Posts tagged Sun Myung Moon
Posts tagged Sun Myung Moon
Bo Hi Pak’s house in Arlington, Virginia.
Moon got Annie Choi pregnant in the US in 1965.
Moon’s command for the American UC couples to abstain from sexual relations was given at the same time, in 1965, that Moon got Soon-hwa Choi, Annie Choi, the mother of Sam, pregnant. This is said to have happened in Bo Hi Pak’s Arlington house in Virginia. Soon-hwa Choi had moved from Korea to the US in 1964, and had her own apartment which was not so far from the Pak’s house. Moon stayed with the Paks from the end of March to the end of August 1965. “By the time he left, Choi says, she was carrying his child” as reported in Mariah Blake’s article in The New Republic, Nov 25, 2013 edition (link below).
Why did Moon tell the couples to abstain from sex for seven months? Perhaps Moon’s reason for ‘no sex’ was that he did not want Mrs Pak to get pregnant at the same time that Soon-hwa Choi was pregnant. In the 1950s both Dal-ok Chong and Myung-hee Kim had been pregnant at the same time. Their babies were born five months apart. Myung-hee Kim was sent to Japan to have her baby, thereby avoiding awkward questions in Moon’s small congregation. Moon was the father of Myung-hee Kim’s son, Hee-jin Moon. Moon could also have been the father of Dal-ok Chong’s daughter, Dong-sook. For further details about Moon’s 1955 activities, see the link below.
from the book 40 years in America:
“Having completed the full circuit [of making Holy Grounds in the USA], Rev. Moon arrived back in the San Francisco Bay Area on March 30th. At that point, he flew to Washington, D.C. which was his base of operations for three months until July 1, 1965, when he departed for Europe. In Washington, he convened a twenty-one day training session, continued touring, and spoke often. By June, members were ready with the first edition of The Master Speaks, seven edited, in-house transcriptions of question and answer sessions with Rev. Moon taped at various centers throughout the country.”
These questions and answers have been transcribed from tapes made during our Leader’s sessions with members and guests at centers throughout the United States during his trip in March and April 1965.
Master’s Comments in America:
You must consider your chastity as the most important thing from now on. Forget about the past. But from now on, be careful! Couples, strictly observe abstention for more than seven months. Single people, be careful!
Question: I don’t understand the reason behind physical abstinence in the marriage relationship. It is impossible to achieve spiritual separation when you have lived with someone for a length of time. The relationship is part of you and has been for years. You’re not like brother and sister at all. What, then, is the point of physical abstention?
Answer: Adam and Eve’s fall was on the physical level. Therefore, physical abstention is necessary in order to make restitution. You may still incline to one another spiritually, but the physical abstention is important.
Question: Didn’t the fall also take place spiritually? They were spiritual and physical beings, and when they united it was both spiritual and physical. That’s what love is.
Answer: You must abstain from the sexual relationship both spiritually and physically. That is, if you abstain physically but spiritually continue your relationship sexually, that is imperfect. Therefore, the spirit world requires you to be completely separated on both levels.
When a man loves God more than his wife, and a woman loves God more than her husband, then even though you live together and sleep in the same bed, you feel like brother and sister. No matter how many years you have lived together, nor how close you are, still your love for God is stronger than that toward your partner.
Jesus said he was the Bridegroom. The Lord of the Second Advent is to be your Bridegroom. You should love him more than your partner. As you feel closer to him, you will not feel as close to each other, even though you live together. Otherwise you cannot be restored. The fall was the fall of love. Therefore, love must be re-channeled. If a man loves the Lord more than the woman, she should follow the man as Abel. If she loves the Lord more than the man, then he should follow her as Abel. You must come to this point, even for a short period.
Adam fell while he was still imperfect. Now a perfect Adam has appeared. Eve must be united with this perfect Adam in order to be restored. So Jesus said, “Whoever does not love me more than husband or wife, mother or father, is not worthy of the kingdom of heaven.” Husband and wife must love the Lord more than anyone else. Restoration is the restoration of heart and love. Husband and wife must feel stronger love toward the Lord than between themselves. Your present relationship of love is satanic. The new relationship of your love will be divine and heavenly. It will be reoriented through the Lord. Your love for God, and accordingly for the Lord, must be stronger than the love between you. Those who have spiritual experiences will know this very easily.
Question: If, in order to do work for the Father, you must cut yourself off from your own family, will the suffering they endure during this separation help them later on when they come to understand?
Answer: Yes. They will be protected by God and will receive benefit through you.
First International Training Session – Master Speaks
Sun Myung Moon – January 19, 1973 Translated by Mrs. Won Pok Choi
With the sacrifices of those animals, those human beings, we are brought here under God, under the True Parents. You are someone so valuable that you will not take anything else in exchange for yourselves. You must be well aware of that fact. You must know how valuable you are. All the female folks here, when you are being tempted, you must tell yourselves with dignity, “God, my Father, has been sacrificing all those animals and human beings, for the sake of my salvation. I am going to be stained again in dirty blood.” When you are at the verge of committing sin, you must always carry a sword, a knife, a dagger with you. You must pluck out your eyes if your eyes are liable to commit sin. If, after knowing all these facts, after studying the Divine Principle, you commit a dirty sin again, you have no way to be forgiven of that sin. Especially the blessed couples. You must keep yourselves pure. If you may have to be stained in some way or another, it is better for you to kill yourselves than to remain alive. It is a grave matter.
Moon had two women pregnant at the same time in 1965
Moon with Sam’s mother in 1965
Dal-ok Chong and Myung-hee Kim were both pregnant at the same time in 1955
The New Republic: ‘The Fall of the House of Moon’ by Mariah Blake
Moon, Dong-sook and her mother, Dal-ok Chong.
It has been reported that Moon quickly married Dal-ok Chong to Won-pil Kim during her pregnancy with Dong-sook. There is no known date of any marriage between Won-pil Kim and Dal-ok Chong. There are no photographs of their marriage. Years later, at the ‘blessing’ of the first three couples in April 1960, Won-pil Kim was classified as ‘already married’. There is a strong resemblance between Moon and Dong-sook, as seen in the above photographs. In Korea there have been persistent rumors that Moon was the father of Dong-sook.
Dong-sook visited Moon at the hospital in Seoul in August 2012, two weeks before he died. She was one of a limited number of visitors. She was listed as a True Child:
Dr. Joon Ho Seuk (then International Vice President of the Unification Church) made this announcement at the time:
“Currently, True Mother and the True Children (Hyung-jin nim’s family, Kook-jin nim’s family, Hyo-jin nim’s family, Heung-jin nim’s family, In-jin nim’s family, Kwon-jin nim’s family, Sun-jin nim’s family, Ye-jin nim, Eun-jin nim, Yeon-jin nim, Jeong-jin nim, Dong-sook nim and Shin-mi nim’s family) are by True Father’s side offering prayer and jeongseong.” (August 17, 2012)
Dong-sook was born on March 7, 1955
Hee-jin Moon, the son of Myung-hee Kim, was born on August 17, 1955 in Japan.
Both these birthdays are given on the Moon family tree on the Tongil Org website.
Is the real reason why Myung-hee Kim was sent to Japan to give birth because Moon had got Dal-ok Chong pregnant at the same time? It could have been compromising for Moon to have two young women both pregnant at the same time in his then very small congregation. Myung-hee Kim was never married to Moon. And if both children resembled Moon…
For a period of about four months, from November or December 1954 to March 1955, both these women were pregnant. It has been accepted that Hee-jin Moon is the son of Moon, and it is entirely possible that Moon was also the father of Dong-sook.
Later Moon married Dong-sook to Moon’s own son who was born on April 16, 1946. Sung-jin Moon and Dong-sook were ‘blessed’ on July 18, 1973. Moon would only have married them together if Dong-sook had been of a cleansed lineage.
The mid 1950s were a very difficult time for Sun-kil Choi. She was still married to Moon when the Ewha sex scandal broke in 1955. It was a headline story all over Korea. Sun-kil Choi had a strong Christian ethic.
“Her family was relatively well-to-do and were members of the Jaegun [Reconstruction] Church, a fundamentalist Presbyterian Church in Cheolsan, North Pyong-an Province.” Michael Breen in Sun Myung Moon, the early years
Sun-kil Choi was deeply hurt and outraged at Moon’s sexual rituals with these other women. Once she caught Moon in the act of a pikareum ceremony with two women in his ‘church’. She went and got Moon’s baseball bat and smashed the church sign.
최선길(본처) 서울 청파동교희에서의 횡포장면
Scenes of the church in Cheongpa-dong, Seoul, after Choi Sun-kil (Moon’s lawful wife) had vented her anger. (rough translation)
Sometimes Moon was scared of his wife; he had fled from Pusan to Seoul to escape her. Once Moon fled and left his bible and all his notebooks behind. Chong-hwa Pak rescued them, but wondered why Moon didn’t value them more, and how Moon could be the messiah for the world but “not be able to evangelize one wife”.
In October 1993 Sun-kil Choi was interviewed and asked why she divorced. She replied: “My husband made relationships one after another by deceiving those women. I kept thinking that I couldn’t bear such a life any longer – so, this was the reason for my divorce.” See below for links to her full interview in both English and the original Japanese.
Sun-kil Choi did not divorce Moon until Jan 8, 1957. If she had pressed adultery charges because of the pregnant women Moon could have been jailed for adultery, which was a jailable crime in South Korea. Previously Moon had been arrested and jailed for bigamy in North Korea and sent to Heungnam. See:
Moon’s Second Wife: Bigamy: “I hate him so much I want to kill him.”
Interview with Moon’s First Wife – English
Interview with Moon’s First Wife – Japanese
Ewha sex scandal
金明熙 Kim Myung-hee and 催淳華 Choi Soon-hwa
Moon with Hee-jin, the son of Myung-hee Kim
Hee-jin was born in Japan on August 17, 1955 and died at Mapo train station in Seoul on August 1, 1969.
Moon took Hee-jin away from his mother, after she and her son returned from Japan, and had him raised by Hyo-won Eu and Kil-ja Sa Eu (see below).
Moon with Sam, the son of Soon-hwa Choi, on his lap in about 1969, with two of Bo Hi Pak’s daughters.
Sam was born on January 28, 1966 in Virginia, USA.
Bo Hi Pak took Sam away from his mother at birth.
Extract from The Fall of the House of Moon by Mariah Blake in The New Republic, Nov 25, 2013 issue:
“According to Choi, who has never before spoken publicly about the experience, Pak’s wife stuffed her mid-section with cloth diapers and pretended that she was pregnant. When it came time to give birth, Choi says that Pak accompanied her to the hospital and passed her off as his wife. The following day, he dropped her off at her empty apartment and took the baby back to his home. Later, Mrs. Pak brought Choi some seaweed soup, but Choi told me that she couldn’t eat it. “I just sat there crying, with my tears falling in the pot.”
Choi stayed in the United States to be near her son, Sam Park—the same young man In Jin had fallen for during her teenage years. (By all accounts, she was unaware that Sam was her half brother.) Then, at age 13, it dawned on Sam that the kindly “aunt” who visited periodically was actually his mother. “Suddenly my life made a lot more sense,” Sam told me in April, when we met in Phoenix, where he and Choi live.
For the full article see:
In 2013 Tongil.org published a Moon family tree on their website. This acknowledges that Hee-jin is Moon’s son. Hee-jin Moon’s name is included, but that of his mother, Myung-hee Kim, is completely missing. Tongil Org. has put a box labelled ‘Moon’ but the layout implies that Sun Kil Moon (Choi) is the mother of Hee-jin AND Sung Jin, who was in fact her her only child. There should be a box with the name of Myung-hee Kim with a double line going directly to Moon to indicate their relationship, and a line from between them to Hee-jin. The family tree is confusing, and appears to be deliberately so. Here is the relevant section of it:
Moon also took Sung-Jin away from his mother, Sun-kil Choi.
Phillip Schanker explains:
Phillip Schanker spoke on January 8, 2012 in Moscow, Russia:
“Earlier on Father assigned Sung Jin Nim [the son of Sun-kil Choi] to Won Pil Kim’s family to love and care for his son and asked the family of Hyo Won Yu [Eu] to take care of Hee Jin Nim [the son of Myung-hee Kim]….”
Kil-ja Sa Eu (the wife of Hyo-won Eu):
“Our family was responsible for Hee Jin Nim, who passed away when he was on his way to witnessing activities. So I understand my husband, following Hee Jin Nim, needed to go to the spirit world to protect him.”
There are no known photographs of Sun-kil Choi with her son, or of Myung-hee Kim with her son.
Q: “Did Father have any sexual relations with any woman other than True Mother, Hee Jin’s Mother, or Sun Jin’s Mother?”
A: “When the first mother, Sun Jin’s Mother failed, and the second mother Hee Jin’s mother failed, when mother Hak Ja Han was set up; at the time when Mother was going to the level of wife, which she was able to attain on January 1st 1975. On that day mother was able to get to the level of wife, so until then, because the 1st and 2nd wives had both failed, Father was heartistically had a lot of difficulties and pains in terms of establishing a family foundation. So it’s not important whether Father had some kind of relations with a woman or not, but if God gave an order, then Father had to do whatever was needed in order to have a family foundation, so please just understand Father’s heart.”
Ms. Choi with Sun Myung Moon - 1965
Won-pok Choi, Moon and Duk-sam Lee (in silk dress) in about 1955.
Michael Breen explains:
“Duk Sam Lee – already married. Left husband. One daughter was intended as Father’s bride, the other became mother of Sammy Park.” (December 20, 1998)
Annie Choi’s Korean name is 催淳華 Soon-hwa Choi. See Korean article, where she is listed, here:
On May 1st 1954 Soon-hwa Choi (Annie Choi) was listed as a core member, as well as her mother, Duk-sam Lee and some other interesting people.
“Establishment of HSA-UWC
Reverend Moon visited Seoul together with Mr. Yo-han Lee, and met with Mr. Hyo-won Eu who had been leading a dedicated spiritual life. They discussed the founding of HSA-UWC. Those participating at that meeting included Reverend Moon, Mr. Hyo-won Eu, Mr. Hyo-min Eu, Mr. Sang-chul Kim, Mr. Chang-hwan Lee, Mr. Jung-hwa Park, and Mrs. Hyun-shil Kang. … [Mr. Chong-hwa Pak was the author of The Tragedy of the Six Marys book.]
Here, Reverend Moon consolidated the spiritual foundation for the establishment of HSA-UWC, and mobilized the spiritual world to help. Finally, on May 1, 1954, HSA-UWC, the historical legacy of which was to continue from generation to generation, was officially established.
By that time, church meeting places had already been prepared in Pusan and in Taegu, and core members included (men) Won-pil Kim, Yo-han Lee, Bong-woon Lee, Su-kyung Lee, Hyo-won Eu, Hyo-young Eu, Kwan-sung Kim, Ki-ju Song, Chang-hwan Lee, and Sang-chul Kim (who later became known as David S. C. Kim), and (women) In-ju Kim, Se-hyun Oak, Dal-ok Chung [the mother of Dong-sook Kim], Seung-do Ji, Hyun-shil Kang, Jae-san Kim, Duk-sam Lee, Young-choon Oh, Soon-hwa Choe [the mother of Sam ‘Pak’], Soon-chul Kim, Myung-hee Kim [the mother of Hee-jin Moon], and Yun-young Yang [the music professor who sent her children to an orphanage, so she could spend more time with Moon].”
The material on this website, extract shown above, may come from the book, Footprints of the Unification Movement, which was published by HSA-UWC in two volumes in 1996.
The above list of core members confirms that Annie Choi was involved with the UC from when she was about 17, as was reported by Mariah Blake in her article, The Fall of the House of Moon.
“Choi, who joined Moon’s church along with her mother and sister in the 1950s, alleges that she engaged in numerous sexual rituals—some involving as many as six women—beginning when she was 17 years old. Her story, which is consistent with the accounts of several early followers, supports the claim that Moon’s church started out as a sex cult, with Moon “purifying” female devotees through erotic rites.”
For the full article see: “The Fall of the House of Moon”
In the 1950s Duk-sam Lee and her two daughters were regarded as significant members. Duk-sam Lee was a devoted follower of Moon until the day she died. She helped with the Moons’ young children in Korea before they moved to the US.
Dong-sook Kim, listed above, named as a True Child
On August 17th 2012 Dr. Joon Ho Seuk (International Vice President of the Unification Church) made this announcement:
“Currently, True Mother and the True Children (Hyung-jin nim’s family, Kook-jin nim’s family, Hyo-jin nim’s family, Heung-jin nim’s family, In-jin nim’s family, Kwon-jin nim’s family, Sun-jin nim’s family, Ye-jin nim, Eun-jin nim, Yeon-jin nim, Jeong-jin nim, Dong-sook nim and Shin-mi nim’s family) are by True Father’s side offering prayer and jeongseong.”
There is a family likeness between Moon and Dong-sook nim. See here:
For Myung-hee Kim’s story follow the links from here:
Sam on Moon’s lap in about 1969
From Messiah by Bo Hi Pak (Book 1)
An Unforgettable Three Months
Before continuing his world tour, Reverend Moon spent about three months at the Washington Church, that is, my family’s home in Arlington, Virginia, from the end of March 1965 to July [1st, when he flew to Europe]. During these months, he spent a great deal of time with our family.
Having Reverend Moon, the messiah returned, stay in my home was the greatest experience of my life. It is something that is beyond the dreams of any Unification Church member.
During this time, our children became quite familiar with Father. When he appeared in the morning, our second daughter, Hoon Sook, who was two years old, would wave to him and say, “Abonim.”
Messiah by Bo Hi Pak (Book 2) page 519
Sam Seder interviews Mariah Blake for over 30 minutes on Majority Report
Download podcast here:
Broadcast from New York
Mother Jones reporter and New Republic contributing writer Mariah Blake explains the origins of the Sun Myung Moon cult, Moon’s influence in the rise of the American right, his funding for grassroots conservative activists and proxy wars in Latin America, the ideology of the Moon cult, the Moon’s mass weddings, the Moon’s business interests and Moon’s influence on North American and Latin American politics.
(On the Youtube video the interview begins at 5:30 mins)
Good morning folks! On today’s show journalist Mariah Blake will discuss her new piece for the The New Republic – The Fall of the House of Moon – which uncovers the story of the cult leader and major conservative leaders.
Mariah Blake: “A study in persuasion which is what drew me to the [Moon] story.” …
Sam Seder: “Has anyone followed up on what happened to these [mass marriage] couples?”
Mariah: “… I certainly met a lot of them in my reporting. The outcome is very mixed. Some of them are still together and very devoted. A large number of Moon’s followers drifted away, and once they were no longer in the faith, there was less incentive to stay in the marriages because their marriages were so closely intertwined with the religion, so when they lost their faith oftentimes their families broke apart.”
"While non-Koreans were expected to sacrifice everything for the church, many Korean leaders got quite wealthy."
Sam: “Where did the money come from?”
Mariah: “In Japan, according to some early reporting, Moon’s organisation had very close ties with the mafia. Moon’s followers persuade people that they can liberate their ancestors from hell by buying various kinds of trinkets, usually at extremely inflated prices, so most of the church’s money comes from Japan. There have been thousands of criminal investigations in Japan regarding its activities there… “
"Half of all the sushi in the United States is produced by Moon family owned enterprises."
"They have a very varied business empire."
"The Washington Times has burned through more than three billion dollars."
Sam: “How does a cult leader get this type of play and … and the politicians don’t get caught up in the implications of it?”
Mariah: “It is a combination of political largesse. He gave lots of money and campaign cash speaks loudly. He also gave money to front groups. He had a network of very influential front groups. He had the power to move public opinion. He gave generously to politicians and he had this media organ [The Washington Times] which was very influential… I don’t know if his status as a religious leader helped him gain influence because his religion was so controversial…”
New bloodline – Pikareum – Moon explains in his speeches
Illegal church organized high pressure sales scheme in Japan
How Moon bought protection in Japan
Fictionalized membership in Korea
As I view the photo of Rev Moon with Sammy’s mother 1965 several things strike me about its content.
1. Hak Ja Han is not in the photo.
2. Ms. Choi, Sammy’s mother, is standing next to Rev Moon. It’s hard to tell, is she pregnant?
3. Mrs. Pak is at one end of the group; her husband Bo Hi Pak is flanking the other end of the group. They look proud and protective of Moon and Ms. Choi who are standing next to each other like a couple.
4. Clearly the Pak family knows Ms. Choi is the mother of Sammy and that Sun Myung Moon is his father.
5. Why are the Pak’s so accommodating of this women and her illegitimate son, so much so that they secretly adopt him into their family? Why “didn’t” they make this holy union between SMM and Ms Choi known to all the UC members? Was it because they thought they were “special” and we were “to fallen” to understand or appreciate the “providential” adultery?
6. I look at Bo Hi Pak standing proud in the photo. I have listened to his son Jin Sung Pak, rant on in a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-8k_yNv1Wo) about how his father Bo Hi Pak would whip him whenever Moon’s eldest son Hyo Jin (Steve) would do anything wrong. I heard him tell us all how he believes the Moon kids can read our minds (his mind). And seriously, the thought comes into my head that a man like Bo Hi Pak who would beat his son for Hyo Jin’s (Steve’s) wrong doings and teach his children to believe the Moon family can read minds is a seriously superstitious man. I can easily believe that such a superstitious man would be predisposed to actually begging his messiah to have sex with his wife so that they too can be “special”. And then the photo of the Pak’s flanking Moon and his mistress Ms. Choi makes perfect sense. They believe the adultery is providential. Pak is like Moons lap dog…of course he would beg Moon to have sex with his wife, providentially of course, in order to make her womb holy. It’s how they think. It’s the kind of superstitious thinking that allowed them to adopt Sammy and keep him a secret all those years.
7. When I joined the UC, Bo Hi Pak was Moons main translator. I saw Rev. Moon hit and bitch slap Pak, on stage, countless times. Bo Hi Pak always lowered his head and bowed to Rev. Moon when slapped about his head. Bo Hi Pak actually thanked Moon whenever he hit him….in public, on the stage, during Sunday speeches! Of course, it all makes sense now. Moon was the alpha dog; Pak was a part of the pack, one of the protectors of the alpha dog. So he did what the pack does concerning the alpha dog or wolf…he takes his beatings and he lets the alpha dog or wolf mate with his bitch. (I use the word bitch in its true form, meaning….female dog)
My goodness, I’m thunderstruck! They are such intelligent people but they are really backwards and underdeveloped when it comes to common sense because they are ruled by superstition.
They are like animals, like a pack of wild dogs where no one is equal to the alpha male. And where the alpha female lets her alpha male have sex with the other bitches in the pack. That’s why Hak Ja Han let Moon do it. That’s why HJH let her husband have sex with other women, it’s because they are steeped in superstitious thinking, like a pack of wild dogs or wolves. Is it any wonder their kids are so dysfunctional?
Annie Choi standing next to Moon in 1965 in Washington, D.C.
From left to right: Mrs Pak, Pauline Phillips (Verheyen), Ms Choi, Jhoon Rhee, Moon, Won-pok Choi and Bo Hi Pak.
(Jhoon Rhee was a pioneer of Korean Karate and Tae Kwon Do in the USA. Within a year of this photo he left Moon and married in 1966.)
Sam’s mother’s story
Moon had five or six wives?
More about Jhoon Rhee and Tae Kwon Do and Moon
Moon had two women pregnant at the same time.
Sam was born on January 28, 1966
Let us look at history for a moment.
How could Martin Luther become a historic figure standing for liberation? By just keeping blind faith in the Catholic Church and ist belief? By just following the church hierarchy? By just looking at the good points and not looking at the bad ones, being blind to them?
He questioned his faith. He communicated with God personally and with other fellow believers. He confronted the abusive acts of his church, he faced the reality. He expressed his dissent. He decided to not follow the demands of his church hierarchy. He risked to be excommunicated and declared heretic.
He believed that God would always love him.
Dear brother or sister of the Unification Church, ask yourself:
1. Am I able and willing to question my faith in times where more and more evidence is coming up that “True Father“, or Sun Myung Moon, did not tell us the whole truth about his life?
2. Am I able and willing to look at the evidence that Sun Myung Moon copied essential parts of the “Divine Principle” from another Korean guru?
3. Am I able and willing to look at evidence that Sun Myung Moon practiced sexual purification rites and had many extramarital relationships and illegitimate children?
4. Am I able and willing to look at the evidence that Sun Myung Moon was not able to foresee many things that would happen in the church?
5. Am I able and willing to read books or testimonies of former UC members and listen seriously to what they experienced?
6. Am I able and willing to question the donation business of Dae Mo Nim’s/”CP providence“ approved by Sun Myung Moon? Or to question whether it is liberating anybody?
7. Am I able and willing to consider whether my soul and the soul of my ancestors depend on money?
8. Am I able and willing to question whether God depends on money?
9. Am I able and willing to look at the evidence that immense amounts of money are being spent for luxury and feudal life of a few?
10. Am I able and willing to point out openly and publicly the practices of the Unification Church I do not agree with?
11. Am I able and willing to look at the reality of the tragedies within the UC?
12. Am I able and willing to overcome the fear that I might not be considered to be a true follower of the church anymore?
13. Am I able and willing to overcome the fear that I might lose the positions I have in the church?
14. Am I able and willing to overcome the fear that I might lose all financial support from the church?
15. Am I able and willing to overcome the fear that I might not be accepted by most brothers and sisters of the church anymore if I criticize Sun Myung Moon, the DP and the UC?
16. Am I able and willing to speak to my Heavenly Father personally about all these points?
17. Will I have the courage and strength to trust in myself and in God to leave the UC if I can not feel real happiness anymore staying there?
Overcoming fears is a big step towards true love and true freedom.