Sunday, May 01, 2005

Beware the Unitarian Jihad!

Jon Carroll passed on a communication from a group calling itself Unitarian Jihad in a column that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 8. Okay, he probably wrote the whole thing himself -- here's a paragraph from the article

Greetings to the Imprisoned Citizens of the United States. We are Unitarian Jihad. There is only God, unless there is more than one God. The vote of our God subcommittee is 10-8 in favor of one God, with two abstentions. Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation noted the possibility of there being no God at all, and his objection was noted with love by the secretary.

It's unclear whether Carroll is himself a UU (Unitarian Universalist), but people inside and outside the faith are signing up and adopting a nom de guerre (nom de paix?) and threatening to send packages of cookies to people they like.

You need not be UU to join, and the Unitarian Jihad has no connection with the Unitarian Universalist Association. While there are generators here and here, you can probably make a name up on your own. For most people of will do nicely, though sometimes "Unexalted" appears in front. Thus, Yamaneko's nom de paix is "Brother Joyous Shiv of Lovingkindness".

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