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?