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  • Monday, July 18, 2005


    I See a Bad (Rev.) Moon Rising

    The Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon is a man of faith. Mostly it is faith in himself and his works as the modern messiah. He talks about the doing the will of God but mostly it's what Rev. Moon says God's will is. It's easy to tell which side you're on. This is from a speech he gave on June 26, 2005 in Washington, D.C.:
    The choice is now yours. The Will of Heaven does not change. The teaching that I received in prayer 47 years ago is the same message I am giving to you who are living in the twenty-first century. The power and fortune of Heaven gave me the victory. Will you join in step with Reverend Moon as I rise, and work with me to establish true families, true societies, true nations and a true world on this earth? Or will you continue as Satan’s captive behind the wall of your religion, the wall of your culture, the wall of your nationality and the wall of your race, and spend the remainder of your life in agony and regret? Heaven is summoning brave generals who will turn this world of evil upside down and establish a new heaven and a new earth. [emphasis added]
    This is a very common message of authoritarian religious figures: Either actively join forces with them or you're willfully aiding the enemy, Satan. It's an easy world through Moon's eyes, divided into allies and everyone else. (I always find it strange that certain Christians insist that they are monotheists, believing in one God, when it's obvious they believe in two mighty dieties in constant struggle. Hello? No matter how you cut it, that's duotheism, belief in two gods. Although Christians assert Satan is a "fallen angel," not a god, many Christians sure act like he's a god.)

    Back to Rev. Moon: John Gorenfeld has an excellent blog on the antics of Rev. Moon called Where in Washington, D.C. is Sun Myung Moon. Included are details from an event held in the Dirkson Senate Office Building in 2004 where a U.S. Representative actually put a "crown of glory" on Moon's head.

    Although about 5 years old, a page on Rev. Moon, the Unification Church, and related businesses provides quite a lot of information, as does the Wikipedia entry on Rev. Moon. Currently, the Wikipedia entry is marked by a heading saying "the neutrality of this article is disputed." I guess it's very difficult to be neutral about the parental Moon and his happy family.

    If you're interested in some previous posts I wrote on Rev. Moon in May, 2005, look here and here. If my tone seems less than reverential, it's just that I find it a tad difficult to be serious about Rev. Moon, who claims to be the Messiah besides having very shadowy financial dealings.

    This is PBU29, a collegial consortium of loosely coordinated blog posts instigated by the Progressive Blogger Union. If you would like to see other blog posts on the subject of the good Dr. Moon, check the replies under the subject header "PBU29" at the PBU group at Flickr.

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