Hyo Jin Moon October 1, 2006
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 01 October 2006. My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record. To see one of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: http://definingmoment.tv/
Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC. All welcome Hyo Jin nim and Yeon Ah nim and offer a bow.
(Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage; he brings a small notebook to the podium.)
How are you doing?
Good to see you.
Today's topic is Propaganda.
Is it necessary? Propaganda has been around ever since people started to group together. Leaders and kings have abused it throughout history and you know for organized religion; it's very useful for them and it's necessary at the same time to promote their faith.
Pretty much that is the pattern of what we know today that we see all the time on television; there's infomercials and commercials. The need comes because we do need to propagate the message whether we sell cereal or a message from God.
Having said that, the first thing that we have to think about is how we go about achieving the concept of propaganda for commercialization of the purpose of propagating the faith. There are many countries in the world, first of all, right? Every country has a distinction that they try to put forth that they try to do based on their law and on the unique way they proscribe and actually implement the law the way that they accept as a nation.
When you talk about law you have to go to the beginning and ask God "Did You need law?" Did God need law when he was by Himself? He was almighty. So going back to the pre-creation period when God was still God. He was almighty and omnipotent and omnipresent, you have to ask Him, Did You need law?" I'm sure that He didn't.
Why would you need law when you're by yourself, especially when you're almighty, omnipotent and omnipresent? Was it necessary? So I guess the answer can only be that in the purpose of creation as we know it and allege it is that the law exists because I want an object. The law exists for the sake of the object, not for one's self.
Of course you know God was almighty and he wanted to create something. That is the ultimate something (the creator) that the almighty can be. That's the miracle I guess. That's why we exist. Unfortunately we had a difficult time understanding the value of the law, but that is the essence.