I think I know why I’ve had such a hard time getting back into blogging. I just can’t convince myself there’s much I can add that would help. I classify my various criticisms of Unitarian Universalism, liturgical tidbits and data ponderings in the same way: a foundation on which others can make some good. But I suspect the social forces are too strong for our religious fellowship’s poorly-resourced and gentilly not-hardly-countercultural ways. (And I don’t have much hope for most religious institutions, whatever their basis.)
And reading the UUA Board’s recent meeting agenda hardly filled me with hope. I might comment on that, if I thought it would do any good. When I have something to write, I’ll be back.
I think I get what you are writing about here. I’ve gone through my own stages of attempting to be a loyal critic — but almost all of the time end up feeling like my witness serves no purpose. And nothing I talk about ever comes to much change. And this sometimes leaves me feeling powerless, and wondering if people simply view me as a whiner who won’t “get with the program”. And that is a rather negative feeling.