Stumbling Into the Moonies in Australia

A thread about strange people in the wilds of Australia yields this encounter:

“Nunawading in Eastern Melbourne there is/was a compound and bunkhouse for the Korean Moonies cult.

When I had just moved into a rental around the corner, two of them came knocking at my door. They said that they were language students and as part of their studies they had to practice their English with locals. I was waiting for the power to be connected, bored, and had no idea that they were a sect, so I agreed to help them out. They didn’t want to do this at my doorstep but at their “school”. I agreed to go with them despite my reservations because they were looking pretty desperate.

I got there and they asked me to wear slippers that they supplied, these had a picture of Homer Simpson on it. They took me to an interview room with a two way mirror and recording equipment (oh and a heavy duty door). Then they started reading their interpretation of the bible at me. I became annoyed at their dishonesty and asked what happened to the English practice.
It then got weird and they started to bark commandments at me instead trying to guilt me out of answering anything, I asked them to show me out but they kept going. DON’T WORK ON SATURDAYS! DON’T CALL SUNDAY SUNDAY! DON’T DRINK, DRUGS, OR HAVE PREMARITAL SEX!

I looked down at my feet to see Homer and realized what I had to do. I started singing “na na na na na na na na BATMAAAN! Batman! BATMANNNN!”.

They got really pissed but asked if I wanted to try their kim chi. Apart from not wanting to eat random kim chi, I was worried it was going to be drugged so I declined and made my way out the door. Then four others appeared to block my path and I noticed an open door leading to the observation room from the mirror. I got really angry and hip and shouldered my way out and grabbed my shoes and kicked the slippers into the garden. The really weird thing was that they chased me down the street and tried to give me an umbrella and it wasn’t even raining.

I wondered if it was just cultural and I looked like a rampaging loon, but I read up on Korean church cults and they employ the same tactics.”

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Image of Sun Myun Moon from Wikipedia





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