Unificationism represents a paradigm shift in religious / spiritual thinking. A paradigm shift is a systematic shift in thinking that is of significant size and scope. Father Moon uses the phrase “super-religion beyond religious barriers” about his teachings.
|Creates division||Creates unity|
|«Only we are right.»||All religions have parts of the truth.|
|Unclear purpose of life||A clear purpose / meaning of life|
|God as incomprehensible||A comprehensible God|
|Does not understand life after death||A clear understanding of life after death|
|Individual salvation||Salvation on family level|
|God as Father/ Lord||God as Father and Mother|
|Man above woman||Man and woman have same value.|
|We are completely different from God.||We resemble God.|
|Keeping laws / commands most important||Living for others / altruism most important|
We humans are created for a higher purpose and to realize an incredibly great ideal. The ideal world God originally planned when He created, was a world based on mature individuals creating good families, communities and nations.
However, because evil entered the world, the first humans failed to achieve the required personal maturity and therefore also failed to create a harmonious family.
All humankind is descended from the first man and the first woman (Adam and Eve). Because they were never able to realize God’s ideal of creation, and because they never attained the required maturity to become the True Parents of humankind, their descendants, i.e., all humanity, did not get the much needed example of perfect individuals, ideal families, societies, and nations.
Adam should have become the True Father of humankind and Eve the True Mother. Instead, they became a false father and a false mother, creating an evil world full of false love, a false life, and a false lineage.
More about the teachings
“In a nutshell” – text: Knut Holdhus. Extended “in a nutshell” text: Brief about the teachings