comment to Send-off to Moon: Strikingly Similar to Sathya Sai Baba in Life and Death on Sep15 2013 by chrisdokter

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Each movement of significant size, like the Sathya Sai Baba movement and the Unification movement are mini-worlds. And hence of significant complexities.

I see some similarities between the Unification movement and the SSB movement, but also a lot of differences. For example, the Unification church was active in politics because of its anti-communism. Rev. Moon seemed to be sincere, unlike SSB who was a charlatan or at best pious fraud from the start. Demographics of the movements are very different, as well as the response from the society. SSB movement hardly has full time members unlike Unification movement in the beginning.

“Moon was a deeply narcissistic man [ ….] who, if accepted as a personal master, protected you from harm ..”

I do not think that Moon ever claimed to prevent followers from earthly harm.