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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Congregations And Beyond" And Unitarian Universalist Anti-Religious Intolerance And Bigotry - What's The Connection?

Rev. Christine Robinson, senior minister of First Unitarian Albuquerque, New Mexico, was "just asking" in the brand spanking new Congregations and Beyond blog post of her iMinister blog. . .

Here is how I responded to some of Rev. Robinson's questions in the two comments that I successfully submitted in response to her blog post and comment by a follow-up commenter. I am copying and pasting the actual comments that were submitted in response to Rev. Christine Robinson's blog post, typos and all -


Robin Edgar said...
"The kind of discussion needs to happen over many sessions, nationwide and with creative exercises to really draw out what would excite these lapsed UUs."

Maybe the "lapsed UUs" are all too often the UUs *in* UU "churches" and the more principles ones are the two-thirds who decided that attending a UU church full of "lapsed UUs" was not worth the bother. . .

Christine, you know perfectly well that there are "solvable issues with current congregations that would bring more folks in" but you and other UUs don't seem all that interested in doing the work required to solve these problems. One of these problems is the anti-religious intolerance and bigotry of the "lapsed UUs" that *I* call "fundamentalist atheists" who are members and leaders of too many Unitarian Universalist "churches". Another problem that has yet to be solved is the fact that over 400 UU congregations have been affected by one form of clergy sexual misconduct or another and then there's the non-sexual forms of UU clergy misconduct that UUs disregard, condone and even outright whitewash. . . Yet another Unitarian Universalist problem is the anti-Republican and broader anti-conservative bad attitude of many "lapsed UUs", including "lapsed" UU clergy in many if not most UU "churches". I *could* go on about other "solvable issues with current congregations that would bring more folks in" but hopefully by now you and other UUs have caught my proverbial drift. . .
Book Doctor said...
Finally someone else mentions our undercurrent of anti-religion--translated as anti-Christian. There are innumerable Christians who want a quiet place to reflect and discuss alternative Christian paths. That could the UUs' greatest ministry. Unfortunately our dislike for Christians is easily discernible in congregations. In fact we are becoming quite attractive to those who have strong dislikes for Christians.
Robin Edgar said...
I have been sharing my concerns about Unitarian Universalism's "undercurrent of anti-religion--translated as anti-Christian" for a over decade and a half Book Doctor. Indeed I have been publicly protesting against UU anti-religious intolerance and bigotry and other UU injustices and abuses since May of 1998. Sadly, Unitarian Universalists are rather slow learners. . .

:There are innumerable Christians who want a quiet place to reflect and discuss alternative Christian paths. That could the UUs' greatest ministry.

But. . . That "undercurrent of anti-religion--translated as anti-Christian", that you are apparently all to well aware of, all but guarantees that Unitarian Universalism will remain "a tiny, declining, fringe religion" as Rev. Peter Morales so aptly described UUism in his 'A Religion For Our Time' sermon cum "stump speech" announcing his candidacy. A speech/sermon that most ironically contained a strong "undercurrent of anti-religion". . .

:Unfortunately our dislike for Christians is easily discernible in congregations.

Indeed. . .

:In fact we are becoming quite attractive to those who have strong dislikes for Christians.

Actually, in my experience and observation, Unitarian Universalism became quite attractive to those who have strong dislikes for Christians decades ago Book Doctor, possibly even before the 1961 merger of the Unitarians with the Universalists.

Thank you for your frank admissions here.

Just click on the screen-shots of my actual comments below in order
to see them "life size" and thus be able to read the not so fine print...


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