As far as we can tell, Dan Furmansky has never done anything to Robin Edgar. Apparently, that’s not good enough for the self-proclaimed “Emerson Avenger.”
Furmansky, current manager of the UUA’s Standing on the Side of Love Campaign, is now the latest recipient of “the Robin Edgar Treatment”, which goes something like this…
First, Robin Edgar reads something you have written online. Sounds innocent enough, except that Robin Edgar seems unable to read anything regarding Unitarian Universalism without looking for an excuse to lash out at Unitarian Universalists. So when Furmansky calls for supporting religious freedom for Muslims in the United States, Robin Edgar then sends a post to the Campaign’s blog, accusing UUA President Peter Morales of being anti-Muslim.
Obviously, Robin Edgar does not understand what tolerance actually means. Morales and other UUs may disagree with the tenets of Islam, or any other religious position, yet still uphold the right of people who hold to those views to worship and live freely in a free society. That is tolerance, and that is the philosophy behind the Standing on the Side of Love Campaign’s support for the Cordoba House project, and for President Obama’s defense of religious freedom for all Americans.
Of course, it won’t end there. No doubt Furmansky will choose not to publish Robin Edgar’s comment, as is his right as blogsite moderator. The likely reaction will be to accuse Furmansky of “censorship” for doing so, not to mention joining in some vast UU conspiracy against him personally. Remember, if you are not with Robin Edgar all the way, then you must be against him, and since those against him are guilty of “injustices, abuses and hypocrisy”, then you must be, too.
We are sure that Dan Furmansky has better things to do than worry about the ravings of this man. So we encourage him to do what he feels is best as both campaign manager and blog moderator.
Besides, as we have said before, there is no way to win with Robin Edgar. Question him, and he attacks you. Ignore him, and he still attacks you. Try to help him, and sooner or later he goes after you for not supporting him enough.
So, carry on, Dan. Do what is right. Just be careful if you ever decide to visit Montreal.