March 16th, 2018

Hollywood and science fiction have long convinced us that ‘post-apocalyptic’ is a dark and dreary adjective, but it doesn’t have to be, argues our latest guest writer. What if the Apocalypse could actually bring about some good? Continue reading

February 6th, 2018

Justin Trudeau believes it’s time to move on from the term “mankind”. During a town hall event last week, the Canadian Prime Minister interrupted a young woman in the audience, telling her not to use the term “mankind” and instead say “peoplekind.” Continue reading

August 18th, 2014

Discussions on religion often revolve around the profound differences which exist between people of various backgrounds of belief. How on earth, for example, can an atheist find common ground with a Muslim, or a pagan with a Baptist? Although the … Continue reading

April 24th, 2012

Disclaimer: The following article is a satire. Satire is the use of irony and sarcasm to criticize an argument or expose its faults and absurdities by pretending to defend it. It explicitly states the opposite of what it means. Pastor … Continue reading

April 12th, 2012

Negative attitudes towards women, blacks, gays, and other marginalized groups might have a new explanation. A recent study suggests that “low-effort” thinking promotes conservative ideology, adding to previous research indicating a link between conservatism and lower IQ levels. It is … Continue reading

April 9th, 2012

The obesity epidemic in America is more severe than ever. In previous blog entries the Universal Life Church Monastery has discussed the link between health and religion, but this isn’t enough. Churches and other religious groups need to take a … Continue reading

April 2nd, 2012

A district court in Maine has released an internal document from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) outlining the group’s strategy for fighting marriage equality. According to the document, the group’s goal is to pit blacks and Latinos against the … Continue reading

March 19th, 2012

Here on the ULC Monastery blog we like to bring our readers’ attention to the current state of the social justice landscape. Because a big part of the church’s mission is to forge a sense of equality and solidarity, we … Continue reading

March 15th, 2012

Since the 1980’s, when the Universal Life Church Monastery was still a homeless shelter and an old Seattle church, we have called upon the nations to disarm against one another and coordinate a defense project to re-purpose our weapons of … Continue reading

March 8th, 2012

It turns out that going to church might not make you happier after all. Some studies have suggested that religiosity helps prevent depression, but a new study challenges this hypothesis, opening doors to new explanations for the relationship between religion … Continue reading