Friday, April 08, 2005

Unitarian Jihad

What more do I need to say? Jon Carroll is on a roll. Or maybe this will only be funny to Unitarian Universalists. But really, isn't it time for religious zealotry a moderate can get behind?


Anonymous L.N. Hammer said...

It's funny, but I suspect more funny to a Unitarian. The Quaker version would have entirely different jokes.


8:51 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

I immediately sent it to the minister (UU) of my congregation in New York. I particularly liked the names of the committee members.

10:49 AM  
Blogger claire said...

"Sister Machine Gun of Enlightened Compassion" am I (per a post from _Electrolite_).


As a former Catholic I can live with this. And kick some administration butt...


7:55 PM  
Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

At the risk of sounding like a poop, I have to say that this Jon Carroll column was pretty lame. Readers of the San Francisco Chronicle like to imagine that when one of its columnists serves up a satire, it's not the kind of satire that could be found in, say, the Duluth daily newspaper -- but this one certainly could be. The jokes about Unitarians you hear on "The Simpsons" are more barbed.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

I don't really count myself as a San Franciscan yet, but I still found the piece funny (and would have, even if it had originated in Duluth). I've been on UU committees that are just this side of Unitarian Jihad.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

I don't want to suggest anyone shouldn't find the piece funny (though I didn't), and to elaborate would be to belabor. But it has been widely cited online as something surpassingly witty, and I found in it the standard so-so Unitarian japes, at length.

Certainly his suggestion that Unitarians are more concerned in not giving offense than in any particular conviction is untrue.

5:29 AM  

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