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

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rev. Tom Schade Gets A Big Fat U*U Spanking From UU Mom aka Joyce Dowling. . .

Rev. Tom Schade, the 11th Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Worcester MA. . . posted a "less than polite" response to a comment that conservative UU Bill Baar posted on Rev. Schade's 'What Time Is It?' blog post. I took Rev. Schade to task for one particular aspect of his mean-spirited response to Bill, but I am pleased as Punch to see that UU Mom came along and gave the not so good Rev. Schade a vigorous and indeed quite rigorous verbal spanking which the presumably chastened U*U "Pastor" saw fit to post to his moderated aka censored U*U blog. . .


Without further ado here is the Big Fat U*U Spanking that UU Mom heartily applied to Rev. Tom Schade's ever so virtual online derrière -

I thought the article was good. But the slam to Bill in the comment is one reason why we lose members. Most young adults are politically liberal and we are losing young adult members in our congregations, but that doesn't mean there is a correlation between the two.

It would be great to have a right relations covenant among all UUs that we will try to "listen" to what they're saying and not use language that is oppressive, like "those people". "UU Republicans" are not an actual group that exists. I didn't see Bill say he was a Republican. He sounds like a typical UU who is for separation of church and state. We are hypocrites if we start preaching that we vote for a certain party or candidate. I didn't think the article really violated that, but your comment against so-called "UU Republicans" seems mean-spirited. Did you really mean it that way? Is this how UUs should talk to each other and potential newcomers?

I think all religions are losing ground with the younger generations, because we don't walk where we talk. We're a bunch of hypocrites in the way we treat each other. We have to change that if we want our demographics to change.

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As an added bonus, here is the somewhat bomb*ass*tic comment that I submitted which the not so good Rev. Schade is unlikely to allow to see the light of day. . .

"Bill Baer's comment is typical of conservatives within the UUA: full of bluster and bombast. . ."

ROTFLMU*UO!

You don't think plenty of ever so "liberal" U*Us aren't "full of bluster and bombast" Tom?

Here is a very recent wonderful *example* of Big Fat U*U Bluster & Bombast courtesy of "The Place The Reeks Of Privilege And Hierarchy" aka UUA headquarters at 25 Beacon Street in Boston.

Besides *that* particular example of Big Fat U*U Bluster & Bombast there is hardly a week that goes by in which UUA President Rev. Peter Morales doesn't spout some Big Fat U*U Bluster & Bombast of one kind or another. I *could* throw a bunch of Rev. Morales' quotes at you Tom, including some very recent ones spouted in his Op/Ed piece in The Guardian, but I suggest that you engage in a free and *responsible* search for the Truth and meaning of what I just said here instead. . . You might actually learn something about how "bluster and bombast" are quite typical of puffed-up UUA leaders and ever so "liberal" U*U clergy like Peacebang. It never ceases to amaze me how much glaringly obvious psychological projection U*U clergy are guilty of. . .

BTW Rev. Peter Morales' anti-religious "bluster and bombast" inspired me to dream up the following brand spanking new U*U Acronym in the wake of the UUA's remarkably foolish decision to accuse me of the crime of blasphemous libel for blogging about a U*U rapists and/or pedophile or two. 

BLU*USTER stands for - Blasphemous Libel Unitarian Universalist Style Trashing Established Religions

Rev. Peter Morales' 'A Religion For Our Time' sermon contains several excellent *examples* of Big Fat U*U BLU*USTER as well as some more ordinary aka typical U*U bluster and bombast such as -

"We *can* be the religion for our time."

He updated *that* bluster and bombast at the UUA GA in Phoenix when he spouted -

"Unitarian Universalism has gone viral."

in his all too typically blustery and bombastic Report for General Assembly 2012.

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Will Reverend Doctor Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang aka Vicki Vicious Repeatedly Bitch Slap Shallow & Immature Unitarian Universalists Into Growing Up?

"Just asking" as they say, but it *does* seem to *me* that THE one (and thankfully *only*) Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka Vicki The Impaler is doing her Big Fat U*U Best to verbally bitch slap shallow and immature U*Us aka Unitarian Universalists into waking up and smelling the insipid, and at times just plain rancid, "Fair Trade" coffee that they have been serving up at U*U social clubs aka "churches" for rather too long now. . . in her Peacebang blog post entitled -

Growing Up May Be The Only Thing That Leads To Growth


Here are some choice quotes from Vicki Vicious' "less than polite" aka "offensive and upsetting" blog post and her follow-up comments with (im)pertinent hyperlinks embedded in them so that curious U*Us, or indeed persons of inherent worth and dignity in the general public, can engage in a free and responsible search for the Truth and meaning of Peacebang's Big Fat U*U Bitching about some of the Big Fat U*U Problems of The U*U Movement. Just think of this as the annotated version of Reverend Doctor Victoria Weinstein's brand spanking new (if not bitch slapping new. . .) 'Growing Up May Be The Only Thing That Leads To Growth' Peacebang blog post -

We never come right out and say this, but our excruciating discomfort with Christianity remains perhaps our greatest stumbling block in attracting new people."

Here’s my version of what goes on in many of our visitors’ minds – based on dozens and dozens of conversations over the years:

“How can this ‘open and affirming’ religious community show such hostility, ignorance and immaturity to the broad, diverse movement called Christianity? These people bill themselves as the free-thinkers and intellectuals? Why, all I had to do was scratch the surface to find that many of them are actually just bitter refugees from Christianity and are still obsessed with its shortcomings. I am outta here!”)

Coolness and a commitment to liberal social activism and a shared hatred toward Christian fundamentalists may be the fly paper that grabs and attracts a certain number of new Unitarian Universalists (or liberal Christians) to congregations, but we need to ask ourselves: do we want to be communities of people gathered around these purposes? What kind of maturity level are we then establishing at the core of our communities? How mature are we now? Have we even stopped to consider that a huge part of our evangelism problem is the wide chasm between the wisdom and maturity of our proclaimed faith commitments and the immaturity and shallowness that characterize the life of too many of our congregations?

Oh, and by the way, and this is important: Unitarian Universalists tend to be quite uncool, and devoted to making our congregations havens for those with bad social skills. It may be time to talk openly about the fact that UUs seem to have a preferential option for the socially inept. I was popular in high school. Sometimes I think that it is this fact more than my Christian theological orientation that leaves me at such odds with the majority UU population I encounter at our larger denominational gatherings.

Deeply spiritual people who want a religious life without dogma but also without a constant haranguing about what “other religions” (ie, mostly Christian neighbors) do wrong, simply leave. They know they’ve been had by false advertising. They say to themselves, “This is a denomination that looks great on paper but feels lousy in practice.”

I hope this is an offensive and upsetting post that will jar some of you into defensive inner rantings (but please, until you have processed what I am saying for some time, don’t rant here). It may particularly gall you that I am lumping together liberal social justice commitments with “coolness”* and hatred toward Christian fundamentalism as the things that UUs unconsciously believe will endear them to seekers (notice that I do not say Muslim fundamentalists or Jewish fundamentalists – these religious fundamentalisms, while certainly not appreciated by UUs, are not derided with the same visceral venom with which we freely rip apart fundamentalist – and even conservative – Christians) 

Why does The Emerson Avenger find the following paragraph so-o-o-o-o ironic, not to mention outrageously hypocritical. . . in that it is a product of the "manic mind" of Peacebang?

I want to see a community of people taking seriously the spiritual life. Figuring out what life demands of them. Considering the time-honored theological questions in conversation with tradition and the insights of science and the contemporary humanities. Holding themselves accountable for getting better at all their relationships. Being people I’m impressed by and what to become more like. Setting an example by their sincere efforts to embody the things they say they believe in. Being a community I’d be proud to be allowed to join if they thought I was ready, willing and able to.

Wow, wouldn’t THAT be a different way to look at things?

Indeed it would. . .

Too bad Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang and other various other verbally and psychologically abusive U*U clergy, as well as their negligent and complicit UUA enablers like Rev. Diane Miller, Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris, Rev. Beth Miller, the last three UUA Presidents and the UUA Board of Trustees, not to mention the Cheney-like "Power Behind The Throne" of The U*U Movement. . . UUA Executive Vice President Kathleen "'Kay" Montgomery, can't seem to manage to hold themselves accountable for getting better at all *their* relationships. . .

No U*Us?

Back to more bitch slapping of U*Us courtesy of Peacebang. . .

How sad that we have come to look at spiritual seekers in demographic terms, or as potential pledges. Do we now understand the connection between the shallowness of our vision and practices and our terrible record or (sic) visitor retention?

If I see a group of people jockeying for power and status, or all I hear about is money or social outings or how great “we” are or get asked a bunch of questions that are thinly-disguised inquiries into my political opinions, social status, educational status or marital status, I will know that I am not in a serious and deep spiritual environment but at a cocktail party that happens to have a sermon in the middle of it. Do I even have any spiritual practices that hold me accountable to the values we profess to hold here? If not, why not?

All this panic I hear from UUs about GROWTH, “How are we going to GROW?” That’s not the question. The question is, “How are we going to start growing up?”

The Emerson Avenger once again interjects to politely suggest that Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang (please note that I politely refrained from adding aka Vicki The Impaler aka Vicki Vicious in this context) *could* start growing up herself by formally and publicly confessing to her numerous sins of commission and sins of omission that have caused considerable harm not only to numerous persons of inherent worth and dignity but to the Unitarian Universalist "institutional church" of which she speaks here, formally repent of her sins (please note that I politely refrained from saying Big Fat U*U Sins in this context), and then sincerely and comprehensively and publicly officially apologize to the numerous people and organizations that her "offensive and upsetting" behavior, indeed her verbally and psychologically and sometimes even physically abusive behavior has harmed over the years. . .

Back once again to more verbal bitch slapping of "shallow and immature" U*Us courtesy of *The* Reverend Doctor Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang, this time in the form of her Big Fat U*U Footnote to the Big Fat U*U Butts of "less than cool" U*Us and a follow-up comment responding to a reader's "negative feedback". . .

* As I said previously, we really aren’t “cool” at all. We continue to harbor a comically unrealistic sense of terminal uniqueness and relevancy — all while remaining willfully ignorant about the actually coolness factor of loads and loads of hip Jewish and Christian and Buddhist and alternative religious communities around us. Seriously, ask around. Especially if you live near an urban center. If not, spiritual seekers have many very cool options for theological reflection and spiritual practice and accountability in on-line communities and through digital ministries. We’re generally dated and staid, folks. We really are.



In response to a Peacebang blog reader reporting -

When the (Unitarian Universalist) minister asked me what religion I was, and his response was ” oh you poor thing, you really do need to break the bonds” I wanted to smack him.

Peacebang wrote -

[Oh my goodness. I am glad you wrote, as hard as this is to hear. We need to know how awful our shallowness and immaturity really look and feel to others. Humbled and grateful to get this negative feedback. - PB]

How unfortunate that Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang aka Vicki The Impaler and her negligent and complicit UUA enablers like Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris, Rev. Beth Miller, and UUA Executive Vice President Kathleen "'Kay" Montgomery, not to mention the last two UUA Presidents and the UUA Board of Trustees, are still neither humbled nor grateful to get The Emerson Avenger's negative feedback about Peacebang's verbally and psychologically abusive behavior.

Indeed I dare say that they ALL just don't "get it". . .

OTOH. . .

If *The* Revered Doctor Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang aka Vicki Vicious is somehow successful in repeatedly bitch slapping most if not ALL of the other numerous "shallow and immature" Unitarian Universalists in the U*U World into actually growing up, The Emerson Avenger can only wish her his Big Fat U*U Best! :-)

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Are ALL Unitarian Universalists Old And Boring?

A person of inherent worth and dignity from Rogers, Arkansas, in the United States Of America, was just asking Google Image search. . .

And *this* U*Us young and old, not to mention *boring*. . .
is the Big Fat U*U "Clergy Image" that their free and (ir)responsible Google Image search for the Truth and meaning of "Are ALL Unitarian Universalists Old And Boring?" led them to -


I guess this particular person of inherent worth and dignity didn't quite find what they were looking for on the ever so interconnected and interdependent web of the internet. . . OTOH aka on the other hand, in light of the "less than flattering" question that they chose the fate of "just asking" Google, I have reasonable grounds to believe aka expect that they were not entirely surprised or indeed displeased with the "less than perfect" result of their Google Image search.


Of course, leaving aside the question of disgusting abusive U*U clergy for the time being, and getting back "on topic" with the original Google Image search in question here. . . regardless of whether or not ALL Unitarian Universalists are "old and boring", this Google Image search *does* raise some questions about the Unitarian Universalists in the vicinity of Rogers, Arkansas such as the Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville, and the Eureka Springs Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

No U*Us? 

And I must say that I really *do* get a chuckle out of the Google search results for -

Rogers Arkansas Unitarian Universalists

Indeed I am ROTFLMU*UO at *this* particular Google search result -

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County - Social Club, Church ...


This pretty much rates a brand spanking new The Emerson Avenger blog post about whether or not many if not most Unitarian Universalist "Churches" are *really* just a pseudo-religious, or indeed anti-religious. . . social club aka "a cocktail party that happens to have a sermon in the middle of it", as Reverend Doctor Victoria Weinstein so pithily put it in *her* brand spanking new 'Growing Up May Be The Only Thing That Leads To Growth' *post* of her Peacebang blog.

But *that* is all for now U*Us.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Unitarian Universalist Association Of Congregations Is Largely In Total Denial Of The Fact That Unitarian Universalism's Biggest Potential For New Membership Is Liberal Theists. . .

But don't take *my* word for it U*Us. . .

Take the Big Fat U*U Word of Peacebang aka *the* Reverend Doctor Victoria Weinstein aka Vicki The Impaler aka Vicki Vicious as Tweeted on her Twitter account last night -


 Yes. The  of congregations is largely in total denial that our biggest potential membership is w/ liberal Theists.

The fact of the matter is that I have been saying that Unitarian Universalism's biggest potential for new membership is with liberal theists for well over a decade now but, in light of the UUA's proclivity to block its ears and close its eyes to what I have to say about *that* particular issue, to say nothing of various other Big Fat U*U Problems of*with The U*U Movement. . . the Unitarian Universalist Association Of Congregations may well be largely, if not totally, in total denial of that fairly obvious fact as Peacebang suggests in her Tweet.

The UUA certainly has NOT done a Hell of a lot to directly address the anti-Christian, and indeed more broadly anti-religious and anti-theistic intolerance and bigotry that is found in many if not most Unitarian Universalist "Less Than Welcoming" Congregations these days. This in spite of the fact that I have repeatedly warned the UUA that this anti-religious intolerance and bigotry that they happily tolerate, if not outright condone. . . is a MAJOR contributing factor to Unitarian Universalism not only absolutely NOT being "A Religion For Our Time" let alone "*The* Religion For Our Time" but in The U*U Movement achieving the rather ignominious aka pathetic status of "a tiny, declining, fringe religion", and apparently well on its way to becoming a tinier, declinier, not to mention fringier. . . fringe religion than it was back in 2008 when Rev. Peter Morales so aptly described Unitarian Universalism as "a tiny, declining, fringe religion" in his 'A Religion For Our Time' sermon which did double duty as his "stump speech" announcing his candidacy for president of The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™. . .


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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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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ellen Skagerberg Is A Poster Girl For U*U Community Denial Of U*U Clergy Abuse aka Yet Another DIM Thinking Unitarian Universalist. . .

Ellen Skagerberg is a "Buddhist Unitarian-Universalist Bookseller" aka BU*UB which can do double duty as a Big Fat U*U Acronym for "Buddhist Unitarian*Universalist Bullshitter". . . and, to borrow a few choice words from Peacebang, Ellen is *also* a poster girl for Unitarian Universalist community denial of Unitarian Universalist clergy abuse of ALL kinds.

Without further ado, here is my point by point re*butt*al of a comment that Ellen Skagerberg posted on Peacebang's Facebook site:

:P.S. I didn't see the agitator's message, but I think I know who you mean.

Here's "the agitator's message" Ellen, with some added links to pertinent blog posts so that you and other DIM Thinking U*Us, to say nothing of the general public, can engage in a free and *responsible* search for its Big Fat U*U Truth and meaning. . .

Good Lord, did you see that crazy U*U minister in the pulpit in First Parish Norwell? Boy, oh boy. That is NOT a with-it looking individual. I presume that she was drunk or off her meds. If not, she is definitely struggling to cope with existing in several realities at a time. The news reporter spoke of "unimaginable crime." To which I replied, "What's unimaginable about anally impaling a person of inherent worth and dignity on the Statue of Liberty's torch any more? It happens on a regular basis in the manic mind of Peacebang!" Insanity + violence culture + easy access to Big Fat AbsolU*Ution = all too imaginable crime nowadays. And that faux leopard skin sweater. Gives me the shivers. Fear, anger and pity. Sorrow, sorrow, sorrow.

Read it and weep for your mentally ill aka "crazy" U*U "guru" Peacebang and her Big Fat U*U Contributions to ensuring that Unitarian Universalism remains "a tiny, declining, fringe religion". . .

:It's "irrational" of him to decide that an organization is to blame for his anxiety and to commit his life to exposing that organization's supposed lies and hypocrisies (after they had enough of the hi-jinks and kicked him out), and while that doesn't make him interesting, most of us aren't calling for him to be institutionalized for it either.

You are the one who is being "irrational" Ellen. I don't have a great deal of anxiety but the organizations aka institutions known as Unitarian Universalist churches, including the Unitarian Church of Montreal, and the Unitarian Universalist Assocaiation Of Congregations are most certainly to blame for any anxiety caused to me and/or numerous other persons of inherent worth and dignity by intolerant and abusive U*U clergy and their negligent and effectively complicit UUA enablers like Rev. Diane Miller, Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris and Rev. Beth Miller, not to mention the last three UUA Presidents and the Dick Cheney of the U*U World, UUA Executive Vice President Kathleen "'Kay" Montgomery. . . Likewise, Unitarian Universalist "churches" are to blame for anxiety caused by the various other U*U injustices and abuses that they either directly perpetrate, or indirectly perpetuate via negligence and institutional stonewalling etc.

Be assured that I am exposing and denouncing readily verifiable *actual* "lies and hypocrisies" of the leaders of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, other U*U "churches", and the UUA, not "supposed lies and hypocrisies". The same may be said about the other *actual* aka real Unitarian Universalist injustices and abuses that I am exposing and denouncing. They are by no means just "perceived injustices" as DIM Thinking U*Us like to pretend.

As far as my alleged "hi-jinks" go, they are no more "hi-jinks" than the letter writing, petitioning, peaceful public protest, and other non-violent direct action that Unitarian Universalists engage in when they are exposing and denouncing perceived or actual injustices and abuses. In fact my alleged "hi-jinks" are arguably less "disruptive" than the ersatz civil disobedience that UUA leaders and U*U clergy have engaged in over the years. The Unitarian Church of Montreal misused and abused the UUA's "Disruptive Behavior Policy" in its misguided efforts to prevent me from seeking justice for the abuses I was subjected to by Rev. Ray Drennan and other "church" leaders.

In 1997 I was "kicked out" of the so-called Unitarian Church of Montreal for six months for doing nothing more than placing an important letter of grievance in the internal mail boxes of the UCM's Board members and other leaders of this sorry excuse for a Unitarian church, as this online reproduction of the letter informing me of my expulsion proves. What exactly is "disruptive" about *that* peaceful and civil behavior pray tell? I was later permanently expelled from this so-called Unitarian Church in November of 1999 for tarnishing its image by engaging in peaceful public protest outside of it.

Saying "most of us aren't calling for him to be institutionalized for it either" implies that *some* outrageously hypocritical Unitarian Universalists actually are calling for me to be institutionalized. Just being *rational* here Ellen. . . Regardless of whether or not any Unitarian Universalists are actually calling for me to be "institutionalized", far too many U*Us, including the obviously mentally ill Reverend Doctored Victoria Weinstein, *are* name-calling me "crazy", "unwell", "psychotic", "delusional", a "sick person" etc. etc. ad nauseum. . . Let's not forget that this little war of words began after the bigoted "fundamentalist atheist" "Cosmic Humanist" U*U "pastor" Rev. Ray Drennan intolerantly and abusively dismissed my revelatory religious experience that I was trying to explain to him by rudely interrupting me to say -

"You mean your psychotic experience."

And immediately following up on that abusive "diagnosis" by angrily demanding that I seek "professional help" immediately. The sad fact of the matter is that abusive Unitarian Universalists have been maliciously pathologizing me since at least 1996 but this bad U*U habit continues to this very day. . .

And Unitarian Universalists are certainly trying to criminalize me since at least December 2000 if not from the earliest stages of this conflict. . . The recent arrogant and hypocritical cease and desist demand letter that Stikeman Elliott Barristers & Solicitors served me on behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Association is just the most recent installment of *that* Big Fat U*U Plan.

:Still, I don't view him as a free spirit following his countercultural passion; in comparison to unconsciously disruptive (needy) people, he elevates his vendetta to a grand, intergalactic mission which is strictly negative in intent.

Wrong Ellen. The intent of my alleged "vendetta" is to persuade the Unitarian Church of Montreal and the UUA to finally get around to providing long overdue restorative justice for ALL victims of abusive U*U clergy, be that clergy abuse sexual in nature or non-sexual clergy misconduct, and to responsibly revise and reform badly flawed UUA clergy misconduct policies and procedures that are serious "systemic injustices". Above and beyond that, I am exposing and denouncing the anti-religious intolerance and bigotry that is sadly all too common in the "Uncommon Denomination". . . 

How "strictly negative" is *that* intent Ellen?

Pray tell. . .

:What a waste. It's like watching some preschooler run around trying to knock down other kids' building blocks all day long, instead of engaging in the laborious and uncertain process of trying to build something worthwhile. (Hope "R" isn't listening in.)

"R" wasn't "listening in" Ellen, but his very good friend the alleged "internet stalker" The Emerson Avenger did have a peek at Peacebang's Facebook page. Perhaps you should practice the "art of listening" that U*Us are supposed to so value before shooting your Big Fat U*U Mouth off again. . . Need I remind you and other DIM Thinking U*Us that I *was* "engaging in the laborious and uncertain process of trying to build something worthwhile" before Rev. Ray Drennan and other intolerant and abusive Unitarian Universalists banned Creation Day from being celebrated in the Unitarian Church of Montreal and falsely and maliciously slandered Creation Day as a "cult"? In any case, AFA*I*AC I AM engaging in the laborious and uncertain process of trying to persuade the UUA to responsibly acknowledge the regrettable fact that it has miserably failed, and even obstinately refused. . . to respond with genuine justice, equity, and compassion to my own and other people's clergy misconduct complaints arising from non-sexual forms of U*U clergy abuse, and to formally and publicly apologize to ALL of us and to responsibly reform the UUA's lax and flawed clergy misconduct. Isn't *that* an attempt to "build something worthwhile" Ellen?

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Monday, July 23, 2012

UUA President Rev. Peter Morales Inadvertently Kicks Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang aka Vicki Vicious In Her Big Fat U*U Balls. . .



"Poor Peacebang has become something of a caricature of late. She is a Big Fat U*U Symbol of Big Fat U*U Mean-Spiritedness, Big Fat U*U Cruelty and Big Fat U*U Clergy Image. She proudly promotes her actions designed simply to humiliate her victims. The UUA department of ministry has accumulated a mountain of evidence against her, yet drags its disciplinary feet while her "insulting and defamatory language" and threatening and defamatory conduct amounting to sexual harassment against "less than perfect" Republican state senators continue."

 UUA President Rev. Dr. Peter Morales (sorta)


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

How Reverend Doctor Peter Morales The Unitarian Universalist Association's Bull Shitter And Two Faced Hypocrite Sucks And Blows at The Same Time #1

Just saying. . .

RobinEdgar
20 July 2012 2:13AM
"Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces legal action, yet again, on charges that he has violated the rights of Latino citizens in Maricopa County, Arizona. Already, the county has paid out something like $50m in damages over the years."
I can't help but wonder how much the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations aka The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ would have to pay out if someone ever brought a class action lawsuit against it for its grossly negligent and effectively complicit responses to ALL manner of clergy misconduct complaints?
Meanwhile the UUA tries to censor and suppress whistle blowers and critics with highly questionable legal intimidation and legal bullying, even going so far as to outrageously hypocritically accuse me of the criminal act of blasphemous libel for allegedly making "unfounded and vicious allegations to the effect that ministers of the Association engage in such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape."
The key word here being *unfounded* of course. . .
No joke -
"More importantly, I pray that people will turn away from fear and demagogues."
ROTFLMU*UO!
Rev. Peter Morales is a fear mongering demagogue and Tin Pot U*U tyrant himself. One who clearly seeks to demonize and marginalize people as this Guardian Op/Ed piece clearly illustrates with potentially libelous accusations such as -
"The Maricopa sheriff's department has become a collection of thugs with badges."
If I said that the UUA's department of ministry has become a collection of "wolves in shepherd's clothing" Peter Morales would probably have Stikeman Elliott LLP Barristers & Solicitors send me an aggressive cease and desist demand letter accusing me of cruelty to animals or something. Does that sound just a tad ludicrous? Well no more ludicrous than the contents of the Stikeman Elliott mise en demeure that I received in early June accusing me of "threatening and defamatory conduct amounting to sexual harassment against she-wolves in shepherd's clothing." Oops! I mean "against women Unitarian Universalist ministers."
What are the grounds for this accusation you ask?
Being so "less than polite" as to blog that one hypocritical female Unitarian Universalist minister "sucks and blows at the same time" and daring to blog about a verbally and psychologically (not to mention physically. . .) abusive female U*U "pastor" who, amongst many other insulting and abusive attacks on people, blogged about her "sodomy fantasy" which obscenely and quite Sadistically imagined Republican U.S. state senator Bill Napoli "anally impaled on the Statue of Liberty's torch". I dare say that *that* sounds rather like "threatening and defamatory conduct amounting to sexual harassment" against senator Bill Napoli. . . No?
But this and other insulting and defamatory and otherwise abusive "unbecoming conduct" by the U*U "pastor" in question was deemed to be part of her "private life" and "outside of (her) professional role as a minister serving a congregation" by the UUA's department of ministry when I filed a formal clergy misconduct complaint against her in late 2006. I can't help but wonder if verbally and psychologically and indeed physically abusive U*U clergy can thus moonlight as BDSM Dominatrixes "outside of their professional role as a minister serving a congregation". . .
When during the April 2010 UUA Board of Trustees meeting I politely asked UUA President Morales to ensure that the UUA responsibly reopened and reexamined this and other highly questionable UUA clergy misconduct ruling he bluntly responded -
"We're not reopening something that's years and years and years old."
That's funny Peter. . .
Isn't the UUA rather foolishly, to say nothing of unethically. . . reopening something that is now a couple of year's older by more than a little bit questionably accusing me of sexual harassment of Rev. Dr. Vicki The Impaler? Indeed didn't the UUA recently reopen something that is centuries and centuries and centuries old by officially repudiating the Christian Doctrine of Discovery as part of its efforts to promote amnesty for "undocumented workers" aka *illegal* immigrants?
No one should be treated the way intolerant and abusive U*U clergy and their UUA enablers and protectors treat people. No one.
But you and other U*Us not only turn a willfully blind eye to all manner of U*U clergy abuse, you try to intimidate me into silence and even attempt misuse and abuse the Canadian Criminal Code to have "less than flattering" blog posts about abusive U*U clergy, incuding U*U rapists and pedophiles, legally "memory holed" don't you Peter?
I guess that makes you a Big Fat U*U Hypocrite aka yet another Unitarian Universalist minister who sucks and blows at the same time. . .
I guess you can now add yourself to the list of outrageously hypocritical U*U clergy who are victims of my "sexual harassment". . .
I look forward to the new mise en demeure from Stikeman Elliott. .
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The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Ever So Viciously Delivers A Shame Inducing aka Humiliating Kick In The Crotch To Big Fat U*U Hypocrites. . .

The Reverend Dave Owen-O’Quill has posted the following Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotation that I was not previously aware of:

"The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community. A boycott is never an end within itself. It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor but the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption."

In a brand spanking new 'news from the underground' blog post entitled -

 White Flour: Equipping Children to Fight Hatred

which presents Rev. Dave's take on 'White Flour', David LaMotte’s second children’s book, with illustrations by Jenn Hales, which, in Rev. Dr. Seussian style rhyme, tells the funny and inspiring story of the day that the Ku Klux Klan met the Coup Clutz Clowns, who offered a whimsical and wise retort to their racist rally. The poem that provides the text for the book was inspired by true events in Knoxville, TN in 2007. It is a 36-page hard-cover book, printed in Canada on Forest Stewardship Council-certified recycled paper with over 10% post-consumer content, and will also be released in several eBook formats.

End enlightened self-interest plagU*Urism of online publicity for 'White Flour'. . .

Herewith, without further Big Fat U*U Ado, is the plagU*Urized parody version of that particular Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotation which I posted as a comment in response to Rev. Dave's blog post -

An Emerson Avenger blog post is never an end within itself. It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor but the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption.

 end quote

Needless to say U*Us need to follow aka click on the embedded links to "get it". :-)

As an added bonus, here is a YouTube video of David LaMotte reading his children's poem 'White Flour' in Rev. Dr. Seussian style rhyme -


And. . .

As yet another Big Fat U*U Bonus, here is The Emerson Avenger's "fair use" parody photograph of his plagU*Urized version of that particular Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotation -


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Unitarian Universalism aka The U*U Movement aka *The* Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ Is Associated With Tawdry Behavior And Outrageous Hypocrisy


But don't take *my* word for it U*Us. . .

Take the word of UUA President *the* Reverend Doctor Peter Morales, as posted to his brand-spanking new ironically named 'Beyond Belief' blog post entitled -

Loss Of Confidence

OK so I tweaked President Morales' words just a little bit in order to make a Big Fat U*U Point or two. . .

At one level, one can hardly be surprised at the decline of confidence in The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™. Persons of inherent worth and dignity have seen a few of the scandals of U*U clergy sexual abuse that the UUA was quite regrettably unable to cover-up and hide, to say absolutely nothing of non-sexual forms of U*U clergy abuse such as Peacebang's Big Fat U*U Sodomy Fantasy which *could* be construed as sexual harassment of, and even threatening language towards. . . South Dakota state senator William "Bill" Napoli. Big Fat U*U Scandals that were largely ignored, and all too often tolerated and even outright condoned, by the Unitarian Universalist "Church".

If “The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™” were a brand, many would conclude that that Big Fat U*U *Brand* was in Big Fat U*U trouble these days. . . Increasingly people of inherent worth and dignity associate Unitarian Universalism aka *The* Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ aka The U*U Movement with tawdry behavior and with outrageous hypocrisy. . .

Yes, there is an even bigger Big Fat U*U Picture as well. . . U*U Welcoming Congregations that are "less than welcoming", if not outright repelling visitors by giving many persons of inherent worth and dignity the corpse-cold Unitarian shoulder. U*U "churches" that are "less than authentic" aka hypocritical, if not outright fraudulent. . . are dwindling and even dying a corpse-cold Unitarian death. All kinds of alternative spiritual practices are also happening *outside* the Big Fat U*U "Walls" of such tiny, declining, Unitarian Universalist "churches".

This is a volatile and vulnerable time for all those other "obsolete religions", not just our "tiny, declining, fringe religion." It is also a time *rich* with Big Fat U*U Implausibility aka incredulity aka being all but completely "Beyond Belief". . . I am absolutely convinced that we Unitarian Universalists have more potential for tawdry behavior and hypocrisy than "others". The U*U Movement has a message of openness for intolerance. U*Us obstinately refuse to work for compassion and justice for victims of clergy misconduct, to say nothing of victims of other injustices and abuses in the U*U World. . . U*Uism offers an UNSAFE SECT that nurtures intolerant and abusive aka "less than safe" U*U clergy like Rev. Ray Drennan and Rev. Victoria Weinstein just for starters. . .. Our Big Fat U*U Challenge is to seize this Big Fat U*U Opportunity presented to us by The Emerson Avenger to miss another yet another Unitarian Universalist opportunity to responsibly CHANGE our shamefully tawdry behavior and outrageously hypocritical words. . .

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Repeatedly Bitch Slaps Unitarian Universalist Hypocrites On All Four Cheeks Of Their Hypocritical Two Faces. . .


"Perhaps the worst sin in life is knowing right and not doing it."

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."

"A right delayed is a right denied."

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."

"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings U*Us face to face with another problem."

"Rarely do we find U*Us who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost Universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some U*Us more than having to think."

"A nation, or civilization, or tiny, declining, fringe religion for that matter. . . that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan."

"I submit to U*Us that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will."

"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the U*U World better."

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

"We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive."

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."



Just click on this "thumbnail" if you want 
to be able to see the Big Fat U*U Picture
and read the "less than fine" print. . .

"When you U*Us are right you cannot be too radical; when you U*Us are wrong, you cannot be too conservative."

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you U*Us are what U*Us ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."

"I have a dream that Unitarian Universalist clergy will one day live in a U*U World where they will not be judged by the color of their clergy shirt, but by the content of their character. . ."

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rev. Dr. Meredith Garmon Ph.D. And Sociopathic Unitarian Universalist Clergy - What's The Connection?

Rev. Dr. Meredith Garmon, Ph.D., minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, Florida, has brought up the subject of sociopathy aka psychopathy aka "anti-social behavior" in the 'From Evil to Sociopathy' post of his Lake Chalice blog as part of his recent series of blog posts regarding what is commonly known as evil. In light of the fact that a certain percentage of the population are sociopaths, and furthermore. . . in light of the fact that sociopaths are known to seek positions of power and prestige in society, it stands to good old Unitarian Reason that a certain percentage of Unitarian Universalist ministers aka "pastors" are sociopaths aka psychopaths aka "wolves in shepherd's clothing" as it were. . .

I *had* been meaning to blog about this topic for some time now so I hereby thank Rev. Dr. Meredith Garmon for:

A) reminding me to finally get around to blogging about sociopathic Unitarian Universalist clergy

and

B) providing me with a Big Fat U*U Foil to play off. . .

Without further ado here is the (typo corrected) comment that I just posted in response to Rev. Dr. Meredith Garmon's 'From Evil to Sociopathy' blog post -

I wonder how many Unitarian Universalist ministers are sociopaths?

The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV-TR), gives the prevalence of psychopathy as 3% in males and 1% in females, however it is known that sociopaths tend to seek positions of prestige and/or power in society so one could reasonably expect that the percentages would be higher for clergy of all kinds, not just Unitarian Universalist clergy. But let's stick with the provided percentages and calculate how many sociopathic North American U*U clergy there are using those statistics in conjunction with official UUA statistics.

According to these comparatively recent UUA membership statistics there were 1,752 fellowshipped U*U clergy in 2009. Let's round that up to 1800 in light of the fairly steady increase in the number of fellowshipped U*U clergy who only numbered 856 in 1961 and 1559 at the turn of the millennium. For the sake of argument we will deem that the ratio of male to female U*U clergy is approximately 4-6 or so these days. That would provide a figure of 720 male U*U ministers and 1080 female U*U ministers, this of course notwithstanding the fact that a certain percentage of U*U clergy may not identify as being 100% male or female. Three percent of 720 is 21 or so, one percent of 1080 is 10 or so, Thus, based on the American Psychiatric Association's statistics, we can reasonably expect that there are at least 30 fellowshipped Unitarian Universalist ministers in the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations who are sociopaths, with at least 20 of them being males and at least 10 of them being females.


Now we can play the "Guess The Sociopathic Unitarian Universalist Minister Guessing Game"! 


I can think of several sociopathic U*U ministers just of the top of my head. . .




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