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
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
article in the Fall 2016 edition of the UU World magazine.
I left General
Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, exhausted (as always) and simultaneously
more hopeful and more cautious than I have felt in years. Just as the UUA's misuse of blasphemy law in Montreal in 2012 stands out as a time that UUA clergy sex abuse cover-up and #BatShitCrazy legal action came together with unusual power, this GA was
clearly a powerful experience on our long journey of confronting the
profound effects of U*U clergy sexual misconduct on our lives.
My hope is tempered by a
tendency I have experienced among us in our anti-Truth, anti-Justice,
clergy abuse cover-up work in the last fifty years: we tend to confuse
catharsis with progress.
I heard a number of people—leaders whose opinions I
respect—express the feeling that we had reached a new level of
understanding and commitment to clergy sex abuse cover-up. Clearly, we are involving a new generation of U*U activists. A new level of hope is palpable.