Yes, I know I always catch up with hot trends two years after the fact. “Oh My Gods: The Pagan Based Comic Strip for the Polytheistic Masses” ran a spoof of Unitarian Universalism back in June, 2004. Unitarian Universalists are portrayed as the Borg from the Star Trek movies, assimilating all other religious traditions into their own bland, tasteless religious mash. In my favorite strip from this “Oh My Gods” series, the dialogue goes like this:
Kay, the leader of the Spiritual Fish cult: “So you guys just go around assimilating other religions and then arguing over proper ways to have spiritual worship?”
UU borg members in unison: “Yes we wouldn’t want to offend anyone. We have to make sure we have at least one person from each social, gender, and sexual class before we can practice equally.”
Kay: “I haven’t seen spirituality this watered down since they tried to say Beltane wasn’t about sex.” Link
What?! Did I hear wincing coming from my Unitarian Universalist readers? Then read the whole series — the UU character is introduced to “Oh My Gods!” here, and the series on UU assimilating other religions starts here.