Friday, 3 June 2016

Guardian Weekend Magazine - Experience: I escaped from the Moonies

'Growing up in the 1960s and 70s, I was drawn to an alternative way of life. I was the son of a businessman and I wanted to discover the meaning of life beyond materialism; I felt religion may hold the answers. After school, I trained as an accountant, but hated it. My plan was to live in a bread delivery van that I’d converted and offer people handyman services in return for payment in kind.

One day, a man knocked on my van and invited me to join his community for a weekend. They were the Moonies, named after their Korean founder Sun Myung Moon, and they were operating from a farmhouse just outside Reading. The community of 15 was led by a local man and his wife; it was clean, drug-free and essentially Christian, all of which appealed to me. By the end of the weekend, I had agreed to stay for six months...'

Read the full story on the Guardian Online.

3 comments:

  1. Your story is interesting! Thank you so much for sharing! I am sure you will be able to keep it up, guys!

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  2. thanks for sharing some stories from your life! you share your experience with youth!

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  3. It is always very helpful when someone share the experience with others. Thank you for a such useful website.Happy many returns of the day!

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