‘Doesn’t this guy have anything better to do?’ We keep hearing this question with regard to Robin Edgar, repeated almost as often as his own perseverations. That got us thinking of things this man could do instead of wasting so much time and energy pointlessly attacking Unitarian Universalists, from picketing over and over again, to lodging the same tired complaints on his blog (and, unfortunately, the comment pages of other blogs).
So, in the spirit of David Letterman, here are our Top Ten suggestions for alternatives to Robin Edgar’s ridiculous anti-UU antics.
10) Start his own religion. If he is so convinced he could do a better job than the current (or, for that matter, any) leadership of the UUA, then why not form his own church in Montreal, and help others start similar communities elsewhere. Since this whole thing apparently started over his revelation, then why not make it the centrepiece of a new spiritual movement?
9) Get a (second?) job. It’s not clear whether Robin Edgar is gainfully employed. If not, then he could at least try to get some full-time employment. If so, then why not channel all of that energy into a second job?
8) Take a writing course. God only knows his hackneyed rants show a need!
7) Start dating. None of his writings indicate he has a significant other. Well, how could he, what with spending all of his time typing rants on his blog, making new picket signs, picketing the Montreal church, travelling to picket other UU churches and meetings? Who knows what might happen if he made room in his life for somebody else?
6) Volunteer. There are so many people in need of care and assistance: elderly, disabled, children from disadvantaged single parent homes. So why not put all that energy and emotion into helping them, instead of tearing others down in a vain attempt to aggrandise himself?
5) Join a real protest movement. There are also worthy causes whose leaders would welcome somebody willing to stand hours at a time holding a sign, or make video records of newsworthy events.
4) Go to the gym. If Robin Edgar can lug video equipment and signs all over Montreal, he could improve his health by lifting weights and running on a treadmill.
3) Go to the library. Or, he could pick up some books, and fill his mind with something more constructive than his obsessive fixations.
2) Meditate. These are not the actions of somebody who has found peace. What would happen if he managed to do so?
And the number one suggestion, not only from us but from so many who have read his online tirades or witnessed his antics on the street…
1) Get therapy!