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Sun Myung Moon is dead. (Why do they get away with it?) 
22nd-Jan-2013 03:06 pm
Apparently, Sun Myung Moon died in August of last year. Finally. At the age of 92. In the US, Moon and "the Moonies" of the Unification Church (UC) were mostly seen as a running joke. But, actually, it isn't that funny. For most of his unfortunately long life, Moon led a church that probably abused millions of followers. Some of these UC abuses had unsurprising counterparts in UBF.

I want to highlight past posts on the UC and similarities to UBF.

I also want to not so much ask, but lament, "Why do they get away with it?" Why was Moon allowed to die filthy rich, in relative comfort, leaving these ill-gained filthy riches to his children?

I'll be adding more to this post.
10th-Oct-2013 03:19 pm (UTC) - Why do they get away with it?
The continued existence of cults and cult-like groups, the continued suffering of people in such groups, the continued consequence-free employment of the leaders who aided and abetted the abuses in such groups, the acts of well-meaning outside apologists who are used by cults for "public relations", the non-existence of justice--these are all tests of our faith, whatever we might put our faith in. Our faith might not just be tested, but broken. And that's okay. Who can blame us? If the adherents of a faith tell us that we might have to share Paradise with the very monsters who abused us, can we be blamed if we walk away to seek better explanations for the reality we live in? No.

Seek justice. Keep seeking it. And keep in mind that the God of the Bible is very interested in justice.

Edited at 2013-10-10 03:47 pm (UTC)
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