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?