Quotes by Univesal Members

A few of the statements by our members when they were asked, Why are you: An Agnostic, Atheist, Freethinker, Heretic, Humanist, Infidel, Non-Theist, Rationalist, Skeptic, Unbeliever,….

“Because I was tired of lying to myself.” -Raven

“No mother {or father/guardian} should  put an outdated dogmatic religion over the mind of their child.” -Bobbi 

“By 2003, I was beginning to see, that dogmatic religion was not good for me.” -Bobbi

“I get to keep my 10% and sleep in on Sundays.” -Tracy

“I refuse to let others judge me knowing they don’t believe either, they just pretend to believe to feel better about themselves.”                -Ethan 

“Once the bricks of religion were removed from my neck, a huge burden was lifted from me!” -Raven

“Why would a creator God care how I dress, what I eat,  what music I listen to, and who I have sex with?” -Tracy

“A cup of coffee, and a bookstore is my church. I never have to pay to be read the SAME chapter of ONE book over, and over, and over again!” -Raven

What Do You Say When You Sneeze?

When we know a person is a Freethinker and they sneeze, we asked them if they are okay? Why? Because when you sneeze, your heart stops. If you are okay then we can continue life, if one does not respond or says no, emergency action is required. That is the “logical” thing to do! 

We respond in a different manner to theists friends/family that do not know our non-theist position. Some members don’t say anything. 

AronRa Video

I first heard this guy on someone’s video from the Reason Rally!

Real Time with Bill Maher

Very well said.

This is worth hearing

The Cult Test Part One:

1. The Guru is always right.                                                                                         

    No – We are not always right.

2. You are always wrong.                                                                                          

 No – members can be right or wrong.

3. No Exit.                                                                                                          

  Yes, you can come and go as you please.

4. No Graduates.                                                                                                   

     Learning is a continuous process but there will be others more advanced than I am.

5. Cult-speak.                                                                                                      

  Not fully developed at this time, but all groups/friends have their own words, right?

6. Group-think.                                                                                                 

        Members are required to think for themselves.

7. Irrationality.                                                                                                          

         No – we are rational.

8. Suspension of disbelief.                                                                                 

  Disbelief is your right, for if you are wrong, you learn from your mistakes.

9. Denigration of competing sects, cults, religions.                                             

       No, not concerned with what other groups do as long as they don’t attack us.

10. Personal attacks on critics.                                                                              

   Not noticed enough to have critics.

11. Insistence that the cult is THE ONLY WAY.                                                     

 Nope, if we don’t fit into your lifestyle/culture, then go your own way.

12. The cult and its members are special.                                                              

  No, we are the same matter as the rest.

13. Induction of guilt and the use of guilt to manipulate cult members.            

  No guilt-trips here.

14. Dogma, Unquestionable Dogma, and Sacred Science.                            

Question everything, do research. See questions 4, 6, and 8 answers.

     15. Indoctrination of members.
      Yeah, check out my website.

16. Appeals to “holy” or “wise” authorities.
It’s up to us to become wise authorities.

17. Instant Community.
Maybe later, but for now we are an online community.

18. Instant Intimacy.
No, we are intimate only with our mate. 

19. Surrender To The Cult.
 We don’t ask that you hand over your property.

20. Giggly wonderfulness and starry-eyed faith.
People are happy, but not strung-out.

21. Personal testimonies of earlier converts.
If loving yourself changed your life for good, we’d love to hear about it.

22. The cult is self-absorbed.
No. Not us!

23. Dual Purposes.
No. The Agenda is to live your life!

24. Aggressive Recruiting.
We aren’t aggressive enough.

25. Deceptive Recruiting.
Being you is not a deception.

Getting Tired

Hello? Is anyone out there? 

Well, I know it’s been a long time since I made a new post, or even showed another link to a freethinker’s site/video/blog, but I have been busy just being me! *Whew!*

It is not easy living in secret, and yes there are a bunch of freethinkers who will say “Hey! Come out of the closet!” Well, it is NOT that EASY for everyone to do that. 

It would be nice if some multi-billionaire Atheist help support freethinkers with financial aid/jobs/housing, but until that happens some freethinkers will stay quiet, in a closet somewhere while depending on “Fundy-Theist” for financial support: This includes, but not limited to jobs, housing, college tuition, etc.

I am proud of those who are able to debate, say out loud they are Atheist and proud! Your blogs and videos are NOT in vain. Even though members of my group as well as myself cannot afford to say we are Freethinkers/Humanist/Rationalists/Agnostics, we may very well be the ones to increase the % of Non-Religious people on the next Census. 

I am so happy to be a freethinker. I love spending my Sundays @home watching the ball game in my underwear with a nice cold drink instead of dressing up, listening to someone tell me “if you don’t live this way, you will burn in hell for eternity.” 

I want to leave this quote from Mr. Williams, “If God doesn’t like me, let God tell me, Not You!”