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The truth and Anamgol UBF 
17th-Jul-2006 11:49 pm
I found a Sunday message on the website of Anamgol UBF which is considered most elite UBF chapter in the UBF world. Anamgol UBF focuses on recruiting students in Korea University, one of the top five universities in Korea. Mark Yang used to be the director. I don’t know who the current director is and who wrote the message. I wanted to discuss problems of this message because it is based on John 8:31-32 and they happen to be my favorite key verses in the Bible. I want to discuss them in the comment section with the following topics:

I. Some comments on my English translation
II. Issues related to the author’s presentation of Kant and Critique of Pure Reason
III. Issues on the author’s interpretation of ‘truth’ in John 8:32
IV. Concluding remarks
Comments 
19th-Jul-2006 12:05 am (UTC) - Re: Excerpt from the Anamgol UBF Sunday message
UBF has extreme problems with the concept of truth. One prominent example is how Samuel Lee faked the picture of the MSU conference and added a 3rd balcony to it. But his written letters and lectures are full of that spirit. He always told his own version of UBF history and world history, not being worried about the problem that it is not the truth, but only what he wants others to believe.

UBF version of truth seems to be very subjective. Just take a look at what the Anamgol UBF author says about truth:

It is very important for us to ask “what does truth have to do with me?” as the English major student did in the episode of Pastor Kim’s life. Truth must have something to do with my life. It must be truly worthwhile to me, satisfying to me and true fruit to me. It must become the motivation for my life, joy and purpose. It must hold the absolute value that is truly worth my life.

He says that it must be truly worthwhile to me, satisfying to me and true fruit to me. So what if it doesn't? Then it is not truth? He also says that it must become the motivation for my life, joy and purpose; it must hold the absolute value that is truly worth my life. So what if it doesn't? It is not truth? I was having hard time to follow his logic when translating his message. I still don't understand what kind of truth he has in mind.

I guess Samuel Lee doctored the picture maybe because it was truly worthwhile to him, satisfying to him and true fruit to him. Maybe he did it because it was the motivation for his life, joy and purpose. I think it didn't matter to him whether the auditorium was two story or three story building. All that mattered to him was that it was worthwhile to him, satisfying to him and true fruit to him when he turned the two story auditorium into three story building by doctoring the picture. And we see the same reasoning in the Anamgol message. So what is truth in UBF? Maybe whatever is good for UBF business, which seems to be the absolute value in UBF.
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