Moon Sun Myung:The most successful religious leader of the 20 century
Many compare him to Martin Luther King, Gandhi and others. He went through no less persecution and misunderstanding. His role was crucial in bringing the collapse of Communism and he is the founder of the Washington Times and the soccer championship - Peace King Cup as well as dozens of other organizations for peace, most of which are with special status in the United Nations. Dr. Moon, also plays a very central role in the peace talks with North Korea and in Israel and Gaza.
This article will try to present one of the most controversial religious leaders of our century, and at the same time the most widely recognized and respected by wide variety of representatives from all religions and denominations. Why there is such a drastic contrast in regard to Rev. Moon? Why feedback about Rev. Moon varies from negative descriptions as a sect to recognition as "the prophet of modern times", "peacemaker" and even "the leader who contributed to peace more than anyone else in our century"?
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Rev. Moon is known as the founder of the Washington Times, which played a central role in the fall of Communism, and is recognized as a champion of the inter-religious dialogue and revolutionary supporter of the family values.
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In order, not to be prejudiced and do not speak about things that we don't know personally, we selected a few comments of recognized individuals who definitely know what they are talking about.
Margaret Thatcher recognized the contribution of Dr. Moon on the 25 anniversary of Washington Times, with the following words: "It was not easy for Dr. Moon when he started Washington Times ... I mean the firm standing of the newspaper against the Soviet communism and the support he gave to President Reagan and me for ending the Cold War. ... More
One of the thousands of world known people supporting San Myung Moon is the Brazilian soccer player, Pele. "The King of Soccer" supports Rev. Moon in recent Sports for Peace initiatives. According to them, football is a natural bridge between cultures, religions, races, ethnic groups and nations. Because of this vision for football, as a powerful unifying and peacemaking force, Dr. Moon founded in 2002 the World Cup football for peace - King Peace Cap. ... More
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Pioneer in the fight for human rights and tenfold congressman, Lecturer Walter Fauntroy notes: "I fully uphold Rev Dr. San Myung Moon, because he invests all of his finances and full potential of his organizations for two main purposes; peace and families."
Senator Larry Preslar added: "My admiration of Dr. Moon and his wife grew enormously. His energy, vision and dedication to the cause of peace are unprecedented in the history of mankind. "
If you believe that the quotes were unilaterally selected, it will be far from the truth. It turns out that such assessments of his personality are coming from all over the world. Today, facing the incredible achievements in Rev. Moon's efforts for peace, critics of the past seem rather ridiculous, naive, bigoted and narrow-minded rather than the least serious. Or as Senator of San Francisco, Amos Brown, speak of Moon, "his message of peace threatened those religiously narrow-minded" and they responded with intolerance and viciously fierce criticism:
Rev. Moon became the "Champion of Inter-religious reconciliation" by one simple method, that no one used in the past. He simply brought representatives from all faith to work heart to heart for a common cause.
Rev. Moon revealed, with his life and teachings, yet another vital secret to peace. Never count how much you have invested for others, just "give, forget that you have given and give again." This principle is the key to unconditional love and happiness. Rev. Moon's teachings really bring a revolution in understanding and a "Revolution of Heart and Conscience".
Furthermore, religions were concerned mostly with the individual problem and even often renounced married life. Yet, Divine Principle explains that personal growth and development of heart and conscience comes in the family. Family is the school of love and the foundation for healthy society. These ideals are expressed in the International and Interreligious marriages Rev. Moon had held for millions of couples.
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