Rev Moon finally freaking dies

To which I say, Hallejuah! The guy who fleeced thousands and thousands of young people out of every last cent, out of  promising futures, in many cases stealing their very dignity using the religious protection racket, has finally passed away. Alas, the cause of death was not slow roasting in flames or lingering necrotizing genitalia, as would be appropriate for a social predator of this caliber:

CNN— The Rev. Sun Myung Moon — founder of the church whose followers are colloquially known as the Moonies — died early Monday in South Korea, an organization affiliated with his church said. The Universal Peace Federation said on its website that Moon died early Monday morning of complications related to pneumonia. He was 92.

The Washington Times, one of several publications that Moon founded, similarly reported Moon’s death. “Words cannot convey my heart at this time,” said Thomas P. McDevitt, the Times’ president said in a story on the newspaper’s website. “Rev. Sun Myung Moon has long loved America, and he believed in the need for a powerful free press to convey accurate information and moral values to people in a free world.”

McDevitt is right about one thing, words cannot describe it. On that we agree, because I tried for a good half hour to come up with the right words to describe the harm this one son of a bitch has wrought and came up empty. The fact that this crafty shameless asshole lived to age 92 and died in the pit of elite luxury surrounded by loving, adoring family and friends is even more evidence that either there is no God, or God is a raving amoral lunatic. I dearly hope Moon’s gravesite is available to visitors as I would like to think there’s a drunken pilgrimage in my future, someday, where I get to dance on this mother-fuckers slowly rotting carcass.


  1. 'Tis Himself says

    I dearly hope his gravesite is available to visitors as I would like to think there’s a drunken pilgrimage in my future, someday, where I get to dance on this mother-fuckers slowly rotting carcass.

    I wouldn’t dance on his grave. I’d share a beer with him after filtering it through my kidneys.

  2. says

    @timgueguen @4 – They’s gut him, stuff him, lay him out in a glass coffin, then proclaim that it is a miracle predicted in their holy book that their savior lies died but unrotting.

  3. JoeBuddha says

    “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar(?)

  4. naturalcynic says

    Awwww, you should think of Thumper, who said: “If you can’t say sumpthin’ nice about somebody, don’t say nuthin’ at all”


  5. maxdwolf says

    Oh good, let us revel in the death of a man. What has his death brought us? Nothing. Do you think the cult he brought into being will wilt and die now. Will the newspaper close up shop? His damage was done years ago and he was now a figure head. He no longer gets to personally reap the fruits of the evil he sowed. That’s it. There’s nothing to rejoice in here. Not even vengeance has been served.

  6. Brownian says

    Oh good, let us revel in the death of a man.

    I did when my father died. I have zero problem with the celebration of the end of evil.

  7. godlesspanther says

    maxdwolf has made some valid points. The damage has been done and Moon kicking the bucket does not and cannot change that.

    Then there is the — now what? factor. The cult is not going to cease operation. Someone else is going to take it over. Someone even worse? That’s a possibility. Will the cult split into factions? That’s also a possibility. We shall have to wait and see.

    Another thing that is troublesome, is that persons such as Moon have a creepy way of being more dangerous after they are dead than they were while they were alive.

  8. Brownian says

    The damage has been done and Moon kicking the bucket does not and cannot change that.

    So what’s the effect of revelling in the death of an asshole?

    If it’s all a wash, why hassle people who feel joy at the death of a terrible man?

  9. cconti says

    Somehow I missed this news in the press. So thank you for making my day.
    My wife was once kidnapped by the Moonies. This was back in the early 80’s before we met, but the story she told me was really scary. She was able to fool one of her minders and run off the compound taking refuge in a nearby home. This was in L.A.

    My personal experience with them was just a few fuck you’s when I was offered flowers (which I stopped dishing out once I learned that those poor schmucks were more brainwashed than a pair of sport socks).

    I would gladly take a piss on this guy’s grave if I could. What a vile worm of a human being.

  10. grumpyoldfart says

    Give the family a few months to divvy up the loose cash in the Swiss bank accounts, and I’ll bet they celebrate with a mass wedding – and the sheeple will say, “Aaah, good old days”.

  11. godlesspanther says

    Brownian — Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying a few beers to celebrate as we write. I like the idea of taking a piss on Moon’s grave (I actually did that on the grave of Gen. G. A. Custer)

    I was just agreeing with some of the points that maxdwolf brought up, because they are valid points.

    Sure we can put on the old Kool and the Gang 45RPM and dance to Celebration! For now, but this is not the end of the story.

    Many small cults do not survive the death of their leader, but the Moonies are a big cult — huge. It will survive the death of Moon — because it HAS to — it’s too big not to. So, as I said the rev. Moon can be more dangerous dead than alive.

    We can take a look at the other side of the coin here. Westboro Baptist Church is a very small cult. 60 + or – members. When Fred bites the dust, we can be reasonably assured that the whole thing will sink. The WBC has it written that a woman may not lead the church — Shirley is not going to get the job. They do not have a good replacement for Fred. So it will be the end.

    In contrast — most of the growth of Scientology occurred after L. Ron croaked.

  12. anubisprime says

    There will be another moron with an eye on the cash along in a moment…after the hierarchy have smited each other to paradise and back to see who is top doggy!

    Sibling rivalry never so xian methinks!

  13. Mal Adapted says

    Natural Cynic #8:

    Forget Thumper. If you can’t say anything nice about somebody, go ahead and tell the truth!

  14. TGAP Dad says

    To quote Clarence Darrow:
    I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.

  15. raven says

    Oh good, let us revel in the death of a man.

    Sure, why not? I wasn’t very nice to Rev. Moon when he was alive and didn’t have much good to say about him then. Why should him being dead make any difference here?

    Cheering when a vaguely humanoid toad dies isn’t supposed to do anything but make you (singular) happy. Although in Moon’s case, the world will be just a little bit better with him gone.

    PS Hard to say how Moon being dead will effect the Moonies. Ex-Moonies, of which there are many, tend to think the cult will flounder. Moonie-ism was a cult of personality run by a meglomaniac who claimed to be Jesus Christ II and that is going to be a hard act to follow. We will just have to wait and see.

    PSS Reverend Moon did one huge service to humankind. He showed us where religions come from and how easy they are to start. It’s clear he just made it all up as he went along.

  16. raven says

    Like every other cult, it was about control of money, sex and power.


    Who knew Jesus Christ II the New Messiah, would be a Korean, divorced, ex-con?

    Doesn’t take much to start a new religion.

    David Koresh took control of the Branch Davidians by killing the then current leader. Very traditional.

  17. kagekiri says

    …either there is no God, or God is a raving amoral lunatic.

    Well, there’s also the possibility that God’s just a good but useless, powerless wimp next to some other much more powerful evil/amoral being…but I guess that’d make THAT more powerful being the “real” god.

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