Talk:Sun Myung Moon
- Western age: 96
- Korean age: 98
Detractors sometimes say he "thinks he is God", but that is in contradiction to his teachings and public statements. This could stem from a superficial interpretation of Unification Theology.
Mainstream Christianity's view of the Trinity asserts that Jesus is God. Coupled with the mainstream view that Jesus is the Messiah, one could conclude that the Messiah is God.
- Jesus is God
- Jesus is the Messiah
- Thus, the Messiah is God
Rev. Moon's followers believe that he is the Messiah. Ignoring the Unificationist concept of the Trinity, one might reason as follows:
- Rev. Moon is held to be the Messiah
- The Messiah is God
- Thus, Rev. Moon is held to be God
However, the Unificationist view of the Trinity - while not strictly denying that Jesus is God - maintains that Jesus is a human being (not the Creator Himself). This can be a little confusing, but I'm just dashing this off from memory, rather than carefully writing an article; bear with me, please?
Unificationists believe that Rev. Moon is a human being - not God - not a member of the Trinity.
- No human being is God, the Creator (because God creates each human being)
- The Messiah is a human being.
- Rev. Moon is the Messiah.
- Therefore, Rev. Moon is a human being and not God.
This is not a very interesting point of theology, unless (A) you are a Unificationist or (B) you have some curiosity about the differences between Unification Theology and what mainstream Christians believe. --Ed Poor Talk 09:43, 17 April 2008 (EDT)
I have been a member the Unification Church my entire adult life and am the Internet's leading authority on it. I have access to the same public information as everyone else, of course, as well as inside information.
The quotations I deleted are unreliable.
If you want to start a debate, we have Debate Topics for that.
Please unlock so i can add to article.--Pakhyongshin 23:31, 7 August 2008 (EDT)
- I think you meant slide 13, and Rev. Moon doesn't own any part of the car company. The church - not its founder - is the owner of all "church-related businesses".