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Religion by Reason and Design

Welcome to the Aaltuit website. Here you'll find news, articles, weblinks, lists and bulletins about the Aaltuit religion plus information about related religions and philosophies. We hope your visit will be informative, educational, useful and perhaps even inspiring.



Humanist and Pantheist Roots

If you have never heard of Aaltuit, we are not very surprised. Aaltuit is a new and evolving religion. It is rooted in many beliefs shared by other progressive religions and philosophies, in particular, Humanists, Pantheists, Transcendentalists, and Unitarian Universalists. Aaltuit is, in essence, designed to formalize the best parts of the combined wisdom found in all of the above in a way that appeals both to our intuitive understanding and to more formal objective reasoning.

Like other humanists, religious or non-religious, we share a desire to be both rational and compassionate, skeptical and open-minded, creative yet responsible. We believe religion should be devoid of coersion, fear and appeals to supernaturalism. We believe strongly in democratic ideals and the dignity of each individual.

Like the pantheists, we sense a oneness with the universe that cannot be easily objectified. We allow ourselves through our intuitive senses to taste the awe and wonderment of a universe which cannot be so easily reduced and dissected, at least not without hopelessly losing its true meaning and power. We choose not to ignore what we do not fully understand even when some might think this borders on the mystical.

Like the American Transendentalists of the 19th century, the Aaltuit religion embodies many ideas found in humanism and pantheism. We also find much to admire in the tradition of tolerance and free thought practiced by Unitarian Universalists. However, Aaltuit is not a Christian religion. Aaltuit has no basis in a bible or other dogma and we find many other traditional religious trappings to be not only unnecessary but undesireable.


We'd like your input

As a new religion, Aaltuit has no great bodies of literature to call its own. However, we feel free to borrow quite heavily from the excellence found in many writings of the proponents of humanism, pantheism, etc. As an evolving religion, we welcome essays and other writings that may help clearly define our unique spin on some very old ideas. Hopefully, each time you visit this website there will be something new from our more literary contributors.

For the artistically inclined, there is an opportunity to share your talents by being the first to design Aaltuit's logo or symbol. Our websurfing friends out there will want to give us your opinions about other weblinks of interest to our readers. Those with hidden writing talents may want to share your ideas and insights with Aaltuit members. Some suggested topics for short essays might include:

 •  The future of Aaltuit - what should it be?
 •  How to choose a religion or personal philosophy
 •  A woman's unique intuitive perspective
 •  Music's role in religious experience
 •  Reasons and methodology for transending oneself
 •  What is a good person?
 •  How religion improves/detracts from society and ourselves
 •  Are intuitive experiences mysticism?
 •  Non-objectifiable phenomena
 •  Realizing our intellectualized concepts through actual living
 •  Personal experiences with wonderment
 •  Why I did not stay a Christian (Muslim, Jew, Buddhist)?
 •  Why people need or want religion?

Copyright © 1999 by the Association of Aaltuit Life


For more information about the Aaltuit Religion, please contact:
Association of Aaltuit Life
P.O. Box 89638
Honolulu, HI 96830-7638

Email address: x@vbds.com
Updated: 7/14/99



A Few Quotations

The good news is that there is something else.
The bad news is we haven't evolved enough to fully realize it.
Fortunately, that evolution is possible and is happening right now.
May we open our minds to greater experience, wisdom and connection.
May we look inward, seeking the spirit of which we are made.
May we all realize the beauty, the goodness, and the truth
which is our very nature.

 •  Rev. Samuel A. Trumbore, UU Fellowship of Port Charlotte, Florida


It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

 •  John Andrew Holmes


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

 •  Margaret Mead, 1901-1978


We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgement of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth.

 •  Carl Jung, 1875-1961


We owe it to ourselves as respectable human beings, as thinking human beings, to do what we can to make humanity more rational. Humanists recognize that it is only when people feel free to think for themselves, using reason as their guide, that they are best capable of developing values that succeed in satisfying human needs and serving human interests.

 •  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992


We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.

 •  Maria Mitchell, 1878, astronomer


One of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and effect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.

 •  Molly Haskell


The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal god and avoid dogma and theology. It should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.

 •  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955


I am interested in a phase that I think we are entering. I call it "teleological evolution"; evolution with a purpose. The idea of evolution by design, designing the future, anticipating the future.

It would seem that an evolutionary view of human life will ultimately become the basis upon which human values will be recognized and will be the determining influence on human thought and human behavior.

As we move into the future, it becomes necessary for us to think the way nature thinks ... [to perceive that] the process of evolution reflects the wisdom of nature.

 •  Jonas Salk, 1914-1995


And a Bunch of Humorous and Skeptical Ones

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