The Words of the Anderson Family
A Troubling Speech
July 7, 2007
I received an e-mail from someone who wanted me to repudiate Father's words and Rev. Kwak's words on the Holocaust.
On 7/7/07, WJ wrote:
Dear Sir or Madam,
I did a web search recently and ran across an article on a Unification Church web site which greatly offended me, and which I have no doubt would offend about every other person who reads it.
This was a speech given by the current President of FFWPI, Chung Hwan Kwak, who, according to Wikipedia, is also the president or director of virtually every organization associated with the Unification Church. I reproduce below the offending language, and I would ask your organization to issue an express public repudiation of it.
Thank you for your response.
The Meaning of the Nation of the 4th Israel
Chung Hwan Kwak
November 10, 2003
... At the Seoul Declaration, Father gave a speech of encouragement titled "The Owner of Re-Creation." It is the internal and essential speech focusing on the center of the providence.
In particular, it includes many difficult contents for religious leaders to accept. For example: 1) Judaism committed a historical sin in front of Jesus, so Jewish people experienced the Holocaust under Hitler. Without God's permission, would it really have been possible for Hitler to do such a massacre? 2) Islam is a religion which originally should not have come into being. 3) There are a lot of things which Christianity could not fulfill their responsibility for. 4) God's marriage registration and God's birth registration, etc. There was a splendid array of world leaders at Father's speech. I felt that no one would have stayed quietly upon listening to Father's speech which nobody ever understands. However, even if they could not understand details, they understood Father's general idea and achievements, and they yielded to Father's achievements.
(To be continued)
(from October issue of the monthly magazine, "Tongil Segye" in Korea)
Rev. Moon is saying that because the Jewish people killed Jesus, there was an historical basis for evil to attack them, and even God could not stop it. God permitted it. God sent Jesus on a mission to start a world of God's ideal and from him could have come an advanced civilization of goodness, justice and prosperity. Instead he was lynched by his own people, and they had a liability due to that. The Holocaust was barbarism in return for barbarism. The Jewish people went from being the chosen people to hounded vagabonds due to their crime.
As for Islam, if Christianity had done its job in spreading the teachings and practices of Jesus, a barbaric religion like Islam would not have come about. The failures of Christianity gave rise to Islam in the 7th century and to Communism in the mid 19th century, and we see it manifested today as widespread unbelief, materialism and socialism under the misnomer of liberalism.
There is nothing so despised as a religious hypocrite. So if people espouse high ideals, but the example of their lives is shameful, then they become the butt of anger, ridicule and even violence. Sadly, that is the way of the world.
So sorry, but I am not willing to repudiate what Rev. Kwak or Rev. Moon said.