Monday, September 03, 2012

Reverend Moon, R.I.P.

Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, died yesterday in Korea. He was 92 years old.

The world has lost a remarkable personality.

I'm not and have never been a member of his Church, which rocked the boat of families & societies around the world. Rev. Moon was often vilified and ridiculed and persecuted. Even today's BBC headline has a negative barb: 'Moonies' founder Sun Myung Moon dies at 92

Many in orthodox Christianity felt threatened by Rev. Moon's religious movement, The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity. Reverend Moon's efforts and energies stretched to politics and media, as well as religion, so perhaps it's understandable that repressive, self-serving, and conservative elements often attacked his teachings and his Church. At least some of what he taught can be termed inconvenient truth. We attack the messenger.

The global Church is now headed by his youngest son, Dr. Hyung Jin Moon. Best wishes to all the family in this time of loss.