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Declaring the Era of the Peace Kingdom
March 30, 2004 1:31 PM   Subscribe

Declaring the Era of the Peace Kingdom "They have declared to all Heaven and Earth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent. This resolution has been announced on every corner of the globe. Respected guests, it is now only a matter of time. Look at the world. Do you see anything that gives you real hope for the future? Sooner or later, we have to give what we have to our descendants and leave this world. What gift could be more precious than that of completing the family ideal in your family, so as to guarantee eternal peace and happiness for your children? Surely no one who has such an opportunity should hesitate to take up the task of building the peace kingdom on earth, for which God has waited thousands of years." --Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Address to the United States Congress, March 23, 2004 via Atrios
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly (12 comments total)

 
Pass the Holy Handkerchief.
posted by trondant at 1:42 PM on March 30, 2004


I'm reminded of Moon's address to the Washington Times, which he owns, btw. I'm really amazed that far right Christian ideologues, who are usually as livid about cultists such as Moon as they are about gay marriage, actually listen to this guy. "Money talks," I guess. And c'mon, liberal media, where's the coverage?
posted by brownpau at 1:47 PM on March 30, 2004


Respected guests, it is now only a matter of time. Look at the world. Do you see anything that gives you real hope for the future? Sooner or later, we have to give what we have to our descendants and leave this world.

I'm just hoping this has nothing to do with The Mothership, or cyanide cocktails.
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 2:15 PM on March 30, 2004


I remember way on back in the late '70s when we all just thought this guy was a fuckin' nut. The more things change, the more they stay the same ...
posted by Wulfgar! at 2:17 PM on March 30, 2004


Ok, I read the first couple paragraphs of the article, but I'm still not sure why he was giving this speech to congress. Can anyone clarify? (Or should I have read the whole thing?)
posted by PigAlien at 3:27 PM on March 30, 2004


I've heard he's leaving the country bec. of gay marriage. (and i sure hope we can lock the door behind him)
posted by amberglow at 3:51 PM on March 30, 2004


In other words, each person must be victorious in the struggle between mind and body.
Easy for those who don't have a mind to begin with. What a kook.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 3:54 PM on March 30, 2004


I invite those unfamiliar with the Moon saga to visit my Mooniverse website.
posted by inksyndicate at 5:33 PM on March 30, 2004


It's truly a profound condemnation of our national news media that this guy - sorry, messiah - isn't roundly derided at every opportunity for the brainless drivel he spews in public. Good to know he's sewn up the Karl Marx / Adolf Hitler vote.
posted by soyjoy at 8:11 PM on March 30, 2004


PigAlien Ok, I read the first couple paragraphs of the article, but I'm still not sure why he was giving this speech to congress. Can anyone clarify?

Perhaps he bought a ticket for the privilege?
posted by aeschenkarnos at 11:28 PM on March 30, 2004


This kind of megalomania is worryingly common among Korean men of a certain age.

No, seriously. Perhaps not of this scale, but looking at them and knowing how things work here, you just know that every chaebol chief and political boss thinks that way, deep in his mommy-coddled black heart.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:34 AM on March 31, 2004


Puts a new perspective on right winger fundamentalism, doesn't it?

So long as you have lots of money you'll always be welcome in the temple of the Jerry Falwells.

After all, Mr. Moon did give Falwell in excess of $30 million in "hush money" to bail his ass out of near bankruptcy.

Power hungry megalomaniacs using religion as an avenue for growth and control understand one another very well and seem to get along fabulously.
posted by nofundy at 4:49 AM on March 31, 2004


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