Thursday, January 05, 2012

Unitarian Universalism as One Big Codependent System–disagreement as pathology

Treating disagreements pathologically as disease -as SC does below- rather than just plain old disagreements strikes me a bit of an insult. A break with our covenants to gather not in agreement, but simply paper-overing disagreement as your disease, without our responsibility for taking you seriously at all.  Your not worthy of debunking or argument; you’re just sort of sick, even though we might seem kindly in our nursing.

I am exploring in which the anti-Christian sentiments found throughout Unitarian Universalism can be seen and understood as aversion addiction.

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3 comments:

Robin Edgar said...

It should be noted that your "SC" is Rev. Tony Lorenzen and is not to be confused with another UU blogger from South Carolina. . .

I am not big on the UU proclivity to maliciously pathologize people who they disagree with (or who disagree with them) but I think that Rev. Tony Lorenzen actually has made a fair number of quite valid points in his recent blog posts which suggest that the anti-Christian, and more broadly anti-religious, intolerance and bigotry that is so prevalent in the Unitarian Universalist religious community is at least comparable to aversion addiction.

Bill Baar said...

It's a bad habit IMO to get into Robin, but what a change to see you defending a UU cleric.

Robin Edgar said...

Actually I quite often acknowledge when UU clerics make valid points, especially when their points align closely (or even 100%) with valid points that I am making. . . I have numerous blog posts that start off saying "But don't take *my* word for it U*Us". . . Like this recent TEA blog post. :-) OTOH That introduction to a TEA blog post is not *always* an indication that I agree with what these U*U clerics say.