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Always have a clever excuse, and you can even survive in UBF 
7th-Jul-2005 09:03 am
What do you do in UBF if you want to let your kids partake in non-UBF activities in order to do them something good? As you know, UBF kids are supposed to rather join an UBF orchestra or something. Non-UBF-related activities are considered a waste of time. Here is a clever excuse from a UBF member:

"My children are happy and I will put them for houseback [meant: horseback] riding classes. Who knows it may come in handy in the muslim country. If they know how to ride a horse perhaps they can ride camels as well."

[taken from here]
8th-Jul-2005 08:27 am (UTC) - Pretense
Or, simply put, UBF is a ministry of pretense and situational ethics.

UBF's "yes" doesn't mean "yes", and their "no" doesn't mean "no". It means: you must know what is going on behind the scenes or you will never understand.
8th-Jul-2005 01:50 pm (UTC) - Re: Pretense
Well put.
8th-Jul-2005 02:28 pm (UTC) - Re: Pretense
UBF leaders generally expect members to absolutely obey their direction without specifically telling them. UBF members must know what is expected of them without direct communication. Anytime I would ask my director why he did not simply tell me what he wanted, he would reply "it's common sense." It is common sense that UBF members obey leaders absolutely and find some way to tie every activity to UBF mission.
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