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

Friday, December 22, 2006

A "Human Rights"? Lawyer Declares That The Emerson Avenger Possesses Reason!

As I was protesting again today in front of the Quebec Human Rights Commission a man exited from the building carrying a large sample-case type of briefcase. He read my picket sign slogans that were directly facing him which said -

LA COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE DU QUÉBEC TOLÈRE L'INTOLÉRANCE ANTI-RELIGIEUSE

and

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONDONES RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE AND BIGOTRY

He looked me straight in the eye and said,

"Vous avez raison."

A totally literal word-for-word translation of that French phrase would be "You have reason."

That's just the kind of thing a Unitarian, even an unjustly excommunicated Unitarian who is seriously debating just how closely he even wants to associate himself with what Ralph Waldo Emerson called "corpse-cold Unitarianism". . . would want to hear.

In short he was saying, "You're right."

I asked "Est-ce que vous etes un avocat?" ("Are you a lawyer?") as his large sample case clearly suggested that he was a lawyer, and he answered that he was indeed a lawyer. He then suggested that I should sue the Quebec Human Rights Commission ("Vous devez les poursuivre.") and added, "Ils font absolument rien." ("They do absolutely nothing.") which certainly does correspond with my own bitter experience of the QHRC which, in at least one significant way, was actually worse than if they had done "absolutely nothing". . . This lawyer, who I can reasonably assume is a human rights lawyer who has some experience in dealing with the QHRC, went on to say how lodging a human rights complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission was just a useless waste of time as he continued on his way. I would have to concur.

It is of course very gratifying to receive outspoken validation and moral support of my protest against the failure of the Quebec Human Rights Commission to responsibly address human rights violations involving religious discrimination and harassment from a lawyer who presumably has some direct personal experience with the QHRC. I have also been getting plenty of validation and moral support from the general public, including some people who have their own bad experiences with the Quebec Human Rights Commission. I have been getting a fair number of thumbs up from the public including two thumbs up twice over from a 60 something gentleman who looked me in the eyes, smiled and displayed two thumbs up on entering the building and again on leaving the building. Some of the office workers didn't take me all that seriously at first, and a few even mocked me vis a vis that nasty four letter word "cult", but after explaining what my protest is all about I have gained their respect and interest and some are asking me serious questions about the issue.

The Solar Temple cult is in the news these days because a former leader of the Solar Temple was just acquitted of encouraging the mass suicides of 1994 and 1995. A young office worker asked me if the 'C' word on my picket signs referred to the Solar Temple cult. I explained how Rev. Ray Drennan and other Montreal U*Us had labeled Creation Day as a "cult" to my face. I then told him that in fact the former President of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, Frank Greene, had made a "joke" that snidely insinuated a link between Creation Day and the Solar Temple cult in the fall of 1994 not long after the first mass suicides had been reported in the news. A young woman chimed in and said, "Shouldn't you be in front of your church?" and I responded by saying, "Don't worry I am. . ."

3 Comments:

Blogger indrax said...

It doesn't suprise me that you get superficial support. You sound very reasonable at first.

But there are many details you refuse to go into, even with people who have offered to help you.

Some questions, like "What exactly did Drennan say?" or "What is the context of and 'silliness and fantasy' and 'professional help'?" are met not with simple direct answers, but with accusations of Denial Ignorace and Minimization. Often you simply ignore questions.

These people on the street don't know your history of disruptively inserting your agenda into online forums. Of rudely making people 'chow down on their own words' just because they were Unitarian and proud of it.

These people don't know how hard you were trying to push your beliefs into Unitarian Universalism.

I'd be surprised if you even told them that Rev. Drennan denied saying at least some of the things you claim he said.

So again, it doesn't surprise me that you get token support from the uninformed, but no one stands up for you.

Friday, December 22, 2006 9:53:00 pm  
Blogger The Emerson Avenger said...

This SPAM from the Anonymous U*U indrax troll has been dealt with in the 'Arguing With indrax' thread where any and all future comments from indrax will be responded to if they are responded to at all. . .

Saturday, December 23, 2006 6:19:00 pm  
Blogger The Emerson Avenger said...

Subsequent off-topic SPAM comments have been moved to the U*U Hole thread.

Friday, December 29, 2006 8:48:00 pm  

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