[quote author=“nancy2001”]Universism is a cult-like website that was disguised to look like a “religion” for atheists, agnostics, and other freethinkers but was really cynical money making scheme with a hodge-podge of postmodernism. Early this year, Universism’s founder (a 29 year old medical student who legally changed his name to Ford Vox) managed to attract a startling amount of national publicity for a tiny group with less than 100 active members. Ford soon antagonized the atheists and agnostics who quit this spring, and the group disbanded. But Ford has already launched his return—like a bad rash, he’ll be back.
Sounds positively radioactive.
It doesn’t surprise me that he makes use of postmodernism. A better way to confuse and obscure the mind has never been invented by humankind.
I am also always very skeptical of people touting “atheist religions” or atheist belief systems that depend essentially on some sort of special revealed knowledge, text or guru. There was a guy around here recently pushing Urantia, which he claimed was cooked up as an atheist religion. Given its founding history, I’d not be surprised if the same was true of Scientology.
Atheists can be as bamboozled as anyone else with this stuff. Stick with the enlightenment values of clarity, transparency, free inquiry, reason and experiment and leave that religious garbage for others.