Rev. Peter Morales Is A Minister And President Of *The* Tiny Declining Fringe "Religion"™
Here is the comment that I just submitted to the 'Pilgrimage to the Prado' post of UUA President Peter Morales' (in)appropriately titled 'Beyond Belief' blog -
"As a minister and president of a religious association,"
But Peter, I thought that according to your own well-documented public statements that you are actually a minister and president of a tiny, declining, fringe "religion". . .
Please forgive me for taking yet another cue from you and enclosing the word religion within euphemistic quotation marks here, but it *is* open to *some* question as to whether or not Unitarian Universalism aka The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ is a bona fide religion these days. . .
It sure was refreshing to see Harriet Peterson give President Morales the following well deserved public "dressing down" for his intolerant U*U "Foot-In-Mouth Disease" in her follow-up comment -
November 8, 2011 at 12:18 pm (UTC -4)
You say religious art is art that “speaks powerfully to the human condition.” Yet you put “religious” in quotes when describing paintings of “adoring madonnas and pious saints.” Certainly adoration and piety are also a part of the human condition. There is enough divisiveness in our society without the president of the UUA adding to it by calling into question whether art that holds deep meaning for many Christians is religious. Your point that the paintings of dwarfs is religious art could certainly have been powerfully made without calling into question whether the paintings of madonnas and saints is religious.