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In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Family Hardcover – September 2, 1998
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Hong was handpicked by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon as wife of his eldest son, but it was no honeymoon. Hyo Jin was a womanizer and drug addict whose lapses were blamed on Hong. Having finally escaped the Moons with her children, she's free to tell her story.
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Ms. Hong was raised in the cult from the time she was born and new no other way of life. The Rev. Moon chose Ms. Hong to marry his eldest son. The eldest son turned out to be an abusive womanizer strung out on drugs and alcohol. Nevertheless, Ms. Hong felt it was her lot in life to live the way she did and did not seek to escape for 14 years and after having five children.
She talks about Mr. and Mrs. Moon, their lavish lifestyles, and how church donations were handled. Sun Myung Moon was even convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 18 months in prison. The Moons felt they were above everybody else and lorded it over them. They neglected their own children, religious work being "more important." They were not the picture of sinless people, the "True Parents."
This is a very good book and I highly recommend it for anyone who's interested in an insider's view of the Unification Church.
Read this book without negative attitudes, then you know.
What happened is a real deal.
Nansook tell all the true with humbleness and honestly heart.
Don't try to judge her.
She told the true.
If you are one of member, recommended you read this.
Then, talk to your shelf with open mind.
You learn a good thing but never see the thing behind the scene.
The author explains that Moon teaches that Jesus wasn't allowed into the Kingdom of Heaven because he wasn't married when he was crucified. God's assignment had been for Jesus to get married and to recreate the Garden of Eden but he went and got himself killed instead and then went and got the Romans all riled up so therefore he wasn't fit to enter into the Kingdom. Jesus then begged "Rev." Moon to complete his mission on Earth and Moon accepted. Moon then did Jesus a big favor and married him to some old Korean hag on the astral plane and God finally allowed Jesus into paradise and Moon crowned him "Lord of Heaven." Alas, Jesus' new position was to be short lived as soon one of Moon's teenage sons was killed in a car accident so Moon stripped Jesus of his lofty new title and crowned his 17 year old son the new "Lord of Heaven" instead. I'm not sure what Moon has Jesus doing now, sweeping floors?
I kid you not. Moon is that nutty. He claims that many of the Founding Fathers and other past presidents totally support him. Now how in the world can we fact check any of his claims? You can't exactly go to a dead president and ask: "Mr. Jefferson, is it true that you support "Reverend" Moon and his whacky Unification Theology?" Moon is always very careful to make claims like this that can't possibly be verified and the fact that his followers just gobble up whatever ridiculous nonsense he says without ever questioning any of it is truly frightening. It turns out that "Reverend" Moon isn't even a reverend as he never attended seminary and doesn't have a degree in theology. Everything about the man is a lie. The Moonies are extremely puritanical. After they are "matched" in marriage by Moon they have to wait for at least three years before they can consummate their marriage as they are "so impure." This is rather bizarre as Moon has a long history of being a serial adulterer. Moon's first wife kicked him out and divorced him after continually catching him committing adultery. She'd been kind enough to take him back before even though he'd vanished for 6 years and hadn't paid her even one cent in child support. He has fathered illegitimate children. One of his illegitimate sons was killed in a train wreck in Japan and he has another one here in America named Sammy. Moon's own kids are totally dysfunctional (with the exception of his eldest daughter Je Jin. She's the only one in that entire family with any honesty and integrity. That's why she left and has denounced her father. She and Nansook went on 60 Minutes and revealed the truth).
Moon's eldest son Hyo Jin was the Devil incarnate! He took a BB Gun to school and shot up his classmates and got expelled. He had major drug and alcohol problems (he's now deceased) he viciously beat his wife continually for 14 years. During a particularly brutal beating while she was pregnant he kept screaming "I'll kill you! I'll kill this baby!!! He was furious because she'd thrown his cocaine down the toilet. He licked her blood off of his fist and said: "Ummm, your blood tastes good. I'll have to beat you more often!!!" He gave her an incurable case of genital herpes on their wedding day that he'd gotten from a prostitute when she was just 15 years old. He loved to get drunk and do drugs for days on end and watch porno films. He had a collection of 60 automatic weapons, some of which Moon gave to him. Now what's spiritual and holy about THAT??? Or any of this??? Hyo Jin's mother used to bring him as much as $600,000 in cash in shopping bags to the center he was running and by Hyo Jin's own admission in divorce court he used most of it on DRUGS!!! He claimed in court that he was penniless even though his father "Reverend" Moon is a Billionaire!! How come Moon didn't make his son wait three years to "purify" himself first? In Hyo Jin's case he should have been made to wait at least 30 years considering what a total sociopath he was!
Moon continues to evade paying his taxes even though he's spent time in prison for tax evasion. A tree is judged by the fruit it bears. How in the world can Moon and his wife claim to be the "True Parents" of all humanity when they can't even parent their own kids effectively? How in the world can his followers be so incredibly naive? How can they ignore all of Moon's incredible hypocrisy? I just don't get it. They just make excuses for him which is scary and the sign of a true cult member. Are they simpletons? How come I'm asking tough questions of Moon but my brother and all the rest of the Moonies didn't think to ask these same questions before signing up for this ridiculous cult? The brainwashing "workshops" that they undergo are apparently quite effective. Moon seems to be nothing more than a total KOOK with a Messianic complex. I realize this sounds very negative but it is all in the book and I have an ax to grind with Moon since he has affected me personally because of what he's done to my brother. My brother is definitely not the same person. Moon is definitely not the "True Messiah.: Anyone who thinks so is hopelessly lost.
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