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  1. Sins of the Founding Family Topple One of the World’s Most Famous Religions

    In the 1970s, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church had thousands of members who worshiped him as a deity. He was celebrated inside and outside the church for his bold promotion of traditional family values. Ironically the Church has all but collapsed due to the breakdown of Moon’s own family. He advocated arranged marriage, staged mass nuptials and believed in punishing wives to atone for Eve’s sins. His family was supposed to pioneer a new model, untarnished by original sin. But sins came: addiction, suicide, premarital pregnancy, family feuds, financial collapse and tales of horrible abuse. Like Adam, how the Moons have fallen.

    Source: New Republic

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