by Nina Stabey, BcHSci, Goonellabah, Australia
Friday 12 October, 2012 was my first exposure to the antics of Rev. Dr. David Millikan live.
He had asked to come on stage at a public gathering at the Lennox Head Community Centre in Northern NSW and speak to the 150 individuals who were there to listen to a presentation on Esoteric Medicine by Serge Benhayon. Unfortunately, this presentation was hijacked and did not take place. Instead we were all subject to the unscrupulous, skewed and manipulative ways of Rev. Dr. David Millikan.
Millikan needs to get his facts straight!
His accusations: Universal Medicine is a cult.
By his own very words, “They (cults) are extreme in the demands they place on people in terms of their time, their money and their social life.” (David Millikan, Television interview, 2004).
TRUTH – there are ABSOLUTELY NO demands placed on any person by Universal Medicine in regards to:
- Attendance at presentations or workshops: all are welcome to come and go as they please.
- Financial obligations: there is no joining fee, no membership fee, no pressure to ‘buy’ a seat to attend presentations.
- Social requirements: there are no rules or regulations as to who can come, all are welcome and there are NO verbal or written rules about how to conduct one’s life.
As Millikan himself has stated: “The essential difference between a cult and other religious organisations is the question of freedom. People in legitimate religious groups have the freedom to decide for themselves how involved they’ll be, how much of the theology of the church they’ll accept, how much money they’ll give, how they dispose of their social life and so on. In a cult this freedom is not allowed.” (Television interview, 2004).
Hmm… interesting… could Universal Medicine be a new religion, one that Millikan is having personal difficulty accepting?
Part 2: David Millikan: Digest this (Part 2)
Part 3: Stew On This… Part 3
79 thoughts on “David Millikan: Eat Your Words! (Part 1)”
Universal Medicine is a religion, and science and philosophy. From this article and the many criteria that class groups as a cult, none of the criteria makes Universal Medicine a cult?? This is fact.
Part of the anti-cult business is to ´discover´ new cults and to have them listed, watched etc. No one can take their business away. Yet, for them to succeed, we have to buy what they try to sell us.
Good question and perhaps it is – somebody who has an invested interest in another religion is perhaps more likely to be against another. History shows exactly that – the ottoman empire, the bloody Mary massacres and more.
Yes I think the absolute freedom Universal Medicine presents to its participants annoys the heck out of David Millikan. It might just expose that he is the one in a cult, but it seems this he cannot see for himself. After all, it would appear he was the one pushing opinions down people’s throats when on stage?
Personal agenda comes into this and there are no lengths they will not go to to prove their reason right, and here in lies their downfall – playing out to their own detriment, for the last 6 years. They have no a leg to stand on.
How skewed is it that a business such as Universal Medicine has been called a ‘cult’? Serge Benhayon, who owns the business, doesn’t even advertise! I have never felt imposed on by Universal Medicine as to when or what event I pay for, and that is since my involvement from 2012. To me it’s like any other business I patronise, I simply walk in and out and help myself to products or services based on my free will. This media attack feels a lot like calling something you don’t understand names because you feel threatened by how different it is. Not only is calling Universal Medicine a ‘cult’ ridiculous, but to attack an organisation without true investigative journalism is a clear sign of corruption in the media.
Eating words is not necessarily a problem unless the words are just blatant lies, in whose case, is not a very good idea because they are poison (not poisson in French).
I have never felt any imposition whatsoever from Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine to be a student of The Way of The Livingness. If I’d had in the 12 years I have been attending I certainly would have left by now, which was the case before I came across Universal Medicine when I joined up with people and groups that very soon became clear they were not truly supporting me but were there for themselves.
It seems to me that David Millikan could be feeling very threatened by Universal Medicine. Why else would he appear to be so offended by its mere existence and then make up so many stories about it that I, for one, know are not true? Sad really.
Universal Medicine is an organisation whose doors are wide open, for people to walk in and out of as they choose, if David Millikan had done his research he would know that, to call Universal Medicine a cult is so far from the truth.
Millikan has one problem. Universal Medicine is no cult. So, none of his strange theories really apply to it.
Someone that wanted to know what a Universal Medicine presentation was about only had to attend these very affordable and public, at that time, Friday night events. On the other hand, someone that wants to make cheap TV only has to aggressively and dramatically jump from the crowd and shove cameras in women, men and children’s faces whilst someone on stage (David Milikan) called them names. Simple really but very below the belt considering we are in a local community centre, that was open to the general public and there is no obligation to stay. The things that were being said on stage by David implied there was some kind of evidence of wrongdoing or a secret Commune, but alas to me, that’s what Davids performance was all about; matter did it not about facts or truth, he got the footage he needed.
David Millikan clearly demonstrated that he has no interest in the facts and truth of Universal Medicine only in his own agenda of self-promotion.
It is amazing to observe how words can be used with out the simple presence of mind of your previous words, that are in complete contradiction to what is now being spoken of. Why is it that this is not questioned? This is clear evidence of a body being driven and used, for why would a person go against their own convictions, unless this was so?
Enjoyable read Nina. I get to hang out with people like you at these workshops and courses etc.. love it! I do not compare to those outside of Universal Medicine because we are all the same. The major difference is before I came to Universal Medicine was, I did not know I had a choice. Now I do this is true freedom.
I love this Nina, short and sweet and to the point – interesting that people use the word ‘cult’ to try and incite fear and demean a Religion that is very beautiful and true.
Nina you have raised some very important points. I concur completely with the truth you have stated. There are no demands placed on anyone by anyone. People choose to go to courses, workshops have healing sessions etc or not and no one is judged for whatever their choices are. This has been my own personal experience too.
Thank you Nina. Based on the description of what constitutes a cult from David Millikan himself and my personal experience of almost 6 years worth of Universal Medicine events I am very clear that I have the absolute freedom to choose what I do, what I take part in and when I leave. Freedom to choose is the cornerstone of Universal Medicine presentations, lived and presented in its fullness by Serge Benhayon. In fact I am more free now, through my involvement with Universal Medicine than I was beforehand – and what a joy it is.
Great question Nina. One that I am sure will be asked more and more in the coming years, and the more it is asked, the more Universal Medicine will be discussed. The more it is discussed the more it will be researched. In that we who have chosen to live from the place of stillness that resides within us all are essentially the leading lights to all who will feel the pull to know more, to sense the truth held and to then choose the same truth.
It is great that you have used Millikan’s own words to disprove his accusations and expose his lies…making what he attempted even more disgraceful and undeniably, religious persecution.
If David had of done the same stunt to prove people were Jewish, Muslim, or Catholic, imagine the outrage? We know it’s inherently wrong to persecute others but introduce the word ‘cult’ and falsely label others and it can justify all manner of abuses.
“Could Universal Medicine be a new religion, one that David Millikan is having personal difficulty accepting?’ It appears to be so, by his misleading accusations. Universal Medicine is a religion called The Way of the Livingness and is based on the teachings of The Ageless Wisdom and I have chosen it freely as my way.
Brilliant Nina – The Way of the Livingness is true religion and calling it anything other than this is absolute rot.
It is obvious David Millikan did not research Universal Medicine at all, for if he did he would have found that ‘The Way of the Livingness’ is a true religion with complete freedom and no rules or dogma.
“As Millikan himself has stated: “The essential difference between a cult and other religious organisations is the question of freedom. People in legitimate religious groups have the freedom to decide for themselves how involved they’ll be, how much of the theology of the church they’ll accept, how much money they’ll give, how they dispose of their social life and so on. In a cult this freedom is not allowed.” (Television interview, 2004).” So, by his own definition, Millikan cannot label Unimed as a cult – as there is no coercion of any kind – in fact complete freedom to come and go at any time- and no judgement. As you continue – “Hmm… interesting… could Universal Medicine be a new religion, one that Millikan is having personal difficulty accepting?” A great point Nina.
Universal Medicine is the most open organisation that I’ve ever come across. There are no rules, no dictatorship and there’s no-one ringing you up after an event or if you choose to never return. Everyone is given the space and freedom to make their own choices.
I agree with what you share here Nina, Universal Medicine is not a cult it’s a true religion that people like David Millikan have issues with accepting.
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