In Jin Moon criticizes the “Cheongpyeong Providence”
The Blessing as Institutional Rape?
Out of the mouths of babes…
The divorce rate amongst blessed couples has always been phenomenally high - as you would expect from any marriage system closely tied to extremist religious beliefs.What happens to the marriage when one or both partners manage to escape the church? The rate of unhappy and loveless marriages is also pretty high - racist fixations on compliant Japanese wives aside. There is also a minority of marriages that are happy and have managed to put some of the ideals of the Movement into effect.
The Blessing - paid by ancestral and personal and messianic ‘indemnity’, supposedly blessed by God, with couples chosen by the perfect insight of the randy old dog himself - is the absolute centrepiece of Unificationist theology and praxis. If In Jin is calling her own Blessing ‘institutional rape’ isn’t she casting the same label upon *all* Blessings?
In Jin is pampered and self-seeking and possibly delusional, as fake as her wandering British accent, truly her father’s daughter. But she is one of the inner elite, and a future leader. And she’s tearing down the mythology surrounding the Blessing.
Some highlights from In Jin’s unapologetic message to leaders after news came out of her affair and child
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In Jin and Lounge Lizard are catching chums all-right… Moon-pet Chumps!
In Jin Moon here hosts a little cooking segment on making fried rice with hot dogs and pickles. Her husband obnoxiously pipes in with Indian accents and stupid comments throughout. Ben, or ‘Hubsy’ according to In Jin, makes an appearance at the end and In Jin somehow finds him funny.
In Jin Makes a Comeback!
Like you, we were hoping In Jin’s days of ministry were over. But they’re not.
In Jin has recently launched an online project called ‘i-Home Church’ to empower families to become ‘tribal messiahs’.
In this video, she introduces her new ministry with an even stronger British accent than I remember at Lovin’ Life. Maybe it is a nervous tick?
The irony of In Jin starting a ‘home church’ ministry, which is supposed to be an organic ministry, is painful since many members reacted to Lovin’ Life’s reign by abandoning the ever-increasing hierarchical demands of the Church to form small groups, house churches, prayer meetings, discussion groups, book clubs, etc.
I suppose this is her strategy of grabbing as much power as she can. In reality, it is her old ministry of ‘empowering members’ re-hashed into a more ‘organic’ form. But despite the call for less hierarchy and politics in this new ministry, as every family forms their own church, she still heads this new movement and even asks for donations.
House churches in other religions, like Evangelical Christianity and Quakerism, typically do not have a leader, at least not one outside their meeting. But she’s a Moon—what can you do?
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Response to Michael Mickler’s essay
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(Old news, I know, but I thought it’d be best to let those in the dark know.)
Response to “Understanding and Excusing”
As much as I would love to see In Jin as wounded and a victim, (because I have no doubt that this would help me move on from the Unification Church) I cannot.
I cannot because she chose to take upon the responsibility of being a leader despite her broken life—a life which she chose.
She chose to have a long-term affair with Alistair Farrant, knowing that this could potentially tear apart his family. And it did.
She chose to start a new extramarital relationship with Ben Lorentzen during her ministry. And he was married at the time. (And it wasn’t his first time cheating on his now ex-wife.)
She also chose to not come forward with her ‘sin’, even after getting pregnant AND giving birth.
Why are we trying to empathize with this woman?
An excerpt from the new Ben Lorentzen interview
Why are so many members of the Unification Church angry about your family situation?
I think it is because they have completely misunderstood the message of the founder, and that is also why they do not experience any growth, they haven’t for years.
But that is not true for all members! This is truer for people in leadership positions who feel threatened by us turning their value system upside down. We feel however that a publicly silent, yet growing group is supportive of us, or at least very sympathetic. I feel confident that more and more people as the years go by, and as they get to know us, will be more and more supportive.
What is your opinion about the future of the Unification Church?
In its present form it will die out. I parted from this movement when I was about 25 and up until In Jin started Loving Life. With her ministry I felt that this was something that made sense to me. I parted with it because I saw a very militaristic system where you were made to obey your leader. We still see that at work, like in our own situation: because we are seen as “out of line” we were forced out of our jobs. We have people on close to a weekly basis calling us fallen, evil, satanic etc. With that small-minded attitude as part of their culture, who in their right mind would want to join something like that? I think over the next seven years we will see some dramatic changes. It will not be possible to continue like now. Let me add that I have met some of the biggest hearts in this movement, people who really want to make life better for others in accordance to Moon’s big “golden rule”: Live For The Sake of Others!
To read more: I know.. it isn’t okay. Just because it is a reality doesn’t mean it is God’s desire. I don’t think he wants this for people.