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: - 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 -

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Canadian Unitarian Universalist Codger aka CU*UC Misses Mary Bennett’s U*U. . .

Butt don't take *my* word for it U*Us, take retired U*U minister J. McRee (Mac) Elrod's word for it, as expressed in his letter to the editor published in the Spring 2011 edition of the official newsletter of the Canadian Unitarian Council “The Canadian Unitarian” -

In reading a recent issue of “The Canadian Unitarian”, the prevalence of “UU” made me check to be certain I was reading a publication of the CUC, and not the UUA. I miss Mary Bennett’s “U*U”, which reflects our diversity and Canadian distinctiveness. The use of “UU” emphasizes our continental connection, at the expense of our historical and world connections. Could we please continue the use of “U*U”?

J. McRee (Mac) Elrod,
Victoria BC

In light of the fact that it was only in late 2003, less than a decade ago, that Canadian Unitarian Council Executive Director Mary Bennett so U*Unilaterally chose the Big Fat U*U Fate of inserting famous U*U Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s "picture of an asshole" between the two Us of what *was* The UU Movement, I fail to see how the removal of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s "picture of an asshole" from the corporate identity of what is *now* The U*U Movement comes "at the expense of" the "historical and world connections" of the Canadian Unitarian Council or Canadian Unitarian Universalists more generally.

Why do some famous words of famous Unitarian Charles Dickens' protagonist Oliver Twist come to mind here U*Us? :-)

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