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

Saturday, April 02, 2011

ANTI CHRISTIAN UNITARIAN Intolerance And Bigotry Raises It's Ugly Head Yet Again. . .

Not so long ago Universalist U*U minister Rev. Scott Wells lamented that Google AdWords statistics revealed that very few people run Google searches which associate Christianity with Unitarian*Universalism in a 'Boy In The Bands' blog post titled -

'CAN GOOGLE ADWORDS TELL US HOW MANY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS THERE ARE?'

Rev. Wells' exact words were -

"Variations of Unitarian, Universalist and Christian get very few hits — a scant couple of thousand a month. Little wonder it’s relatively easy to get to the top of the Google search, but there’s not many people looking, so no reason to buy ads for those names."

I posted a comment somewhat waggishly suggesting that Rev. Scott Wells might have better luck in terms of Google searches that associate variations of Unitarian * Universalist with the search term "anti-Christian" in light of the fact that The Emerson Avenger blog quite regularly receives visitors who have arrived here as a result of running Google searches for anti-Christian Unitarian*Universalists as it were. . . Needless to say Rev. Scott Wells promptly "memory holed" that comment which reminded him of the anti-Christian intolerance and bigotry that is all too common in the Uncommonly Anti-Christian Denomination aka Unitarian*Universalism.

I received yet another TEA blog visitor minutes ago hailing from Hickory, North Carolina, who had run the following Google search -

UNITARIAN ANTI CHRISTIAN

Besides finding my blog posts titled 'Why Is The Unitarian Church Anti-Christian?' (which BTW is a verbatim quote of a previous Google search that directly associated Unitarian * Universalism with the term "anti-Christian") and 'Anti-Christian Unitarian Universalists?!! What Anti-Christian U*Us?', that ALL CAPS Google search for -

ANTI-CHRISTIAN UNITARIANS

leads to some very recent posts on Democratic Underground website.

A post by kwassa titled 'Unitarians generally are both anti-Christian and anti-God. Speaking as a Unitarian...' says -

I was born into it. Grew up in it. Am no longer, though under some definitions anything I do is Unitarian. The "G" word almost never appears in a Unitarian service. While anti-Christian sentiment would not be expressed in the sermons, or talks, or whatever it is now called, it is very common prejudice among the members.

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So here we have someone who claims to be born into Unitarian Universalism, and raised as a Unitarian Universalist, asserting that "anti-Christian sentiment" is a "very common prejudice" amongst Unitarian Universalists aka U*Us.

A post by toddaa titled 'That's a bit of a stretch' says -

UU churches are all very different. The one I attend is pretty diverse and while I can't say there are many Christian UUs, I wouldn't say they are prejudiced against them. I think the problematic issue of the "G" word in UU is that the community is so diverse, that it gets lost in translation. As a militant fundamentalist atheist, I prefer the company of the pagan and pantheist members of our congregation, than the shrill, arrogant haters, such as myself. Our congregation also participates in a community interfaith group working for social justice with other churches, synagogues, and mosques in our city. We've had a number of Christian and Muslim guest speakers and musicians in our sermons as well, so I'd say your experience is not typical. That said, it does have a strong humanist history.

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I must say that it is more than a little bit refreshing to see a Unitarian Universalist atheist self-identifying as a "militant fundamentalist atheist" and even numbered amongst other "shrill, arrogant haters" in The Uncommonly Anti-Religious Denomination.

And so it goes U*Us. . .

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3 Comments:

Anonymous André said...

Dear friends,
As Unitarian, we inform with our blog about our faith, you can read it at :
http://unitarianchristian.over-blog.com

God bless us all

André

Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:28:00 pm  
Blogger Buddhagan said...

Our sermons rarely mention God. They don't mention Thor or Isis either. I'm not anti-Christian but I am anti-Jesus is everyone's Savior.

Friday, December 06, 2013 5:19:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

How unfortunate that your UU church's sermons rarely mention God and never mention Thor or Isis. I actually have a bit of a soft spot for Thor. In fact I often reserve Thor's Day aka Thursday to try to hammer some sense into arrogant and aggressive jerks. Like I did last Thor's Day, December 5th, 2013, with this "electronic communication" aka email that I sent to the UUA's Canadian attorney Maitre Marc-André Coulombe and cc'd to UUA Moderator Jim Key and the UUA Board of Trustees as part of my observance of the 4th Day of Chalica 2013. ;-)

I thought that you had said elsewhere that your UU church was populated by Christian oriented UUs, so I don't understand how God is rarely mentioned in its sermons.

As far as you being "anti-Jesus is everyone's Savior" goes, I would expect that you are not all that in-your-face rude about it, and don't go around haranguing Christians who believe that Jesus is everyone's Savior. As a Unitarian Universalist who identifies as a blend of pagan and Buddhist in a UU church populated by Christian UUs, you might be interested in reading a book by Canadian religion columnist Tom Harpur titled 'The Pagan Christ', in fact your Christian UU fellow congregants might find it worthwhile to enter into a free and responsible search for its Truth and meaning.

Saturday, December 07, 2013 8:38:00 am  

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