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, June 17, 2011

Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang And The Big Fat U*U Clergy Image Of 21st Century Unitarian Universalist Ministers. . .

Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka “PeaceBang” is now promoting herself as a "pioneer in the subject of clergy image and self-presentation." I am pretty sure that Vicki The Impaler aka Vicki She Wolf Of The U*Us is speaking about "clergy image" only in terms of the "outward appearance" of the proverbial "sheep's clothing" that she and other clergy "wolves" wear and NOT about how she and other "less than perfect" clergy tarnish the image of both the clergy and the church with their highly questionable words and actions.

Come to think of it. . .

I am pretty sure that Jesus of Nazareth had a word or two to say about that -

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness."

Matthew 23:27

The following is a slightly modified version of her recent announcement for a Peacebang event in the U.K. -

“Here I Am, Lord. . . Now What Strap-On Do I Wear?”
U*U Clergy Image in the 21st Century

The Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, known as “PeaceBang” by readers of her popular blog Beauty Tips For Ministers (www.beautytipsforministers.com) is a pioneer in the subject of clergy image and self-presentation. In her words, “You can either project an image intentionally you will most certainly project one unintentionally and unconsciously.” We live in the visual age of U*UTube, and the old attitudes that equate spirituality with lack of concern for outward appearance are naive and damaging to the Church. Modern ministers must understand their context, understand themselves as those who represent the church visually as well as spiritually, and be camera-ready and media savvy. In our first session we will address such topics as the calling to ministry, our self-esteem as incarnate beings, the deep resistance to attention to personal beauty as either an expression of frivolity or vanity, and self-care. Our second session will deal with presentation of self: voice, body, hair, grooming, clothing, vestments and clericals, how to dress for the various duties of ministry, and where to find comfortable shoes for CPE.

Participants are asked to dress professionally, either for a day of general parish duties or for preaching. Willing volunteers will be solicited for an image “read” by Dr. Weinstein.

More links to be added later. . .

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Former UU Woman said...

You have GOT to be kidding me!

Sunday, June 19, 2011 12:00:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Nope. . .

Guess I forgot to provide a link to her actual blog post.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 12:45:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

OK I *was* sorta half-kidding about the "What Strap-On Do I Wear?" bit. ;-)

Sunday, June 19, 2011 12:47:00 pm  

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