unclear whether Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the Messiah, but at the ripe old age of
86 he sure is a survivor.
The Reverend blew into town on November 27 in a high-security, non-publicized visit
that drew a crowd of 750 to hear him speak at the Hotel Inter-Continental.
Alert readers may remember that the Reverend stormed the US in the early 70s, capturing
the hearts and minds of thousands of zoned-out flower children searching for a more
meaningful anchor in life. In a nutshell, Moon's message was that all of humanity
was tainted because Eve - contrary to what we were told in the Bible - had conceived
with the snake rather than Adam, so all of our species has been Satan-ized, which
is why humans have problems like wars, crime, and bad breath - not to mention high
taxes or lousy service at restaurants.
The snake story is gone, now replaced by Satan using Cain to kill Abel, but we are
all still tainted nonetheless - ALL SIX BILLION OF US!
That is, of course, unless we accept the Rev's teachings and get married by the "Holy
Parents" (Moon and his wife), thus cleansing ourselves with a new pure seed.
But the Rev's message is not that simple. Here's more:
** "6,800 languages? Think about it! Did God like it? God did not like it."
** "As the true parent of humankind, I have a legacy."
** "So the time is coming ... thousands and thousands, millions and millions,
and billions will come to me with offers. I may be able to bring some money to your
** "The CIA and KGB, all these notorious agencies, but then they found out what
I was doing was right for the world."
** "I know the timetable of God's providence. So by 2013 everything has to be
completed, so you wait and see."
** "You don't know who your parents are. They are all Satans. You have been
tricked. I know what I am talking about."
** "Now the American government is protecting me. Even when I left on this speaking
tour, the American government was quietly offering to protect me."
** "I know the truth inside out. Now the time is here. God's plan is revealed."
** "There is no need for 'churches'. They are nothing more than Devil's tricks
used to rule over man for thousands of years."
** "Once you receive the True Parents' blessing, you can have pure off-spring."