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 -

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Charlotte Observer Gets A Letter To The Editor From The Emerson Avenger

The Charlotte Observer's dubious decision to not only completely suspend comments of the internet version of Tim Funk's glowing "puff piece" about the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly ('Liberal denomination stands up for its causes') but to also delete aka "memory hole" ALL of the dozens of comments that had already been submitted in response to Tim's article does not inspire confidence in The Observer's commitment to free speech. Just how much "profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views" was there in the 100+ comments anyway? Not that any of these things actually violate the First Amendment in any case. . .

Most ironically the Unitarian Universalist religious community seems only too happy to allow its "less than perfect" ministers to spout profanity and obscenity of various kinds, engage in intolerant and abusive name-calling, and insultingly attack "others" for their views. Indeed the UUA and its all too aptly named Ministerial Fellowship Committee have repeatedly allowed verbally and psychologically abusive U*U ministers to deeply insult and outright defame good people with complete impunity.

Unitarian Universalists should not be unduly protected from public criticism. Tim's pro-UU article, which might as well have been written by a UU propagandist, contained false and misleading information about UUs. How can the misinformation fed to The Charlotte Observer by Unitarian Universalists be publicly challenged if online commenting is "disabled" and all of the existing comments are relegated to an Orwellian "memory hole"?

Please reinstate the comment function and repost the comments that were "memory holed".

Robin Edgar

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