Hyo Jin Moon
March 5, 2006
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 05 March 2006. I am a poor note taker and I feel disappointed that I missed writing down many things because my writing is slower than Hyo Jin nim's speaking. These at most convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record.
Are you concerned about all this sectarian violence in the world?
I think that it's only going to get worse.
How did you join; why did you join?
How many are still serious about going out and spreading the word?
Father is trying to institutionalize our activities because he is getting older. In 2012 He will be 92 years old. Because of the institution there is so much politics.
We don't need to try to become 2nd rate politicians with positions in business or what ever.
How do you take care of the arrogant young member? It takes a lot of time and patience and maybe even counseling or therapy.
It takes so much just to raise one person.
What works never changes. Some things are universal truth.
Before you can claim that we are so unique and special you have to apply universal truth in your life.
You can't even sell a cookie if people don't see the value in it.
How can we prove our selves? We have to show that we demonstrate universal truth by our lives.
There are so many stories out there, members' life stories and testimonies. Some times the meaning is lost over time or in translation.
How do you prove to people that we are better when people are usually just interested in the latest fashion?
Father will be OK, but what about you?
The only solution is to practice the truth and recognize the value we have. There is no shortcut to greatness.
Even when you think about the Moslems that hate America, they have some point. But our capitalism and democracy create opportunities and freedom.
The radical Moslems just want to blow us up because of our immorality; they won't change. They want to feel happiness and joy, but violence is a questionable method.
How do you change America when freedom to be immoral is guaranteed? Religion is the only way.
You have to absolutely inspire generation after generation unendingly until we can see this change to true values i.e. permanent.
You have to start somewhere.
I try to do my best not to cross that line of taking advantage of my name to exploit opportunities to make money. I don't want to be an idiot.
Multimedia is very important. We have to use it to communicate these things. Things have come here for a reason.
Look at how Fox News has succeeded in such a short time. They just have a few character driven shows that run three times a day. O Riley, Hannity, and Greta Van Susteren influence so many people. O Riley has such huge ratings and influences so many people.
I watched a news story about a Catholic man who gave $250,000,000.00 to a Catholic cause. People aren't giving this kind of money to us. They give it to the Catholics because they are showcasing their religion.
So you all want to go to Chung Pyung now? That's funny.
At least your children can help (accomplish the mission). You guys are getting too old. You aren't dead yet. (Laughter)
If there is going to be a change, I'll bet on your children. Its good is we could do all the activities that we used to do.
When was the last year that the ICUS conference was held? (Several audience members answered)
President Bush always says the only just form of government is democracy. If that is what he believes then so be it.
We have to promote our ideas. We have to master the fundamental truth.
Do you wish a UFO would just land on the White House lawn and little green men would get out and say to the world "You have to believe in Reverend Moon or I'm going to laser you?" Anything is possible.
We have to find something of eternal value in life and make the right choices that can alter your life.
Make the right decision! Control it!
You have to find it.
See you next week.