"Congregations And Beyond" And Unitarian Universalist Anti-Religious Intolerance And Bigotry - What's The Connection?
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 -
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. . .
: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.
to see them "life size" and thus be able to read the not so fine print...