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Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at 92
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 2, 2012 | HYUNG-JIN KIM

Posted on 09/02/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) -- Officials say the religious leader who founded the Unification Church and built it into a multibillion-dollar business empire has died in South Korea at age 92.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obit; obituary; rip; sunmyungmoon; unificationchurch

1 posted on 09/02/2012 11:56:22 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My mother is 92...but she is going for the record, not like this pantywaste!


2 posted on 09/02/2012 11:59:27 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s going to find out real quick what happens to those who start false religions.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 12:00:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kind of crazy (mostly in a harmless way) but he actually did some good things.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 12:03:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Could be a problem for the Washington Times.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 12:04:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: GeronL

So putting peoples’ souls in jeopardy is “harmless”?


6 posted on 09/02/2012 12:05:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: gorush

you go, gorushmom!


7 posted on 09/02/2012 12:05:23 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom
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To: Cruising For Freedom

:{)


8 posted on 09/02/2012 12:06:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Man in the Moon
from the Daniel Amos album "Horrendous Disc"
Words and Music by Jerry Parker Chamberlain
©1980 Cancel and Eat (ASCAP)

I saw Mr. Moon last night
you know he's on the rise
There's something in his eyes I've never seen before
There's some kind of magic here
he's so full of surprises
He'll hypnotize like the lull of a lullaby

Carry me home in my dreams
nothing's the way it seems
Give up my world
now it's all too absurd
What has happened to me?

Man in the moon
I was shooting for a star much higher
Man in the moon
there's no life nowhere near
I'm dying to get out of here
Lord don't leave me high and dry
let me fly

Oh the moon is a yellow man
eclipsed inside his cage
Concealed from public rage
faith of our fathers
Well I can't smile anymore
oh end this masquerade
Let the nightmare fade
kill the gilded calf

I've seen someone in my dreams
Who was born to die and rise to redeem
So pay no attention
to that man behind the curtain
Will this upstart ever stop

Man in the moon
man in the moon
Man in the moon
I'm the man in the moon
Man in the moon
I'm the man in the moon
Lord, don't leave me here

9 posted on 09/02/2012 12:07:42 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: dfwgator

Nah, the mass marriages and funding the Washington Times was harmless.

I said “mostly”


10 posted on 09/02/2012 12:08:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: gorush

I wonder if his religious movement will survive his death.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 12:32:42 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A strange right-wing? Christian religious cult.

Despite its central role in bankrolling the American Christian right the Unification Church has received little sustained scrutiny, nor has its influence in American politics been given much media treatment despite such striking evidence as this footage - again found by Gorenfeld - of President George W. Bush Sr. and first lady Barbara Bush at a public birthday party for Sun Myung Moon’s wife.

That display of Moon’s Washington connections pales in comparison to the now notorious 2004 incident in which Sun Myung Moon was “coronated” as “the messiah”, in the Dirksen US federal office building, during a ceremony attended by as many as ( claims the Unification Church ) 81 members of the US Congress.

[ excerpt from Moon’s speech ] “The five great saints and many other leaders in the spirit world, including even Communist leaders such as Marx and Lenin, who committed all manner of barbarity and murders on earth, and dictators such as Hitler and Stalin, have found strength in my teachings, mended their ways and been reborn as new persons. Emperors, kings and presidents who enjoyed opulence and power on earth, and even journalists who had worldwide fame, have now placed themselves at the forefront of the column of the true love revolution. Together they have sent to earth a resolution expressing their determination in the light of my teaching of the true family ideal. They have declared to all Heaven and Earth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity’s Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent. This resolution has been announced on every corner of the globe.”

John Gorenfeld has given extensive coverage to the bizzare incident that has been given spotty ( at best ) mainstream media notice.

[ US News and World report excerpt

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2006/8/14/51440/1632


12 posted on 09/02/2012 12:42:07 PM PDT by procrustes
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To: dfwgator
So putting peoples’ souls in jeopardy is “harmless”?

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh" ---Robert A Heinlein

13 posted on 09/02/2012 12:54:15 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: dfwgator
So putting peoples’ souls in jeopardy is “harmless”?

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh" ---Robert A Heinlein

14 posted on 09/02/2012 12:55:05 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Alex Murphy
The Imperials:

http://www.smartlyrics.com/Song700495-The-Imperials-Oh-Buddha-lyrics.aspx

Well, Old Buddha was a man and I'm sure that he meant well
But I pray for his disciples lest they wind up in hell
And I'm sure that old Mohammed thought he knew the way
But it won't be Hare Krishna we stand before on The Judgment Day.

No, it won't be old Buddha that's sitting on the throne
And it won't be old Mohammed that's calling us Home
And it won't be Hare Krishna that plays that trumpet tune
And we're going to see The Son not Reverend Moon!

15 posted on 09/02/2012 12:56:04 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: dfwgator

I remember when I was about 12 and some “Moonies” came to the house. They were selling cheap jewelry for their “church”. Even at 12, I could see an empty look in their eyes. It was and is a cult. Arranged marriages, working for peanuts so all the money goes to the “church”. “Reverend” Moon was a false prophet at best.. IMHO, he was a cult leader as well.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 1:06:08 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: dfwgator
So putting peoples’ souls in jeopardy is “harmless”?

What I read is the Unification Church believes the Bible to be God, the Creator's, revelation to Man, that Man is fallen and sinful, that Jesus Christ as the Messiah was crucified and resurrected and that He will come again.

Your Faith must hold other core beliefs.

17 posted on 09/02/2012 1:07:01 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP


18 posted on 09/02/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: momtothree
You better hope you haven't been lead astray by whatever faith community you follow. You and some others are just so supremely confident, I wonder if you're in different churches. That would be amusing. Whose faith would be 'right?'

It's not my job or privilege to judge Rev. Moon or his faith; I trust God will handle that, Unification's followers and everyone else without my input.

19 posted on 09/02/2012 1:25:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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To: newzjunkey

You won’t judge Rev Moon but you sure are quick to judge those here who express their concerns about him. Don’t try to say you didn’t either, your post is clear.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 1:39:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: newzjunkey

“You and some others are just so supremely confident, I wonder if you’re in different churches. That would be amusing. Whose faith would be right?”

I am betting that the “others who are supremely confident’” weren’t told who to marry. I bet they chose their spouses and didn’t meet them at the ceremony. I am also betting that they don’t work simply to support a billion dollar industry. There is a big difference in points of theology vs a cult. “It’s not my job or privilege to judge Moon or his faith”... I never judged. I simply said that the Moonies that I met had lifeless eyes. Methodists, Baptist, Jews, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Catholics... don’t.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Larry Lucido

He’ll RIP alright. In hell. Good riddance.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 3:28:18 PM PDT by jmc813
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers for a misguided soul.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 3:44:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone remember the song “Oh Buddah” that mentions Reverend Moon?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Yyxs8Re1k


24 posted on 09/02/2012 3:53:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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