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 -

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Anorexia Nervosa And Anti-Christian Intolerance And Bigotry In The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ What's The Connection?

Rev. Tony Lorenzen, the Christian Universalist UU minister who recently resigned as the minister of Pathways Unitarian Universalist Church in Southlake, Texas, has just posted a brand-spanking new blog post about the anti-Christian "bad attitude" that is so prevalent amongst Unitarian Universalists titled 'Unitarian Universalist attitudes towards Christianity as Aversion Addiction'. Even though I am not entirely convinced by Rev. Lorenzen's thesis that the anti-Christian intolerance and bigotry found throughout the Unitarian Universalist "church" is a form of aversion addiction such as anorexia nervosa, I would none-the-less strongly recommend that any person of inherent worth and dignity who is concerned about this issue should read Rev. Tony's blog post and enter into a free and responsible search for its Truth and meaning. There is much that rings True in Tony's words even if they are not 100% correct.

Rev. Lorenzen writes -

Aversion addiction is when we are compulsive in our repulsion or rejection of things. May says “We often call these repulsions by other names: phobias, prejudices, bigotries, resistances, or allergies.” He describes aversion addiction as a mirror image of addictions that most of us are familiar with:

“Instead of tolerance, where we can’t get enough of a thing, we experience intolerance, where no matter how little of a thing we have it is still too much.”

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This concept certainly applies quite well to the reactionary anti-Christian, and indeed more broadly anti-religious, "bad attitude" that many Unitarian Universalists engage in. I have only half-jokingly said that the "Theophobic" fundamentalist atheist Unitarian Universalists I have had the misfortune to encounter are amongst the most "God-fearing" people I know, and have remarked that these Theophobic UUs are positively allergic to not only Christianity but any "God Talk" whatsoever. As Rev. Lorenzen puts it -

There are plenty of people in our congregations who, no matter how little Jesus is mentioned, the word God is used or the Bible referenced, it is too much. There seems to be little or no understanding that all Christianity is not biblical fundamentalism and there are ways to freely follow Jesus down a largely non-dogmatic road and see what his spiritual teachings say about how we should live. There is no good news at all here, no grace, only bad news.

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More later. . .

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