of hate based on identities
U*Us can't let there be anymore casualties

Standing on the Side of Love
A U*U Movement *you* can be a part of
Standing on the Side of Love
Bringing the U*U World what it needs more of

While the winds of change are still in the air
We have got to spread our message; make the U*U World aware
Let's work together, and do all we can,
it's time to do what's right, it's time to stand

Standing on the Side of Love
A U*U Movement you can be a part of
Standing on the Side of Love
Bringing the real World what it needs more of

Here is the comment that I just submitted to Ben Lighter's U*UTube video of his "unplugged" solo acoustic guitar performance of his song -

What's wrong with the U*U World today?
Acts of exclusion, oppression and hate
To change the U*U World, U*Us gotta take a stand
Siding with love all across U*U Land. . .

It's time to tell U*U communities
That each one of us has worth and dignity
Crimes of hate based on identities
we can't let there be anymore casualties

Christian and Pagan U*Us, and other God believing people, still face acts of exclusion, oppression and even hate from "fundamentalist atheist" Humanist U*Us.

Do what's right.

Here is my U*UTube video that I submitted as a video response to Ben Lighter's YouTube video -

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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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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Will The Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign And Rev. Bill Sinkford Stand On The Side Of Love For Marzieh Amirizadehand And Maryam Rustampoor?


It has just come to my attention, as a result of reading Chicago Unitarian*Universalist Bill Baar's Pfarrer Streccius blog, that two Iranian women who converted from Islam to Christianity ten years ago have been arrested and imprisoned in Iran's notorious Evin prison. As if this was not bad enough there are disturbing reports that these two Iranian women may be executed for apostasy which is considered to be a crime in Iran and elsewhere in the Muslim world. In light of the fact that UUA President Bill Sinkford and other UUA representatives, including Adam Gerhardstein, met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a delegation from Iran last fall and asked -

"Is Iran moving towards allowing its citizens more freedom of choice and affiliation?"

"Are protections being created for citizens who identify with different political parties, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations?"

I believe that the UUA and the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign have a moral obligation to stand on the side of love for Marzieh Amirizadehand Maryam Rustampoor who were both arrested in March. I hereby call upon foprmer UUA President Bill Sinkford, the UUA, and the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign to do everything in their power and influence to secure the freedom of Marzieh Amirizadehand and Maryam Rustampoor and to ensure that their right to remain Christians is protected.

Due to character limits I have posted this Reader's Digest version of the above blog post to the Just Fans section of the UUA's Standing On The Side Of Love campaign FaceBook website -

Two Iranian women who converted from Islam to Christianity ten years ago have been arrested and imprisoned in Iran's notorious Evin prison. They face execution for apostasy. In that UUA President Bill Sinkford and other UUA representatives, including Adam Gerhardstein, met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a delegation from Iran last fall and asked -

"Are protections being created for citizens who identify with different political parties, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations?"

I believe that the UUA and the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign have a moral obligation to stand on the side of love for Marzieh Amirizadehand and Maryam Rustampoor who were both arrested in March. I hereby call upon former UUA President Bill Sinkford, the UUA, and the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign to do everything in their power and influence to secure the freedom of Marzieh Amirizadehand and Maryam Rustampoor and to ensure that their right to remain Christians is protected.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Famous Unitarian Walter Cronkite Died Today At 92

World famous broadcaster Walter Cronkite died today. A quick free and responsible search to see if maybe just maybe Walter Cronkite was a Unitarian turned up the following information in a Christian Century interview titled 'Covering religion - interview with television journalist Walter Cronkite of 'The Cronkite Report' - Interview':

I come from a Lutheran family that turned Presbyterian in my boyhood. That was primarily because of the convenience of the Presbyterian church in our neighborhood in Kansas City. When I was ten we moved to Houston and my father swung all the way from the Lutheranism in which he'd grown up to Unitarianism. He helped found the Unitarian church in Houston in 1927 or 1928. I attended that for a couple years until I got into a Boy Scout troop that met in an Episcopal church. The church had a wonderful minister who was also the scoutmaster. And I suppose you can say he proselytized me. At any rate, I was much involved with the church, and became Episcopalian--and an acolyte. Later, when I worked for a paper in Houston, I was church editor for a while. The Episcopal House of Bishops met in Houston one year, and I became intrigued by the leaders of the church--fascinated by their discussions and their erudition. For a short while I though about entering the ministry. But that was a short while. Journalism prevailed.

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So world famous television journalist Walter Cronkite was at least nominally a Unitarian for a couple of years in his preteen years in the late 1920s before being "proselytized" by a wonderful Episcopalian minister. Still, I figure that Walter Cronkite's two year stint as a bona fide Unitarian youth is enough for U*Us to claim Walter Cronkite as a famous Unitarian if not a famous U*U. . .

And That's The Way It Is U*Us.

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Discrimination Against Old Religions - Joyce Dowling Goes On The Emerson Avenger's U*U World Famous "Eat Your Words" Diet. . .

Without further ado, herewith my "Eat Your Words Diet" parody of UUA PR maven Joyce Dowling's "Discrimination against white males" blog post on her UU Mom blog -



If U*Us can't see this video, check out this sermon, which includes these quotes from Rev. Peter Morales:

"We desperately need new religion for a new world. The old religions lead to tribalism, violence, suspicion, hatred, and oppression. We need a religion that transcends divisions, religion that unites enemies, religion that points to a new future that includes everyone."

"We live in dark times, times filled with hatred, injustice, prejudice, ignorance. Sadly, obsolete religions created for another time contribute to the darkness."

If the Unitarian*Universalist religious community doesn't speak out against this, they are, IMO, supporting it. People should be in an uproar to see this in the 21st century. Of course, there's freedom of speech & this gives it a chance to come out in the open, but Rev. Morales seems to be speaking for the Unitarian*Universalist religious community aka *The* Tiny Declining Fringe Religion.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Does Desmond Ravenstone Like To Get His Hypocritical U*U Ass Whipped By The Emerson Avenger Until He Bleeds?!!

Just asking. . . :-)

Whip it! Whip it good!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Some *Reflections* On Desmond Ravenstone's Dubious "Reflections" About The Emerson Avenger

An alternative title for this TEA blog post could have been -

'Does Desmond Ravenstone Have His Head Up His U*U Or What?'

but I decided to be a bit more polite aka a bit less "deliberately rude and offensive" for now anyway. . .

In a blog post titled 'Well, It Was Bound to Happen...' on his Ravenstone's Reflections blog Mr. U*U BDSM Desmond Ravenstone has the following to say about The Emerson Avenger -

:My reason for suggesting this (i.e. suggesting that I suffer from Asperger's Disorder) is not to belittle or attack him. It is to try to help, just as many folks diagnosed with Asperger's as adults have found it helpful in their lives. And my reason for making it a condition for further discussion is that I don't see the point of engaging in an endless exchange with someone who is not willing to work on how they interact with others.

Where does Desmond Ravenstone get the idea that I am not willing to work on how I interact with others? If anyone is obstinately unwilling to work on how they interact with others it is the intolerant and abusive Unitarian*Universalists, including too many U*U clergy and UUA officials, who have repeatedly proven that *they* are far from willing to work on how they interact with your's truly, to say nothing of various *others* who they have harmed with their intolerant and abusive, or otherwise harmful and damaging, "interactions". My ongoing protest against diverse U*U injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy has *everything* to do with the fact that Rev. Ray Drennan, Frank Greene, the Board and congregation of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, two UUA Presidents namely President John Buehrens and President Bill Sinkford, the UUA Board of Trustees, various UUA administrators such as Rev. Diane Miller, Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris and Rev. Beth Miller, and the UUA's very aptly named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee along with numerous other individual U*Us U*U World-wide who I won't even bother to name here have ALL obstinately refused to work on how they interact with me and other people they have harmed in various ways.

:But, he does not see it that way. He sees it as yet another "attack", and has said as much on his blog. My only reason for responding here is because of how he has portrayed things.

Desmond Ravenstone's *real* reason for responding to what I said about him on his own blog, rather than responding on my blog post that spoke about his foolish decision to "diagnose" me with Asperger's Syndrome, is that he can misrepresent what I said about him without being called on it, because he will almost certainly "moderate" aka censor and suppress my attempts to respond to him on his blog and correct his misrepresentation of the facts. The fact of the matter is that I never characterized Desmond Ravenstone's dubious "diagnosis" of me as an "attack". In fact I even freely and publicly acknowledged in a follow-up comment that, "as far as such U*U "diagnoses" of mental illness or mental disability go. . . it is one of the least harmful and damaging ones, which does not mean to say that it is not harmful and damaging at all."

:UPDATE 7/14/09

:Recently, two developments have been brought to my attention regarding this individual -- both disturbing.

:The first is that, in response to comments from members of the Asperger's community, this fellow has openly admitted that he is, in his own words, "deliberately rude and offensive" towards various UUs.

ROTFLMU*UO! Yet more evidence that Desmond Ravenstone failed to follow his own good advice about having "the responsibility to make sure one has the facts straight" before speaking one's mind. . .
I have been saying for years now that I reserve the right to respond to insulting and defamatory, "rude and offensive", or otherwise verbally abusive Unitarian*Universalists with some "deliberately rude and offensive" words of my own. More often than not I do so by making these "deliberately rude and offensive" U*Us, who include U*U clergy like Rev. Ray Drennan, Rev. Victoria Weinstein, and Rev. Cynthia P. Cain just for starters. . . chow down on their very own insulting and defamatory, "deliberately rude and offensive", or otherwise verbally abusive words with my "Eat Your Words" Diet.

:The second is that, several months before my private speculation that he might have Asperger's, he publicly did his own "amateur diagnosis" of someone else, as an outright attack.

Desmond Ravenstone's "diagnosis" of me went well beyond mere "speculation". His email made it clear that he was quite convinced that I suffer from Asperger Syndrome and he refused to engage in "conversation" with me unless I complied with his demand that I "get evaluated" by "a specialist in Asperger's" and send him the results of that evaluation care of the Arlington Street Unitarian Church in Boston. That is the height of arrogance, and closely parallels Rev. Ray Drennan's refusal to help ensure that my claimed revelatory religious experience was properly investigated by the Unitarian*Universalist religious community until I obtained what might be described as a certificate of sanity from a psychiatrist or psychologist. I would not have objected to a simple suggestion that I *might* be suffering from Asperger's. It was Desmond Ravenstone's arrogant coersive *demand* that I "get evaluated" by a "specialist in Asperger's" that I object to.

As far as my own alleged "amateur diagnosis" of someone else, "as an outright attack" goes perhaps Desmond Ravenstone would care to present his evidence supporting that allegation. . .

:This changes the entire picture. Asperger's or no, we are dealing with an individual who is blatantly malicious and hypocritical, and who is so desperate for attention that he will say and do anything to get it.

ROTFLMU*UO again! How does my long ago publicly acknowledged policy of reserving the right to respond to insulting and defamatory, "deliberately rude and offensive", or otherwise verbally abusive Unitarian*Universalists, including "less than excellent" U*U ministers with some "deliberately rude and offensive" words of my own, often just parroting or parodying of their own rude and offensive words with a heaping helping of my U*U World-famous "Eat Your Words Diet", make me any more "blatantly malicious" than the rude and offensive, and indeed *blatantly malicious* U*Us who I am criticizing Desmond? Do tell. . . How am I in any way "hypocritical" when I have repeatedly warned verbally abusive U*Us that I reserve the right to return abuse for abuse when I feel that it is warranted to do so?

:Failing to perceive how you harm others is one thing. Failing to care about it is quite another.

You are a barrel of laughs Desmond! This whole "war of words" that has lasted for more than thirteen "less than lucky" years for U*Us has everything to do with the well documented fact that Rev. Ray Drennan, Frank Greene, the Board and congregation of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, UUA President John Buehrens and UUA President Bill Sinkford, the UUA Board of Trustees, various UUA administrators, and the UUA's very aptly named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee, along with numerous other individual Unitarian*Universalist U*Us U*U World-wide apparently, indeed quite evidently. . . DO NOT CARE aka do not give a rat's ass about how they have seriously harmed me and a good number of other people who they have seriously harmed in various ways. In fact, *you* would appear to have chosen the rather dubious, to say nothing of shameful, fate of joining that *exclusive* U*U "club" Desmond. . .

Now do us all a favor Desmond Ravenstone aka Mr. U*U BDSM and please, please, ple-a-a-a-se. . . stop using your big fat U*U head for a butt*plug. . .

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A Unitarian*Universalist "Elevator Speech" Courtesy Of One Ben Steinke. . .

Someone going by the name of Ben Steinke left the following comment on my Unitarian*Universalist YouTube video aka U*UTube video titled 'Unitarian Universalist National Marketing Campaign NOT!' -

Let it go, Robin. UUism is a shallow, elitist, pompous, and flighty collective of people without a clear and well-founded sense of direction and purpose. They flaunt their advanced college degrees (from Harvard/Yale/Stanford/Berkeley , of course) and their majors in English and Women's Studies and love to stick their noses in the air and look down upon those who couldn't afford college. Theirs is little more than a social club for bored liberals. Let them go, Robin, and seek CHRIST.

Wouldn't it be fun if Ben Steinke was *really* Ben Stein and interested in doing a documentary film about my trials and tribulations with Unitarian*Universalists? Wouldn't *that* be something U*Us? Maybe I should contact Ben Stein anyway. . . :-) Who knows? Maybe even Michael Moore would get a chuckle out of doing a documentary film about The Emerson Avenger. Yes, I know what *some* U*Us are thinking the title of that Michael Moore documentary film could be. But I digress. . .

Here is my waggish response to Ben Steinke's quite insightful comment -

Ben,

You're a genius! U*Us are always trying to formulate a short concise description of *The* Tiny Declining Fringe Religion aka Unitarian*Universalism to share with people who ask what U*Uism is. They call this brief concise description an "elevator speech" because one is supposed to be able to share it with someone within the short time that one might be together with them in an ascending, or in the case of U*Uism. . . descending, elevator. You have provided a wonderful "elevator speech"!

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Desmond Ravenstone's Chosen Fate Of "Diagnosing" aka Pathologizing The Emerson Avenger. . .

Yet another Unitarian*Universalist has chosen the dubious fate of diagnosing The Emerson Avenger with a mental illness or mental disability. This time it is Desmond Ravenstone aka Mr. U*U BDSM.
I have spoken in the past of the highly questionable proclivity of Unitarian*Universalist U*Us to "diagnose" people as suffering from mental illnesses of various kinds if they do not "think alike". . . Rev. Ray Drennan's "diagnosis" of me as "psychotic" because I am claiming a profound revelatory religious experience may be one of the best/worst examples of such pathologizing of "others" by U*Us, but I have seen too many other instances of U*Us accusing me or other people of being mentally ill just because we happen to say things that they just can't seem to wrap their small-minded brains around.

Well at least Desmond Ravenstone didn't label me as psychotic or insane or a crazy nutcase like Rev. Ray Drennan and other intolerant and abusive U*Us did, but he "diagnosed" me none-the-less. . . and in a rather questionable manner which is precisely why I have decided to publicly question Desmond Ravenstone's questionable *amateur* diagnosis that I am suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. Like Rev. Ray Drennan, Desmond Ravenstone did not simply politely suggest that I *might* be suffering from Asperger Syndrome or some other mental illness or mental disability and compassionately try to persuade me to seek an assessment from a mental health professional. No Desmond Ravenstone made it quite clear that he is all but utterly convinced that I am suffering from Asperger's Syndrome and the only thing that will convince him otherwise is if I. . .

"Consult with a specialist in Asperger's, be evaluated, and have a printed copy of the evaluation sent to me via Arlington Street Church in Boston."

This quite *prejudiced* U*U "bad attitude" very closely parallels Rev. Ray Drennan's very similar statement to the effect that he would do absolutely nothing to help ensure that my claimed revelatory religious experience was responsibly investigated by the U*U religious community until after I had been examined by a psychiatrist or psychologist and had obtained what might be described as a "certificate of sanity". For the record that statement by Rev. Ray Drennan preceded his attack on me in which he "diagnosed" me as "psychotic" by a month or so. It occurred in a meeting that I had with him in his office in the Unitarian Church of Montreal to discuss plans for Creation Day. This early sign of Rev. Ray Drennan's prejudicial belief that I was mentally ill is mentioned in my original letter of grievance against him as part and parcel of recording his "pattern of behavior". Needless to say that paragon of U*U integrity Rev. Raymond Drennan did absolutely nothing to help see to it that my revelatory religious experience was responsibly investigated even *after* I obtained a letter from a qualified psychiatrist attesting to the fact that he could find "no traces of psychoses" in me. . .

I would be the first to acknowledge that *some* of my writing style is "pedantic and verbose" if not "excessively rigid" as Desmond Ravenstone asserts in the email that he just sent me. In fact I waggishly did just that as recently as last night in a comment posted to the 'Atlas Farted' post on U*U blogger Toonhead's blog, but that is hardly a good reason for anyone to prejudicially and irresponsibly diagnose me as suffering from Asperger Syndrome aka Asperger's Disorder in a manner that follows the dubious principle of "guilty until proven innocent" that is quite shamefully held to by rather too many other suspicious-minded and outright prejudiced U*Us. . . Mr. U*U BDSM claims that I "come across as self-absorbed and unempathetic", not only because I dare to write about your's truly and my perceptions (what a crime), but because I "appear unaware of how (my) harassment and tone affects others." He loses on both counts because A) I am quite empathetic when there is good reason to feel and share empathy for others. I dare say that I feel plenty of empathy for other victims of U*U injustices and abuses just for starters. . . and B) I am perfectly aware of how (my) alleged harassment and tone affects others. My calculated "tone" on The Emerson Avenger blog and elsewhere in the U*U blogosphere affects others pretty much how I want it to affect others. BTW Those "others" include no shortage of non U*Us who find the "tone" of The Emerson Avenger blog to be not only highly appropriate but quite entertaining as well. . .

So Mr. Ravenstone do not expect me to waste any of my time seeking a certificate from any mental health professional certifying that I am not suffering from Asperger's Disorder. In future you might want to pay heed to and follow your own advice when communicating with me either publicly or privately -

"The right to speak one's mind needs to be balanced with the responsibility to make sure one has the facts straight, to temper one's words with respect, to persuade rather than bludgeon, and so forth."

You failed to make sure that you had the facts about me straight. Dismissing my legitimate criticism of U*U injustices and abuses as "rants" is hardly tempering your words with respect. Demanding that I must obtain a certificate from a mental health specialist proving that I am not suffering from Asperger's Syndrome and forward a copy of it to you care of the Arlington Street Church in Boston before you will "engage" in "conversation" with me again comes across as bludgeoning more than persuasion. . .

I will continue to follow *my* advice which, in short, is -

If you want to be respected, be respectable. . .

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Did UU Pagan Joel Monka Choose The Fate Of Becoming A Knowing And Willful Participant In The U*U Witch Hunt Against Your's Truly?

U*Us decide. . .

In a recent comment on The ChaliceChick's blog conservative pagan U*U Joel Monka requested/demanded that I should cease and desist from using the term "witch hunt" to describe the intolerant and bigoted, to say nothing of irrational and paranoid. . . persecution aka *witch hunt* that I have been subjected to by most Montreal Unitarian U*Us and indeed a good number of other U*Us U*U Worldwide. A rather dim thinking, to say nothing of DIM Thinking. . . Joel Monka seems to believe that my "situation" is - nothing like the witches who get rousted by the police everytime they find a dead animal on the grounds that it "may be a ritual killing", or the surveilance and questioning everytime a church is vandalized, or the greater frenzies anytime someone has "a recovered memory" of "satanic ritual abuse".

As a rule, I use the term "witch hunt" when speaking about the fact that Rev. Ray Drennan, Frank Greene, John Inder, and various other Montreal Unitarian U*Us, as well as a certain number of other ignorant and abusive U*Us out there in the U*U World have maliciously characterized me as a "crazy" "psychotic" "nutcase" and have slandered Creation Day as being a "cult" of the "manipulative and secretive" (read dangerous) Solar Temple variety. By bringing the issue of police harassment into the "witch hunt" equation, in a deeply misguided effort to Deny, Ignore, and Minimize the fact that I have been (and still am) the victim of what can be very justifiably described as a Unitarian*Universalist "witch hunt", Joel Monka does nothing to diminish the reality of the "witch hunt" that I have been subjected to by U*Us. Au contraire, Joel Monka unwittingly, aka dim thinkingly. . . reinforces the reality of the U*U "witch hunt" that I have been dealing with for over a decade now. The fact of the matter is that, as part and parcel of the "witch hunt" that Montreal Unitarian U*Us have been carrying out against me for over a decade now, I have been subjected to a certain amount of legal harassment and police harassment that very closely parallels the kind of police harassment that some pagans are subjected to according to Joel Monka. Here is my response to his highly questionable pretense that what I am experiencing here in Montreal pales in comparison to "the real witch hunts that occur daily" which Joel Monka is talking about. I have corrected an HTML error in the original comment as posted to the ChaliceChick blog and added an extra hyperlink or two that was not in the original comment -

Sorry Joel but I will not stop using the now quite generalized term "witch hunt" to describe my experience with the Unitarian Church of Montreal or indeed the U*U World more generally. Read the following definition of the term "witch hunt" and weep. . .

From Wikipedia - The term "witch-hunt" is often used to refer to similarly panic-induced searches for perceived wrong-doers other than witches. The best known example is probably the McCarthyist search for communists during the Cold War,[2][3] which was discredited partly through being compared to the Salem witch trials.[2]

:Your situation is nothing like the witches who get rousted by the police every time they find a dead animal on the grounds that it "may be a ritual killing",

No of course not Joel nothing like it at all. . . Paranoid and/or perjurious U*Us just make depositions to the Montreal police pretending that I am some kind of deranged "psycho" and swear up and down that they have "reasonable grounds to believe" that I represent an "imminent threat" of entering the Unitarian Church of Montreal with a firearm and blowing away Montreal Unitarian U*Us à la Jim David Adkisson. Not the slightest similarity there eh Joel?

:or the surveilance and questioning everytime a church is vandalized,

Or the surveillance and questioning by the Montreal police almost every time I exercise my constitutionally guaranteed right to engage in peaceful public protest in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. . . To say nothing of the occasional false arrest. . . Nope. No comparison there at all Joel. Not the teensiest. . .

:or the greater frenzies anytime someone has "a recovered memory" of "satanic ritual abuse".

What about Rev. Ray Drennan's "recovered memory" that Creation Day is a cult Joel?

I am quite confident that plenty of real witches will agree that I have plenty of grounds to refer to the intolerance and persecution that I have encountered at the Unitarian Church of Montreal and in the greater U*U World as a "witch hunt" Joel.

Thanks for affirming and promoting the *presentation* of my picket signs Joel. Your very public approval of their readability from a good distance away is most appreciated. :-)

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As may be seen from my response to ever so conservative pagan U*U Joel Monka's DIM Thinking and indeed dim thinking comment, the legal harassment and police harassment that I have been subjected to by Montreal Unitarian U*Us is arguably more serious than some of the police harassment of pagans that he mentions.

What is worse? Being questioned by police because you are suspected of killing an animal on the grounds that it "may be a ritual killing", or actually being arrested by police, undergoing a criminal court hearing presided over by a hostile and biased Quebec Court judge, and then having a year long restraining order unjustly imposed on you, because "witch hunting" Montreal Unitarian U*Us, including the minister of the Unitarian Church of Montreal Rev. Diane Rollert, have testified to the Montreal police force and indeed Quebec's Attorney General that they have "reasonable grounds to believe" that I will commit "a serious personal injury" offense against Montreal Unitarian U*Us when there are virtually no "reasonable grounds" for *anyone* to believe such a thing at all?

What is worse? Being subjected to "surveilance and questioning everytime a church is vandalized," or being subjected to police surveillance and/or questioning, to say nothing of the occasional false arrest. . . almost every time I choose to exercise my constitutionally guaranteed right to engage in peaceful public protest? In Joel Monka's scenario a church has actually been vandalized, and is thus the victim of an illegal criminal act which the police are obliged to investigate. Meanwhile Montreal Unitarian U*Us repeatedly call the police and demand police intervention almost every time that I engage in the perfectly legal Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guaranteed act of peaceful public protest against the anti-religious intolerance and bigotry of Rev. Ray Drennan and Frank Greene et al, and various other U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy. I dare say that Montreal Unitarian U*Us have lent a whole new meaning to the term "police harassment" with *their" repeated harassment of the Montreal police force with their phone calls, letters, depositions and other communications demanding that the police do something to force an end to my perfectly legal peaceful public protest against their big fat U*U "witch hunt" and other U*U injustices and abuses.

What is the difference between "frenzies" anytime someone has "a recovered memory" of "satanic ritual abuse" and big fat U*U "frenzies" caused by intolerant and malicious Montreal Unitarian U*Us spreading slanderous lies that Creation Day is a "cult" of the "manipulative and secretive" Solar Temple variety? Not much as far as a can see. . . I could even reasonably argue that, given the choice, most people would prefer to be *survivors* of "satanic ritual abuse" than non-survivors of a Solar Temple cult style ritual suicide/murder. . . N'est-ce pas U*Us? How many times do I have to say that falsely and maliciously accusing someone of belonging to, or trying to start, a dangerous Solar Temple style cult is the 20th century (now 21st century) equivalent of accusing someone of belonging to a coven of witches, or indeed an outright Satanic group, before U*Us finally *get* that I am in fact being subjected to what may be very justifiably described as a "witch-hunt" that was initially perpetrated by Rev. Ray Drennan, Frank Greene and other anti-religious "fundamentalist atheist" "Humanist" U*Us, but has been perpetuated for over a decade now by the Board and congregation of the Unitarian Church of Montreal who not only did nothing to responsibly put an end to that "fundamentalist atheist" witch-hunt against me, but escalated it, aggravated it, expanded it and prolonged it with their grossly negligent, effectively complicit, and unjustly punitive responses to my formal complaints arising from Rev. Ray Drennan's initial intolerant and abusive attack on me? The legal harassment and police harassment that I have been subjected to by Montreal Unitarian U*Us since I began my peaceful public protest against the "witch hunt" that Rev. Ray Drennan, Frank Greene, and other Montreal U*Us started in the mid-1990s forms part and parcel of that escalated, aggravated, and expanded Unitarian*Universalist "witch hunt" AFA*I*AC.

But we are not done with pagan U*U Joel Monka (who may or may not self-identify as a "witch" himself) or "witch hunting" Unitarian*Universalists just yet because, as my blog title suggests, Joel Monka himself seems to have chosen the dubious U*U fate of becoming a knowing and willful participant in the Unitarian*Universalist witch-hunt against me. In a blog post titled 'Police probe "pagan" attacks on church' Joel Monka said the following -

The strangest thing about this story is that it comes from Scotland! Scotland? I mean, a psycho with an obsession about God's eye sending notes to a church for years about unrectified wrongs... that's just so Canadian!

Update

No, there's been no further news from Scotland that I'm aware of; this is an update about the post itself. I've received private comment about my oblique reference to Vancouver based church protester Kevin Annett - and now I'm told some other nutcase is claiming I was talking about him. It seems hard to credit- are there really people so starved for attention, with egos so vast that they claim any reference to a psycho must be aimed at them???

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So just who was that alleged Canadian "psycho" with "an obsession about God's eye sending notes to a church for years about unrectified wrongs" that Joel Monka talking about in this blog post? Joel Monka tries to *pretend* that he was talking about "Vancouver based church protester Kevin Annett" in his "update" but I am confident that most people of intelligence and conscience know perfectly well that Joel Monka's insulting and defamatory inU*Uendo was aimed very directly at yours truly. The last time I checked "God's eye" does not play a role in Kevin Annett's church protests. There is not any evidence that I am aware of which remotely suggests that Kevin Annett has any "obsession" with God's eye but everybody knows that intolerant U*Us have been accusing me of having an "obsession" with God's eye, to say nothing of an "obsession" with exposing and denouncing U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy, for quite some time now. Even if Joel Monka's initial blog post *really* was about Kevin Annett, which is a highly improbable "coincidence", Joel shoved his pagan U*U foot right down his throat with his disingenuous "update" in which he insinuates that I am a "nutcase" who is so "starved for attention" and with an ego "so vast" that I claimed that Joel Monka's reference to a Canadian "psycho" "with an obsession about God's eye sending notes to a church for years about unrectified wrongs" must be aimed at yours truly.

How many times have I said that falsely and maliciously labeling someone as "psychotic" or indeed "psycho" is the 20th century equivalent of accusing someone of being "possessed" by demons, or the Devil himself, not so long ago. . . to say nothing of here and now in some less civilized parts of the world than Canada and America? Sorry Joel but AFA*I*AC you joined that ever so exclusive club of Unitarian*Universalist witch-hunters when you posted your big fat U*U inU*Uendo in your 'Police probe 'pagan' attacks on church' blog post on March 6th of this year. I am confident that most people of intelligence and conscience will concur with that quite reasonable and rational assessment of your wild words there. . .

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