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One less cult leader in the world today!

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  • 03-09-2012 4:10am
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,567 ✭✭✭✭


    Moonies founder Sun Myung Moon dies aged 92
    Self-proclaimed messiah notorious for mass weddings and creation of Unification Church dies in South Korea
    He married thousands of people in mass weddings, made millions from his church's business interests and was accused of brainwashing his members and breaking up families.

    But the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church – whose followers became known as "Moonies" – managed to shed the mantle of suspicion and ridicule to become a friend of political and religious leaders before his death in South Korea on Sunday, aged 92.
    n later years, the church built a business empire that included the Washington Times newspaper, the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan, Bridgeport University in Connecticut, as well as a hotel and a car plant in North Korea. It acquired a ski resort, a professional soccer team and other businesses in South Korea, and a seafood firm that supplies sushi to Japanese restaurants across the United States.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/03/moonies-sun-myung-moon-dies


    I have to say he never stuck me as an absolute cult figure but by god with so many followers, he might have been doing something very effective!

    I wonder how his org will cope now in the long term?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,293 ✭✭✭1ZRed


    Great, a job vacancy! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,758 ✭✭✭✭TeddyTedson


    Does nobody sleep anymore:confused:
    Go to bed folks, I've got the fort :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,893 ✭✭✭Canis Lupus


    I thought the pope had died.

    Yeah I watched a documentary on them a few weeks back. Not really any less crazy than any other religion but I'm sure he'll be replaced by someone else suitably 'holy' and it'll all carry on.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,293 ✭✭✭1ZRed


    Does nobody sleep anymore:confused:
    Go to bed folks, I've got the fort :)

    http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/26110426.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,758 ✭✭✭✭TeddyTedson


    1ZRed wrote: »
    All work and no play makes Teddy a dull boy.
    (I'm not sure what makes sense right now, I'm hearing seagulls)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,293 ✭✭✭1ZRed


    All work and no play makes Teddy a dull boy.
    (I'm not sure what makes sense right now, I'm hearing seagulls)

    Ah, down at the docks looking for a "special lady fix" to sort out the dull boy yeah?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,758 ✭✭✭✭TeddyTedson


    1ZRed wrote: »
    Ah, down at the docks looking for a "special lady fix" to sort out the dull boy yeah?
    The seagulls have come to me for some unknown reason.
    I'm actually starting to freak out now. I have to leave for work in an hour and I've not slept. I better go.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,562 ✭✭✭✭Sunnyisland


    RIP mr moon.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,061 ✭✭✭keith16


    First Neil Armstrong and now the moon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,778 ✭✭✭up for anything


    But the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church – whose followers became known as "Moonies" – managed to shed the mantle of suspicion and ridicule to become a friend of political and religious leaders
    He added that he heard Kim tell his son: "After I die, if there are things to discuss pertaining to north-south relations, you must always seek the advice of President Moon."
    The church leader also developed good relationships with conservative American leaders, including Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush Senior.

    This list of his political friends certainly puts my mind at ease. :pac::pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,933 ✭✭✭holystungun9


    I loved that movie as a kid. Still can't figure out what the pirate treasure map had to do with his ideology, though.


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