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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Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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 -

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Anti-Theism And Unitarian Universalism - What's The Connection?

It would appear that someone from Miami Florida was just asking Google. . .

Their free and responsible Google search for -

Unitarian universalist/ Agnostic Anti-theist

Led them to my blog post titled -

Why Is The Unitarian Church Anti-Christian?

which was inspired by another person of worth and dignity asking Google -

why unitarian church is anti-christian

Forgive me for saying so U*Us. .. but it seems to me that the most likely reason why people are still running such Google searches is because anti-Christian and broader anti-theistic intolerance and bigotry continues to be a problem within the Unitarian Universalist religious community. In light of the rather shrill anti-Christian intolerance expressed by a few of those Canadian Unitarian U*Us who I encountered during my recent protest against U*U anti-religious intolerance and bigotry at the 2011 annual general meeting of the Canadian Unitarian Council in Toronto last week I would have to say that anti-Christian intolerance and bigotry, to say nothing of broader anti-theistic and anti-religious intolerance and bigotry, is still to be found amongst Canadian Unitarians.

Interestingly enough I was informed by a couple of Canadian Unitarians who had a chat with me, one of whom was the husband of U*U minister, that there had actually been some kind of workshop about this ongoing problem within The U*U Movement during the 2011 CUC AGM. They did not provide a lot of details but, according to their testimony, a (U*U?) minister who had been briefed by prominent U*U clergy about the differences between Canadian Unitarians and American Unitarian Universalists had conducted a workshop about the problem of anti-religious intolerance amongst Canadian Unitarians. According to these two Canadian Unitarians the minister who conducted this workshop was disappointed that the UUA had not allowed him to conduct a similar workshop at this year's upcoming UUA GA.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Is The Canadian Unitarian Council Finally Getting The Picture?

Just asking as they say. . .

It does look like the public image of the Canadian Unitarian Council just took a turn for the worse at least in terms of a Google Image search for -

Canadian Unitarian Council

No U*Us?

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Publicly protesting against U*U anti-religious intolerance and bigotry and U*U clergy misconduct at the 50th Anniversary CUC AGM aka the May 2011 Canadian Unitarian Council Annual General Meeting and related photos and U*UTube documentary video clips. . .

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Canadian Unitarian Council 50th Anniversary AGM May 2011 Protest Souvenir Photos. . .

The Emerson Avenger's classic CULT IS A FOUR LETTER WORD picket sign slogan accompanied by its explanatory picket signs saying -




Needless to say the false and malicious labeling of Creation Day as a "cult" and your's truly as "psychotic" (or indeed "a dangerously deranged psycho sociopath") are by no means the only way that outrageously hypocritical Unitarian*Universalist U*Us engage in paranoia and fear-mongering and/or prejudice and bigotry and/or slander and libel. . .

The flip side of my CULT IS A FOUR LETTER WORD picket sign slogan says UNSAFE SECT? and this pun on the phrase "safe sex" is a perennial favorite of the general public. . . Unitarian*Universalism is a sect according to dictionary definitions of the word "sect" and the Unitarian*Universalist religious community aka The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ is in fact "less than safe" for me and other people according to its own definitions of congregational safety.

Two of my more recent picket sign slogans playing of of the UUA's "Standing On The Side Of Love" campaign. Quite regrettably Montreal Unitarians, and indeed rather too many other Canadian and American Unitarian*Universalists are standing on the side of the capital 'H' Hate that I and other people have been subjected to by U*U clergy and U*U lay people. When hypocritical Unitarian*Universalist U*Us turn blind eyes and deaf ears to my legitimate complaints about hateful and/or hate-filled behavior on the part of U*U clergy and U*U lay leaders they are effectively standing on the side of that hate and the abusive Unitarian*Universalists who spout hate and spread hate.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

James Luther Adams' Five Smooth Stones Of Liberalism Get Thrown Right Between The Eyes Of The Hypocritical Unitarian Universalist Goliath. . .

Assuming of course that Rev. Cynthia Landrum, Minister of the Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty in Clarklake, Michigan, deigns to publish the critical comment reproduced below that I just submitted to the Five Smooth Stones post of her Rev. Cyn blog. Rev. Landrum has not let me down yet, having published pretty much every single comment that I have submitted to her moderated blog, so I have very reasonable grounds to believe that she will publish this "stone throwing" comment -

Love may well be missing from Tony Lorenzen's attempt to reduce James Luther Adams' "Five Stones" to five words but it is by no means missing from James Luther Adams' original formulation.

What part of -

"Religious liberalism affirms the moral obligation to direct one's effort toward the establishment of a just and *loving* community."

Did you both fail to understand?

Forgive me for getting all prophetic on you and playing a stone throwing David to the U*U Goliath (i.e. Speaking readily provable Truth to U*U abuse of power) but, in my experience and observation, the Unitarian Universalist religious community has repeatedly made a total mockery of the first three of James Luther Adam's "Five Smooth Stones" of liberalism, and worse. . . obstinately insists on continuing to do so. This is True not only in terms of how Unitarian*Universalists have behaved towards me over the last decade and a half but how they have behaved towards many other people, including rather too many victims of U*U clergy misconduct. It seems to me that Unitarian Universalists have all but completely abdicated their moral obligation to direct their effort(s) toward the establishment of a just and loving community when it comes to providing genuine and tangible restorative justice to victims of U*U clergy misconduct.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Unitarian Church Of Montreal Is A Place Where U*Us Get To Practice What It Means To Be Inhuman

This parody of a Unitarian Universalist quotation attributed to the Unitarian Universalist theologian James Luther Adams comes courtesy of Rev. Naomi King's Unitarian Universalist Quotes blog.

Needless to say the Unitarian Church Of Montreal is by no means the *only* Unitarian Universalist church where Unitarian*Universalist U*Us get to practice what it means to be inhuman. . .

First Parish Norwell Unitarian Universalist Church comes to mind, as does First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist Northborough, but of course there are plenty of other fish in *that* sea of U*U hypocrisy.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Are Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregations In Wisconsin "Less Than Welcoming" aka Unwelcoming?

Someone from West Bend Wisconsin was just asking Google last night.

Well, truth be told. . . their Google search for -

comes across as more of a statement than a question, so it would appear that the person of inherent worth and dignity who ran this particular Google search was most likely looking for web sites and blog posts in which other people were writing about how they had found Unitarian Universalist churches aka Welcoming Congregations to be rather less than genuinely welcoming.

Their Google search led them to my blog post titled -

which in turn led them to an internet forum post titled -

Here is what was said -

I had to leave the church I was attending. I just didn't feel like my spiritual needs were being adressed or even considered. Most of the people there were upper middle class, were affiliated with our local college, and treated people that weren't like they didn't exist. My boyfriend also left because he felt the same way. It seemed that these people only cared about money and someone's financial and educational status. One lady literally laughed at me because I attend a junior college in my area. Well, excuse me for wanting to go to a place with smaller class sizes and no fratboy/sorority bullcrap (no offense).

Also, they tended to talk more about politics than faith in general. Well, if I want to hear crap like that, then I'll just turn on CNN and have at it. Totally ridiculous.

Oh, for the record, this was a Unitarian Universalist church. I always thought they would treat someone a little better than that, but apparently not.

This makes me wonder if liberals are any better than conservatives...

I would recommend following the link provided above to read the comments on that post.

The internet search also led to another post on titled -

Its contents are worth reposting here too. . .

I used to attend there regularly, for about 2 years. I wanted to hear the person who was speaking (I had seen that on the Internet).

I felt so uncomfortable there. It seemed so un-welcoming. I found myself thinking, How in the WORLD did I go there as long as I did?

I’m not the only person who has this impression of the church. One of my co-workers said the same thing, and so did another friend. I remember when a departing minister left the church, SHE said the same thing, from the pulpit.

I realize I could now be viewing it through the filter of the reverse halo effect.

I know other churches besides Unitarian Universalist churches can be un-welcoming. I wonder if this one, being in the middle of a very conservative area, is sort of…on guard, maybe? Thinking that people who don’t think like they do are trying to infiltrate them? :tinfoilhat: (Or have I just been reading too much?)

PM me if you want to.

Again, the follow-up comments are worth reading too.

Over the years I have seen numerous similar posts on the internet in various internet forums and blogs etc. etc. I have always felt that such "word of mouth advertising" for The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion has more influence on people's opinions about Unitarian*Universalism than any multi-million dollar UUA advertising campaign. In fact I have very good reason to believe that the millions of dollars that the UUA, U*U regional districts, and individual U*U churches have spent on advertising campaigns over the last decade or so have been largely squandered, because many of those people who decided to visit U*U churches as a result of being exposed to such ads for The U*U Movement would have quickly discovered that they were misleading publicity if not outright false advertising. These disillusioned people would most likely have done some word of mouth advertising of their own. . . The fact that membership in The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion has not only stagnated but further declined, in spite of the millions of dollars spent on national and regional advertising campaigns, would seem to bear me out on that assessment.

No U*Us?
In any case, a free and responsible search for the truth and meaning of what I have written here today will reveal that Unwelcoming Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregations are by no means found only in Wisconsin. . .

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