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I Might have been hasty in condemning the Universal Life Church. Most of their bad reputation comes from their willingness to ordain anyone. They are accused of being an “ordination mill”. But, the founder has a reason. Their stated beliefs on their website are, and I quote.
“The Universal Life Church has no traditional doctrine. We as an organization believe in that which is right. Each individual has the privilege and responsibility to determine what is right for themselves, as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others. We do not stand between you and your God. We are active advocates of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.”
That sounds a lot like my statement about Yehoshvah. That everyone has their own relationship with God and we do not impose our beliefs on other members. Same concept.
Yehoshvah will never have a strong affiliation with the ULC but, in hindsight I do not see it as a bad place to “hand my hat on” so to speak.
Of the founder is said:
“Kirby James Hensley (July 23, 1911 – March 19, 1999) was the president and founder of the Universal Life Church (ULC.)
Hensley was born as second in a family of seven children on July 23, 1911, in the mountains of Lowgap, North Carolina. For over 65 years he studied and preached religion throughout the United States. An illiterate his entire life, he hired people to read the Bible to him and later listened to recordings of the Bible on tape”
– The Holy Bible for the 21st Century, U.L.C. Printing Dept.
I have a closer affiliation with my local monastery The Weston Priory. I think both affiliations are good but, Yehoshvah is completely independent.